Group Executive Director
Saman Wimalaratne counts over 10 years’ of (senior managerial of which over 5 years
at board level) experience in senior positions such as, Head of Corporate Planning,
Group Executive Director, Senior consultant to BOD, Non-Executive Director, Head of
Finance and administration, and more than 5 years of experience as a financial and
management consultant to various boards of blue-chip companies in Sri Lanka and
overseas. He is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants UK and Certified Public Accountant of Australia.
In his capacity as a financial consultant, Saman has successfully completed a wide
range of assignments in different industries to restructure financially distressed
companies and to make them sustainable and viable business enterprises while
achieving the anticipated growth rates in their respective fields.
Saman Wimalaratne was involved in strategizing; formulating and implementing
payment plans to settle creditors of one of the largest companies to face a crisis, in the
Financial Services Industry in Sri Lanka in the capacity of the project leader.
He has functioned as a project leader in establishing and implementing Enterprise Risk
Management Frameworks for the market leaders in different industries in Sri Lanka.
He has been engaged in establishing systems and procedures, setting up corporate
planning and budgetary frameworks, internal auditing, risk management functions and
training of professionals. Saman is a much sought after trainer for planning, budgeting
and finance for blue chip companies and multinationals.
Saman has also actively participated in company valuations, feasibility studies,
corporate planning in different industries to facilitate mergers, acquisitions and buyouts.
Including structuring project financing, trade financing and other finance facilities to fund
new projects and financially distressed companies liaising with banks, financial
institutions and prospective investors and structuring mergers and acquisitions.