Mr. C. Perera - Chairman

"During a career spanning over 28 years as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court, he has gained a vast amount of expertise in all areas of the Law, including Corporate Law, Banking Law, Leasing & Finance Law, Capital Market & Fund Management Services, Corporate Debt Financing Services, and Intellectual Property Advisory Services."

" A well-respected figure in legal circles, Mr. Perera is currently a partner of Legal Inc. - Attorneys-at-Law & Notaries Public. Prior to this he served as the Head of the Legal Department at Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka Limited for a period of 10 years, as well as at LB Finance PLC and The Finance PLC as a legal officer. He currently serves on the Boards of Management Systems (Pvt) Limited, Thilanka Hotels (Pvt) Limited, Eurocenter DDC (Pvt) Limited and Winall (Pvt) Limited. He has passed the Certificate Course on Modern Banking conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Jayewardenepura University. "

Mr. R.S. Egodage - Chief Executive Officer

"Mr. Egodage took over the reins of Commercial Credit Ltd. in October 2009 following the takeover of the company by B.G. Investments at the same time. As the CEO of the company, he has been the driving force behind the company's stellar success, charting a visionary course of leadership and growth, ensuring the company's status today as one of the country's most successful and respected finance companies."

An industry veteran with a wealth of experience and achievements to his credit, Mr. Egodage is a skilled corporate strategist with a proven track record in guiding corporate entities towards record growth and success. His passion and innate talent for establishing pioneering and liberated corporate strategies has been validated by Commercial Credit's trailblazing success in just 18 months, growing from a relatively small market share to being within the top five registered finance companies in terms of Net Interest Income.

His success is due in part to the multi-disciplinary approach he brings to the table, gleaned through a diverse career in a range of industries, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Plantations and Finance. Prior to taking over the stewardship of Commercial Credit, Mr. Egodage has held several top level management positions in the finance industry. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Director of The Finance Company PLC in 2006. Holding overall responsibility for the company's operations, while serving on the Boards of several Group companies at the same time, he led The Finance Company to declare its highest ever profits in over 70 years of operation, in what is popularly referred to as the Billion Month.

Other positions Mr. Egodage has held in reputed listed companies include Deputy Manager – Corporate Finance of the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, where he was instrumental in restructuring the Plantations sector, General Manager – Finance Planning and Administration – Kotagala Plantations PLC and General Manager – Project and Planning, Agalawatte Plantations PLC – both positions where he held key responsibilities for the overall direction of the company. He also held key positions of responsibility in companies including Central Finance, Peoples Ventures and Ceylon Pencil Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BG Investments (Pvt) Ltd. An avid sportsman and a firm believer in the wisdom of an organization with a bottom-heavy management strategy, Mr. Egodage places strong emphasis on employee participation and empowerment, as well as a liberated corporate culture. His continuing focus remains the Company's strategic direction and its expansion into new markets, whilst facilitating its continued growth and success.

Having acquired a BSc. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Peradeniya and initially embarking on a career in the engineering field, he then set his sights on a career in management, earning a MBA from the University of Colombo. He has since then gone on to earn numerous professional qualifications including FCMA, Dip.M(UK), ACIM and ASCMA. He is undoubtedly one of the most qualified CEO's in the Finance industry today .

Mr. S. K. Gunarathne - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gunarathne is an Independent Consultant in Energy Conservation and Management, and serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Commercial Credit. Mr. Gunarathne has worked in senior engineering positions at some of the leading apparel companies such as MAS Holdings and Brandix, as well as in the Sugar and Plantation Industry. With over 22 years of experience in the fields of Engineering and Energy Management, he has participated in many project teams and forums, involved in construction and commissioning of many mass scale manufacturing facilities for Plywood and Textile Industries.

Further he played a key role in the technical teams, which visited the United Kingdom, Malaysia, China and India in order to evaluate the suitability of the adapting of new machinery and technologies for Sri Lankan industries. He holds a National Diploma in Engineering Sciences specialising in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Director of Best Cars Lanka (Pvt) Limited and SK Consultants (Pvt) Limited.

Mrs. G.R. Egodage - Working Director

Mrs. Egodage joined Commercial Credit as an Executive Director following the Company's management takeover in 2009. She is presently a Director of B.G. Investments (Pvt) Limited and R.D.S. Bakers (Pvt) Limited. Mrs. Egodage began her career as an assistant lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya. As her career advanced she collaborated on many research projects before joining Ansell Lanka, where she served for a period of 4 years as a Process Chemist. From 1996 to 2005 she held the post of Assistant Director for Quality Control and Quality Assurance at the Coconut Development Authority.

Following this, Mrs. Egodage switched careers, putting her qualification in Business Administration to good use as she took up a position as the Managing Director of R.D.S. Bakers (Pvt) Limited. Here she quickly gained a reputation for skilled management ability and an adherence to the highest ethical standards, and was instrumental in developing the popular brand which R.D.S. Bakers is now synonymous with. She brings these same skills and dedication to her role as Executive Director of Commercial Credit and is an integral component of the Company success story. She holds a BSc. Special Degree with a Major in Chemistry from the University of Peradeniya and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Susantha Pinto - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mihindakulasuriya Susantha Devapriya Pinto started his career as a Trainee Planter in 1996 with Balangoda Estate, Sri Lanka State Plantation Corporation and later functioned as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in leading plantation companies in Sri Lanka. He served Solar Electric Light Company as the Director – Operations during which he contributed in many ways towards the improvement of operations such as financing, after sales service of Renewable Energy- Solar Photo voltaic etc. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Ceylinco Renewables (Pvt) Limited for a period of two years.

Mr. Susantha Pinto also served as the Chairman at Green Earth Group before joining Commercial Credit as a Non- executive Director. An old boy of St. Anthony's College, Kandy, he obtained a Diploma in Plantation Management and he is currently reading for a MBA from Western Sydney University in Australia. He brings a high degree of commitment and dedication coupled with industry expertise to the business and he is recognized as a major component in Commercial Credit's attaining its goals.

MR. KEN VANDER WEELE - co-founder and partner in Creation Investments Capital Management

Mr Ken Vander Weele is a co-founder and partner in Creation Investments Capital Management, LLC, a fund management company that manages several specialized private equity vehicles that invest in emerging market financial services companies serving poor clients.

From 2000 until 2009 Mr Vander Weele served as the President of the Investment Services Division at Opportunity International, a major microfinance network. Mr. Vander Weele was responsible for the development and oversight of all commercial MFIs within the Opportunity Network, garnering over $1 billion in assets during his tenure. During this period, Mr Vander Weele was involved in forming three microfinance banks in Eastern Europe (Forus Bank-Russia, Opportunity Bank-Montenegro, and Opportunity Bank-Serbia), and Ken served as the board chair of each bank.

Between 1991 and 2000, Mr. Vander Weele held various positions within the Opportunity International Network, including Global COO, Regional Vice President for Eastern Europe and Interim CEO.

From 1975 to 1981, Mr. Vander Weele held various positions at Grant Thornton, CPAs, in their Madison, Boston, Chicago, and US National Office.

From 1981 to 1991, he was the Senior Vice President, CFO and a founding shareholder of Graphisphere Corporation, a graphic arts holding company with private equity shareholders, until it was sold to a strategic buyer.

Mr Vander Weele was also a founder and the board chair of the Microfinance Centre for Eastern Europe from 1998 until 2006 and the Balkan Financial Sector Equity Fund from 2005 to 2011.

Mr Vander Weele has a PhD in international economics from Oxford University, and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin. Ken is also a CPA.

MR. PATRICK FISHER - Founder and managing partner of Creation Investments Capital Management

Mr. Patrick Fisher is the founder and managing partner of Creation Investments Capital Management, an impact investment fund manager and transaction advisory group. With over $130 million in assets under management, Creation Investments focuses on private equity investments in financial services and microfinance serving the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid (BOP). Mr. Fisher has led investments or provided advisory services on transactions in over 25 countries in other industry verticals, including health care, affordable housing, agriculture, clean energy, and technology, as well as evaluating social ventures and impact investments in countless others. Mr. Fisher serves on the boards of GrupoFinclusion SAPI de CV SOFOM ENR, NOA Cooperatief U.A., and Commercial Credit and Finance PLC, among several others.

Mr. Fisher is also a partner of Promus Capital, a multi-family office and alternative investment manager with over $1billion in assets under management. Promus investment strategies include Strategies include proprietary private equity transactions, managed futures, core public securities, municipal bond trading, hedge funds, real estate, fund of funds, venture capital funds, and impact investments.

Prior to founding Creation Investments, Mr. Fisher spent the majority of his career working for JPMorgan Chase. His relevant work experience includes years of service in International Banking and Global Treasury and Trade Services, primarily covering Asia and Latin America. Mr. Fisher worked for the bank in China, specifically in Hong Kong and Beijing. In addition, Mr. Fisher has trading experience, working on Bank One’s Chicago trading floormarketing interest rate, commodity, and foreign exchange derivatives. He received his credit training from American National Bank in Chicago. Hehas started numerous businesses and established three previous investment funds in real estate and private equity. He has served on the board of several domestic and international for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of Mensa and continues his studies in Spanish, Mandarin and Koine Greek.

MR. D SOOSAIPILLAI - Senior Chartered Accountant

Mr Soosaipillai is a Senior Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and has over 30 years experience in finance and administration having held senior positions in large organizations both in Sri Lanka and overseas, including 11 years as CEO, leading up to his last assignment as Managing Director in a SME based SLC in the Maldives.

Considered a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s Leasing industry both in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and has served on the Boards of Directors of several leading specialized leasing Companies in the capacity of Finance Director, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

He is presently an independent consultant in Financial Restructuring and Risk Management and recently served as a STC (Short Term Consultant) in a component part of a PFM (Public Finance Management) project to the World Bank on deployment in the Maldives.


Mr. Rajiv Casie Chitty is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA), UK and Chartered Financial Analyst, USA. He obtained his Masters in Economics from the University of Colombo and won the Gold Award in Janashakthi CIMA Pinnacle Awards - 2006. Mr. Casie Chitty was appointed as a Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Credit & Finance PLC in February 2015. He is also a Director at ACL Cables PLC, Royal Palm Beach Hotels PLC and Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC. Mr. Casie Chitty was a former Council Member of CIMA Sri Lanka Division and former President of ACCA Sri Lanka.

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