Mr. S J M Anzsar was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 7th January 1997 and as the Chairman on 12th December 1997.

He is a Chartered Accountant with a career span of over thirty-fve years that included Partnership at an international professional frm; senior management roles at a UK based conglomerate specializing in Africa. Since the mid nineties he has been engaged in the private equity sector focusing in Africa and Sri Lanka.

Prof. L R Watawala was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 07th November 1996.

Prof. Watawala is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA), Fellow of the Institute of Certifed Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK (FCMA UK) ,Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Fellow of the Institute of Certifed Professional Managers (FCPM).

He served his articles and as a Qualifed Assistant at Turquand Youngs Co.(Ernst & Young), Chairman and Managing Director of the Ceylon Leather Products Corporation, Chairman and Managing Director of the State Mining & Mineral Development Corporation, Chairman of the People’s Bank, Chairman of the People's Merchant Bank, Chairman and Director General of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (1991-1993) and (2005-2007), Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Chairman of Pan Asia Bank Ltd, Director South Asia Informatics Computer Institute Ltd (Singapore) and Chairman of the National Insurance Trust Fund. He currently serves on the Company Directorates of Richard Peiris PLC, Lanka IOC PLC, Abans Electricals PLC and Lake House Printers Publishers PLC.

He is the President of the Institute of Certifed Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), President of the Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA), President Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM), Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Founder President of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) and Past President of the Organization of Professionals Association of Sri Lanka (OPA).

Mr. B C U Perera was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 01st January 2014.

Mr. B C U Perera has over twenty fve years of commercial experience in senior management capacity. He Joined the John Keells Group in 1992 seconded to John Keells Ofce Automation (Pvt) Limited and held the positions of Sales & Marketing Manager, Director Sales & Marketing, Director / General Manager and became the CEO / Vice President – John Keells Holdings in the year 2000.

In 2010 he moved to take up a challenging career in the F & B Sector within the same group. Mr. B C U Perera was in-charge of the beverage business where he held the position of Vice President John Keells Holdings / Head of Beverages Ceylon Cold Stores a public quoted company which had operated for over one hundred forty years.

Mr. D M R Phillips, President’s Counsel, was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 07th November 1996.

He is a Attorney-At-Law and a Solicitor (England & Wales) and holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property (University of London- Queen Mary & West Field College). He currently serves as the Chairman of Intellectual Property Advisory Board and presently serves on the company Directorates of NDB Bank PLC.

Ms. S A J Goonetilleke was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 01st October 1997.

Ms. S A J Goonetilleke is a Fellow Member of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a MBA from Postgraduate Institute of Management - Sri Jayewardenapura.

She started her career at Ernst & Young and then served in several companies such as Chemanex Ltd, GTE Directories (Pvt) Ltd and presently serves as a Director in Reditune Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. A M G Gomez was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 01st February 2007.

Mr. Gomez possesses extensive experience of over thirty-fve years in the Private Sector in Sri Lanka in Finance and General Management with wide exposure in many industry segments. He served the Bartleet Group of Companies for twenty-four years as CEO / Director of several Companies within the Strategic Business units of Transportation, Financial Services and Information Technology. During this period he was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Holding Company.

At present Mr. Gomez functions as the Executive Director / General Manager of Geveo Australasia (Pvt) Ltd., a BOI registered Software Development Company with Australian investment. He is also a Director of several other Companies in the capacity of Non Executive Independent Director.

Mr. S T P Kahawala was appointed to the Board of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC on 15th March 2016.

Mr. Kahawela is an incorporated engineer (Engineering Council, UK) and holds a Diploma in Professional Business and Technical Management, with a career span of over thirty years.

He served as an Electronics Engineer (Service in-charge) at Al-Futtaim Group Doha, Qatar from 1983-1992.

He joined the John Keells Group in 1992 seconded to John Keells Office Automation (Pvt) Limited and served as the Head of Services.

In year 2000 he was appointed as the Assistant Vice President – John Keells Group before joining Gestetner.

Muhammed Hamza was appointed as a Non Executive Director to the Board of Directors of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC effective from 9th August 2018.

Mr. Hamzsa hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (B.Com) from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and MBA with a Major in Marketing from the American University, Washington DC. He joined Nestle Lanka as a Management Trainee in 1983 and was with the group till July 2013.During his career spanning 30 years with Nestle, he had held senior Marketing, Sales and General Management positions within Nestle, across Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Indonesia. He Worked as the CEO/Director for Ceylon Pencil Co Ltd (ATLAS) from 2013 to 2018, the market leader for school and office stationery products in Sri Lanka.

He has been a Non-Executive Independent Director at Ceylon Cold Stores (Including the JKH Supermarkets) and a member of the Audit Committee from 2015. From July 2018 he has been appointed the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board.- LAKSALA.

Management team

Company Secretary

Messrs Jacey & Company.
No.9/5,Thambiah Avenue, Colombo 07.

Auditors

Messrs KPMG, Chartered Accountants,
32A,Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha,
PO Box 186, Colombo 03.

Bankers

  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
  • Bank of Ceylon
  • Hatton National Bank PLC
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • DFCC Vardhana Bank
  • Union Bank of Sri Lanka
  • Nations Trust Bank PLC

Registered Office

Gestetner Centre,
No. 248 , Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02

Tel: + 94-11-2323826 / + 94-11-4725500
Fax: + 94-11-2541351

E-mail: gocl@gestetnersl.com
Web: www.gestetnersl.com