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-five years that included Partnership at an international professional firm; 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.

Keki Wadia (commonly known as Kris Wadia) was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 13th August 2019.

Kris has held senior executive roles with Pearson plc in Hong Kong, OCBC Bank in Singapore and global roles with Accenture, the world’s leading technology consultancy and Quintiles, the world’s largest clinical trials outsourcer.

Kris currently serves as a Senior Advisor to CEOs and Boards in Financial Services, BioPharma and Cyber Security. He has lived in  8 countries and travelled to over 70 countries, building a proven track record of successful launches, rapid growth, and transformation of businesses at scale globally.

As an Entrepreneur, he has orchestrated the turnaround of loss-making, mid-size businesses by leveraging his academic training as a UK Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA).

He is a regular keynote speaker at global conferences on subjects ranging from Leadership, Influencing Skills, Process Optimization and Technology Innovation.

Kris has been quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, CNN, and life sciences journals as a thought leader. He has authored five books on technology, marketing and finance, and is writing his sixth on ‘Humanized Leadership in Virtualized World’ specifically for managers in emerging economies.

Mr. A R Rasiah was appointed as an alternate Director to Chairman, Mr. S J M Anzsar of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC effective from 13th
August 2019.

Mr. Rasiah is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with an illustrious career span of over thirty five
years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Ceylon.

He started his career with Ernst and Young and later on served Mercantile Group of Companies and Almulla Group of Companies
respectively. Finally, he joined Nestle Lanka PLC as Director Finance in 1994 and was with the Group till his retirement 2005. He was
the Chairman of Atlas Axillia (Pvt) Ltd till 2017.

At present Mr. Rasiah functions as the Chairman of the Hela Clothing (Pvt) Ltd and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
He is also a Non Executive Director of EB Creasy Group of Companies, Marawila, Sigiriya and Beruwala Hotels Ltd, Fintek Managed
Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Clindata Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Sunshine Tea Co (Pvt) Ltd.

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