Board of Directors

Directors of AMW Capital Leasing and Finance PLC as of 10-May-2018.


Mr. Trevine Sylvester Anthony Fernandopulle (Chairman)

Mr. Fernandopulle has over 30 years of work experience at HSBC (Local and Overseas) from 1978 to 2008 and retiring at the end of 2008 as the Deputy CEO. He was seconded by HSBC to work in Saudi British Bank, Saudi Arabia as Head of Credit and to restructure their Risk Management and Credit Administration functions and to manage the Loan Recoveries during his tenure with the Bank from 1996 to 1999. He was also appointed as the Group Chief Risk Officer at the Bank of Ceylon from 2009 – 2012. From 2012 to May 2016 he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer/Executive Vice President Risk at DFCC Group. Mr. Fernandopulle was appointed as a Director of Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers Ltd and Union Bank Ltd effective January 2017 and April 2017 respectively.

Mr. Fernandopulle was also appointed to several committees such as the Asset and Liability, Audit, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Risk Management, Credit, Investment, Impairment, Information Technology during his appointments in the respective banks. He is a Member of the Board of The National Insurance Trust Fund and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Joseph Frazer Memorial Hospital. Mr. Fernandopulle was the Past President, Chartered Institute of Bankers (Sri Lanka Branch)and a Founder Member and Past Vice President Association of Banking Risk Professionals Sri Lanka.

Mr. Trevine Fernandopulle is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers London and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers London. He holds a BSc (Mathematics) from the Imperial College University of London and MSc (Statistics) from London School of Economics University of London.

Mr. Brandon Philip Morris (Director/CEO)

Mr. Brandon Morris counts over 25 years of Managerial experience, of which 20 have been in the Non-Banking Financial Sector (NBFI). Prior to joining AMW Capital Leasing & Finance PLC, Mr. Morris held key positions at LB Finance Ltd (Asst. Manager), LOLC (Asst. General Manager), Ceylease Financial Services Ltd (Chief Operating Officer) and TVS Automotives (Pvt) Ltd (CEO).

He is a Chartered Marketer, holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK.

His diverse skills and valuable experience in Sales, Branding, Credit Appraisal, Debtor Management, Distribution, Dealership Management, Logistics and International Trading, in both the financial and trading sectors, complements his role as a Management Board Director of AMW Group as well.

Mr. Morris currently serves as a Director of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka (FHA) and was the Past Vice Chairman of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka. He represents the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka in the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce main committee.

Mr. Angelo Maharajah Patrick (Non-Executive Independent Director)

Mr. Angelo M. Patrick holds an MBA from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Member of the Institute of Marketing (UK). He has held Directorates and Senior Management positions over the past 40 years in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Canada.

He was the President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka Division in 1993-94 and represented Sri Lanka on the Global Council of CIMA in the United Kingdom for 3 years. He is a Lecturer and Examiner for the Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management in the University of Colombo. He was a Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

He is a Group Director of The Capital Maharaja Organization Ltd and Non-Executive Independent Director of AMW Capital Leasing & Finance PLC and Richard Pieris Exports PLC.

Mr. Joseph Dacius Nihal Kekulawala (Non-Executive Independent Director)

Mr. Kekulawala has over 30 years of results oriented financial management experience in the Financial Service Industry. He had played a strategic role in the diversification of Hatton National Bank PLC, from commercial banking to investment banking, venture capital, stock broking and life/general insurance.

Mr. Kekulawala had held senior positions in the Hatton National Bank including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Deputy General Manager Strategy & Compliance. He worked as the lead consultant responsible for commencing commercial banking operations in the Solomon Islands and also functioned as the inaugural CEO of the bank.

He had undergone extensive Management and Leadership Development studies at Stanford University in USA, Institute of Management Development in Lausanne Switzerland, University of Melbourne in Australia and Asian Institute of Management in Philippines. Mr. Kekulawala is a Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka.

Mr. Kekulawala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in England. He holds a MBA from the University of Manchester.

Mr. Anil Dalsukhlal Lakhani (Executive Director)

Mr. Anil Lakhani is a Senior Finance Professional being qualified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, with 24 years’ experience in Retail, Real Estate and Trading sectors. He is the Finance Director of AMWCL’s parent company Associated Motorways (Private) Limited.

He worked as an Assistant Audit Manager in A.F. Ferguson handling various audit assignments of leading business houses such as Tata, Mahindra and GE Lighting from July 1993 to November 1995. He was the Assistant Manager Finance at Al-Futtaim Sons from October 1996 to September 2001. He joined Dubai Properties LLC which is a part of Dubai Holding Group as the Director – Finance and Planning from September 2001 to June 2012. He was with Al-Futtaim Group since 2012 as General Manager Finance handling Retail vertical followed by Automotive.

During his work tenure he had worked with multi nationalities, geographies and start-up environment and he had managed teams to deliver business objectives and built sustainable performance standards in Finance and Commercial functions.

Mr. Richard Kassaby (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Richard Kassaby has worked in the finance industry for more than 20 years with broad experience in treasury, capital markets and regulatory structuring across a range of industry sectors in both developed and emerging markets.

Mr. Kassaby is the Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Finance, a finance company regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE. Prior to joining Al-Futtaim, Mr. Kassaby was a Director of Sturt Capital and an Executive Vice President, Institutional Banking at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Mr. Kassaby holds a Master of Taxation Law from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Information Systems from Monash University.