Board of Directors

Moksevi Prelis
Chairman

He has 27 years of work experience in the banking sector out of which 21 years was in the capacity of the CEO/Director of the DFCC Bank (PLC) and the Nations Trust Bank (PLC). Prior to this he has worked for 16 years as an Engineer and a Manager in the automobile manufacturing and steel industries in Sri Lanka, UK, USSR & USA. He has held the posts of, Chairman Ceylon Electricity Board, Chairman National Institute of Business Management, Chairman Association of Development Finance Institutions of Asia & Pacific- headquartered in Manila, Chairman SME Bank Ltd and Chairman St. Johns National Association of Sri Lanka.

He has served as a Director on the Boards of over 20 companies including BNP-Paribas South Asia Investment Company, HDF Securities (Pvt) Ltd, National Asset Management Ltd, Lanka Ventures (PLC), Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Sampath Bank, Union Bank as well as five state owned institutions.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ceylon, a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Purdue University USA as a Fulbright Scholar, a Postgraduate Certificate in Industrial Administration from Aston University Birmingham, Alumni of the Harvard Business School with its International Senior Management Program, Certificate in Financial Instruments from New York Institute of Finance and Capital Markets Development Program of International Law Institute in Washington DC. He is a Chartered Engineer of UK, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, a Member of the Institute of Personnel Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka.

He is currently the Chairman of Capital TRUST Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Financial (Pvt.) Ltd, Capital TRUST Corporate Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Wealth Management (Pvt) Ltd and Capital TRUST Markets (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange and an Independent Director of Dialog Axiata (PLC).

G Ramanan
Managing Director

Ramanan has 19 years of experience in the investment banking space in Sri Lanka. He was involved at a senior position in business advisory, fund management, commercial banking and investment banking. Ramanan was the head of investment banking at Hatton National Bank and CEO of HNB Securities in Sri Lanka where he was directly involved in handling the full array of investment banking services and executed several landmark transactions. Ramanan is a CFA charter holder and a management accountant, and obtained his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He is a Director of Capital TRUST Financial (Pvt.) Ltd, Capital TRUST Wealth Management (Pvt.) Ltd and Capital TRUST Money Brokers (Pvt.) Ltd.

Sherman Gunatilake
Executive Director

Sherman is now counting over 19 years of experience in Investment Banking (IB), Capital Markets, Equity Research, Asset Management, Private Equity, Mergers, Acquisitions coupled with macro level policy formation & implementations in a spectrum of development clusters in the economy including the Capital Markets.

He started his career at Jardine Fleming (Presently J.P.Morgan) as a Banking Analyst and then was promoted as a Manager Investment Banking level within a short period of time.

He has taken a further step in his career moving into Asset Management and was directly responsible in managing over US$10m equity portfolio as the Head of Capital Markets at Janashakthi Insurance Group.

Sherman was invited to join National Council for Economic Development (NCED) as Chief Operating Officer, in the Ministry of Finance, the highest-level policy making body of the Government of Sri Lanka.

Subsequently, he joined Brandix Group, as the CFO at Brandix Textiles Limited and also held positions as the Chief Operating officer at IIFL Securities Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd and Senior Vice President – Capital Markets at IIFL Capital Ceylon Ltd.

Sherman has a first degree in B.Sc. Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka and Development Economics from the University of Oxford, UK.

Tushan Wickramasinghe

He joined Asia Securities as a Manager in 1993 and went on to become the CEO/Director. He was a Director of Lanka ORIX Leasing Company (LOLC) from 2002 to 2009.

He has been the Managing Director of Capital TRUST Securities (Pvt) Ltd (formerly Lanka ORIX Securities) from 2003 to date. He was responsible for arranging many of the strategic transactions in the Colombo Stock Exchange and developing probably the largest retail client base for the company through six branches. He was instrumental in making Capital Securities being ranked number one in terms of transaction Turnover, Brokerage Turnover and Trades in 2010 and financial year 2010/2011.

He is the Chairman of Capital TRUST Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Properties (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Credit (Pvt) Ltd and Capital TRUST Partners (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a Director of People’s Merchant Finance PLC., Capital TRUST Money Brokers (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Markets (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Property Developers (Pvt) Ltd, Capital TRUST Corporate Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and Capital TRUST Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.

He is also the Proprietor of Shakthi Institute, an educational institution with over 10,000 registered students.

He holds a MBA from Edith Cowan University, Australia.

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