Sunshine Holdings (CSE: SUN) announced the appointment of Ruvini Fernando to the Company’s Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors with effect from 21st February, 2022. With the new appointment, the Board of Sunshine Holdings will be comprised of ten Directors, seven of which are non-executive, independent directors.
Ruvini Fernando is a consulting and capital markets professional with over 30 years of industry experience. She is presently employed at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Colombo as Director – Capital Projects & Infrastructure and Deals Strategy, from where she handles advisory engagements related to capital raising, cross border investments, policy recommendations and large scale projects.
Prior to her current position, Ruvini held a number of leadership roles, including her tenure as the Executive Director of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and several of its group companies as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Fund Management Limited, heading the investment business of Carson Cumberbatch PLC. Ruvini was also employed within the Carsons Group as head of Corporate Planning and within the Hayleys Group as a management accountant.
Ruvini was a former visiting lecturer at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura where she taught strategy and finance, and has been a speaker, presenter and moderator at forums on capital markets and other topics of business interest. She is a member of the National Agenda Committee on Finance and Capital at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.
About Sunshine Holdings
Sunshine Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate contributing to ‘nation-building’ by creating value in vital sectors of the Sri Lankan economy – healthcare, consumer products and agribusiness. Established in 1967, the Group is now home to leading Sri Lankan brands such as Zesta Tea, Watawala Tea, Ran Kahata, Daintee Confectionary and Healthguard Pharmacy, with over 2,300 employees and revenue of Rs. 24 Billion. The business units comprise of Sunshine Healthcare Lanka, Sunshine Consumer Lanka and Watawala Plantations PLC, which are leaders in their respective sectors and many of them certified as a “Great Place to Work” in 2021.