Ruzly Hussain, Chairman of Abdul Rahims, founded the Rotaract Movement in Sri Lanka in 1969 at the age of just 23. He went on to hold the posts of Rotaract President and District Governor for South India and Sri Lanka in 1971. He was appointed the President of the Rotary Club of Colombo, the oldest Rotary Club in Sri Lanka, in its Diamond Jubilee Year in 1988. Having started his business life in 1964, Ruzly has over 46 years of experience in the fields of Industry and Trading.
Rohan Tudawe, a professionally qualified engineer, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Tudawe Brothers Limited, one of the oldest construction companies in Sri Lanka. He serves in leadership positions in numerous professional and society organisations including as Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Registration and Professional Affairs Committee of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Board Member of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors Associations, Council Member of the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka, Board Member of the Major Contractors Association, Board Member of the Condominium Management Authority Sri Lanka and Committee Member of the Sri Lanka-India Association. Rohan is also a past Chairman of the National Construction Contractors Association of Sri Lanka and has served as a Council Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
Osman Kassim, Chairman of Amãna Bank, is a personality well-versed in Islamic banking and finance and was instrumental in introducing the non-interest based participatory banking concept to Sri Lanka. He has been involved in charitable works through his family-founded charity establishment, the Alhasan Foundation, which, among its several activities, awards scholarships, grants, bursaries, and other facilities to needy students. Osman is also the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, where he has contributed to the country’s educational welfare.He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, in recognition of his achievements as a global entrepreneur and visionary educationalist.
K.R. Ravindran, founder and CEO of Printcare PLC, has been a Rotarian since 1974 and has served as President, Director, and Treasurer of Rotary International and as Trustee of The Rotary Foundation. As Sri Lanka’s chair of Rotary’s polio eradication campaign, he spearheaded efforts to negotiate ceasefire arrangements so that vaccinations could be conducted in the north and east of Sri Lanka in the midst of civil war. After the devastation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, he led Rotary’s recovery efforts by helping to raise US$12 million to rebuild 22 schools catering to 15,000 children around the country. Currently, Ravindran is playing a leading role in Rotary’s Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre and Programme, which aims to make Sri Lanka the first country in the world to become cervical cancer free by 2025. He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and the Service Award for a Polio-Free World.
Tyeab Akbarally is a senior Director of Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Limited, the leading tea export company in Sri Lanka, and its subsidiaries. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee and as a Committee Member at the National Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He is a past Chairman of the Spice and Allied Products Traders’ Association and the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association. He has considerable experience in the import and export trade and has strong business relationships with Middle Eastern countries. Tyeab is Deputy Chairman of Amãna Bank and holds directorships in several other publicly quoted companies.
Mohamed Jazri Magdon Ismail, a financial consultant, is a Senior Director of Amãna Bank. Having previously held the positions of Secretary and Vice President of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, he is currently serving as President in an honorary capacity. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia, and has served on the boards of numerous publically quoted companies. Jazri has authored a handbook on company secretarial practices and corporate law and all net proceeds of the sale of the book will be donated to the Orphan Care Trust. He was also an active member of the Lions Club.
Sharad Amalean is a co-founder, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MAS Holdings, one of the world’s most recognised design-to-delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Joint Apparel Association Forum, which pioneered the initiative ‘Garments without Guilt’ to inculcate fair labour practices and safe working conditions throughout the Sri Lankan apparel industry. As a strong advocate of sustainability, he has been a driving force behind many of the social and environmental programmes carried out by MAS. Major initiatives launched under his guidance include an aerial reforestation project in conjunction with the Sri Lanka Air Force, a drinking water purification project in Hanwella which resulted in the cleaning of 128 wells, a project that restored 11 lakes in Yala National Park, and a project in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife Conservation of Sri Lanka to remove invasive Ulex plants from the Horton Plains National Park. Among Sharad’s notable philanthropic activities is the Little Hearts Project, which aims to expedite the construction of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital’s Cardiac and Critical Care Complex.
Harsha Amarasekera, President’s Counsel, is a prominent lawyer in Sri Lanka specialising in Commercial Law, Business Law, Securities Law, Banking Law, and Intellectual Property Law. He also serves as an Independent Director in several leading listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange including Amãna Bank PLC (Director), CIC Holdings PLC (Chairman), Vallibel One PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Ambeon Capital PLC, Amaya Leisure PLC, and Vallibel Power Erathna PLC. He is also the Chairman of CIC Agri Business (Private) Limited, Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC & Swisstek Aluminium Limited.
Mohamed Azmeer, CEO of Amãna Bank, is a seasoned banker with a career spanning over 30 years holding senior positions at leading financial institutions globally, including Citi Bank, Al Rajhi Bank (world’s largest Islamic bank) and Sharjah Islamic Bank (the first Islamic bank to fully convert its operations from being a conventional entity). Azmeer served on the Board of Lanka Clear, the national payment and clearing association of Sri Lanka, and is currently the Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd. and also sits on the Board of the Sri Lanka Bankers’ Association. Azmeer’s social engagement activities include serving as the President of the Rotaract Club of Kandy. He continued his dedicated social service while overseas when he spearheaded an initiative to collect and donate a large number of wheelchairs, crutches and hospital beds via the Denzil Kobbekaduwa Foundation to benefit the injured after a military campaign in Sri Lanka’s three-decade-long civil war. Azmeer is also involved with many other charities focused on developing education amongst the needy.