Directors Profiles of Kapruka Board

The Kapruka Board of Directors guides and supervises the business and operations. The board consists of three Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Non-Independent Non-Executive Directors, and two Executive Directors, including the Chairman/CEO. The composition of the board is as follows:

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Dulith V. Herath, Chairman and CEO

Mr. D V Herath is an entrepreneur, web-technology specialist, Chairman and CEO of Kapruka. He possesses strong technical skills that fuse innovation and new technology-based business models in Sri Lanka. Mr. Herath is also an advocate for improving government policies on tech start-ups and intellectual properties. Incidentally, he is a recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship.  Before forming Kapruka, Mr. Herath served as a Development Specialist at Dell Perot Systems where he designed robust software/web applications for DELL client’s use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Additionally, he worked as an Application Architect at Microsoft. There he directed and designed new applications from conception to completion while overseeing the technical staff involved with development projects. Mr. Herath is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, USA, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. 

A Herath–Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mrs Herath has a Bachelor of Commerce from Bangalore University, India and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University, USA. Before joining Kapruka, she worked at the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union, USA. She is also an entrepreneur on her own and founded a well-known Sri Lankan coffee house chain, Java Lounge. She has strong domain knowledge of US-based e-commerce platforms and cross-border e-commerce opportunities.

T Herath – Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

With over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience, Mrs T Herath possesses strong leadership and human resource management skills. She is a founding member of many businesses in Sri Lanka in construction, feng-shui, science, health (Island Pharmacy chain) and education (Asian International School).

S. Alexander, Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr S Alexander has over 16 years of experience in e-commerce and fulfilment. Before working at Kapruka, he served as the Trading Manager at SN Entertainment. He holds an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Priyanthi Pieris-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs Priyanthi Pieris is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and a Solicitor of England and Wales. With over 40 years of experience in the field of corporate and securities law, Mrs Pieris’ expertise spans handling corporate restructuring, privatizations, capital market transactions, take-overs, mergers, and amalgamations. Mrs Pieris also serves on the Boards of JAT Holdings PLC, Associated Electrical Corporation Ltd, MTN Corporate Consultants (Pvt) Ltd and is the current Chairperson / Consultant of P W Corporate Secretarial (Pvt) Ltd – a firm that provides capital market-related services to listed companies.

Mrs Pieris also served as the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Finance from 2002 to 2004. She was a legal consultant to the Colombo Stock Exchange (2004-2011). Also, she served as a Member of the Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka on Takeovers and Mergers Code and as a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; she is a Member of the Law Commission. She has served on the boards of Asia Asset Finance PLC (2012-2021), Abans Electricals PLC (2012-2021), and LOLC Finance PLC (2012-2021). 

Tishan Subasinghe-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Tishan Subasinghe is the Managing Director and Joint Managing Partner of Moore Stephens Consulting (Private) Limited and Moore Stephens Aiyar, respectively. Additionally, he is a Council Member of the University of Moratuwa, the Chairman of the Sanasa General Insurance Company Limited, and is a Director at Amana Bank PLC, having previously served as the Head of Audit and Assurance at BDO Partners. Mr Subasinghe is a specialist in information systems auditing and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA-USA) and also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo.

His influence and expertise are global as he maintains working relationships with PwC in New York, Philadelphia and Botswana, having received international training in the USA, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rome and others in areas such as Sarbanes Oxley section 404 integrated audits, audit software and the adoption of IFRSs. He is also a visiting lecturer and trainer at leading local and foreign universities, while also being a member of the Presidential Commission for the Simplification of Laws and Regulations, and the CBSL’s Advisory Committee for the revival of failed Licensed Finance Companies.