In continuation of our "Alumni Quotes Series by PIMA-UAE", we would like to introduce a leading lady in our alumni, our very own Vice President Mrs Sudarshi Mendis. She is the Managing Director of Lux & Veritas International Middle East Operation and manage Lux & Veritas International Holding Ltd -UK. She is a passionate and self-motivated business partner with many years of experience working in business consultancy, financial and marketing management in several industries such as marine, shipping, investment, trading, consultancy and manufacturing. She has a wider array of experience in managing diverse business models in different industries with the aspiration to stimulate connections through business partnerships development and expansion. She is also currently acting as the financial controller of BAFCO Group, UAE. She is a member of MBA (PIM-UAE) and is the very first female Vice President of PIMA-UAE. We are proud to have her in our Alumni.
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In continuation of our "Alumni Quotes Series by PIMA-UAE", we would like to introduce another vibrant Alumnus, Ranil De Silva our Secretary of PIMA UAE. Ranil is a Finance Professional with over 24 years of experience in structuring financing and corporate relationships with banks and other financial institutions and is currently employed as the Group Manager – Corporate Finance & Planning at Metito Group. He is also the proud Executive Chairman/MD of Solomons De Silva & Moorthy (Kandy) – Chartered Accountants and Tax/Management consultants, Sri Lanka. An MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Colombo with a Distinction, he is also a public speaker, a social entrepreneur (served in many social organizations and boards leading them successfully), an entertainer, and a very keen sportsperson.
Ranil was recently appointed as the Treasurer in the Executive Board (representing PIMA-UAE) of the Sri Lankan Professionals Association (SLPA) in the UAE, Trustee of Lanka Lions Sports Club UAE, member of the Local Advisory Board of Gems Wellington International School and previously was the Board Secretary of the Sri Lanka Business Council - UAE. We are proud to have you in our alumni.
In continuation of our "Alumni Quotes Series by PIMA-UAE", we would like to introduce another leading Alumnus, Mr Damith Fonseka, our current President (2021-2022). Damith is a Professional Banker with over 25 years of experience including 15 years of corporate banking experience in both Sri Lanka and UAE. He is currently attached to a leading bank in the UAE as a Senior Relationship Manager -Wholesale Banking Group.
He completed his senior secondary education from Wesley College, Colombo and post-senior education from D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo. He holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management- Sri Lanka and also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Damith is an Executive Board Member (the Lead Member representing PIMA-UAE) of the Sri Lankan Professionals Association in the UAE, and involved in various Social & Welfare activities in the UAE. He has been an active member of PIMA-UAE during the last 5-6 years holding numerous positions such as Executive Member, Assistant Secretary and Vice President before pursuing his current role as the President. We are proud to have him as an Alumnus.