Mr. de Zylva is the Chairman of the Board of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. and LOLC Finance Plc. in Sri Lanka. He is also the Managing Director of LOLC Myanmar Micro-Finance Company Ltd. Prior to sitting as the Chairman of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc., Mr. de Zylva has plenty of overseas experience in both board and general management positions in 37 consecutive years of working in the Non-Bank Financial Services Industry (NBFI), including licensed finance companies, microfinance institutions, and specialized leasing companies. He has potent experience and expertise surrounding the NBFI sector covering credit and recovery management, finance, and marketing and sales. Mr. de Zylva is a fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management and was later selected as an Honorary Secretary in the 2010 institute election. Also, he was involved in the Council of Management of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka, where he served nine years as a member – four of which as a vice chairman – and as a Director of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited, in Sri Lanka. In 2015, these positions were handed over for Mr. de Zylva to oversee a regional assignment for the LOLC Group in Myanmar & Cambodia.
Mr. Dias was the former Group CIO and Director of LOLC Holdings Plc., Director/CEO of LOLC Finance Plc., and the Co-founder of iPay. Mr. Dias graduated with his Master Degree from the University of Leicester majoring in business administration. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a fellow of British Computer Society and a fellow Member of Certified Management Accountant of Sri Lanka. Mr. Dias has contributed to the LOLC Group and the local IT Industry with his 30 years of experience and possesses domain expertise in sectors such as trading, banking and finance, asset management and manufacturing. In recognition of his contribution, he was awarded the CSSL CIO of the year award in 2016 and later awarded the professional Excellence Award in 2017 at the event organized by the Institute of Certified Management of Accountants of Sri Lanka. In 2020, a year of prize for Mr. Dias, he was inducted to the Global CIO Hall of Fame 2020 and is a winner of the Global CIO100 for the year 2020 from IDG USA.
Mr. Samaraweera is a Director of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. He holds a Degree in Physical Sciences specializing in statistics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Also, he is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). In 2004, Mr. Samaraweera began his career in investment research and joined the LOLC Group 3 years later. Furthermore, he serves as a director of LOLC Myanmar Microfinance Limited. He has acquired a variety of experience and professionalism in financial management, process improvement, strategic planning, investments and acquisitions.
Mr. Wijesinha is an Independent Director of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. He has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry and managing money for retail and wholesale clients. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in banking and finance specializing in Investment and Retirement Planning, Group Superannuation, and KiwiSaver (Superannuation). His knowledge of the current industry practices, regulation/legislation, and market needs, coupled with a good understanding of the current market, has enabled him to perform his job at a very high standard. He is also currently working as Director/Shareholder and Principal Financial Adviser at Trilogy Financial Solutions NZ Limited (TFS). Besides, He is a member of the Wealthpoint Financial Adviser Provider (FAP) network and holds a license to provide advice in New Zealand. He is also an active member of the Wealthpoint Investment Committee. Prior to this, Chitral worked at Citibank as a foreign exchange, money market and bond trader dealing in the primary and secondary markets. He was also the Country Treasurer for Citibank Sri Lanka, and a member of ALCO responsible for liquidity, capital, and balance sheet growth of the bank (1996 to 2003).
Mr. Wijesiriwardana is an Independent Director of LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. With more than 20 years of international experience in nearly 30 different countries, Mr. Wijesiriwardana is also a proficient consultant in international development finance. His experience covers key areas of expertise, including capacity building in the financial sector and Microfinance and SME Finance (MSME). Mr. Wijesiriwardana is also highly skilled in strategy and business design, developing inclusive financial systems, developing capacity in financial institutions focusing on MSME, institutional transformations, and product design and process improvements. During his career in the banking sector, he used to develop and evaluate project proposals and monitor projects before being a consultant. During this time, he was responsible for loan financing for small, medium, and large enterprises; trading financing; equity financing; restructuring; loan syndication; and leasing. He also took charge of managing and developing financial support services, including budgeting and monitoring, planning, accounting, and MIS. Mr. Wijesiriwardana joined LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. in January 2015.