Diversified conglomerate Aitken Spence announced to the Colombo Stock Exchange that Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena has been appointed to the Board of Aitken Spence PLC with effect from 1st of December 2013.
She is the first female to be appointed to Aitken Spence Board in its history.
Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena is a graduate of St. James’ & Lucie Clayton College and Keele University in the United Kingdom.
She joined Aitken Spence PLC in January 2010, gaining experience in several of its key strategic business units as well as within the parent company. Previously, she was attached to the privatized Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, as a management trainee where she was a member of several strategic committees.
Ms. Jayawardena is a member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee and the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. She is a Director of the Board of Splendor Media and a member of EY Next Generation Club.
In 2003 she was the youngest intern to work under US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Former US President Bill Clinton.
Ms. Jayawardena currently leads a team of young professionals that is endeavoring to develop a strategic development plan for future growth of Aitken Spence PLC. Her main competencies include Strategic Planning, Branding, and Marketing.
With the latest appointment, the Board of Directors of Aitken Spence PLC comprises D.H.S. Jayawardena (Chairman), J.M.S. Brito (Deputy Chairman and Managing Director), R.M. Fernando (Executive Director), M.P. Dissanayake (Executive Director), D.S.T. Jayawardena (Executive Director), G.C. Wickremasinghe (Non-Executive Director), C.H. Gomez (Non-Executive Director), N.J.D.S.D. Aditya (Non-Executive Director), V.M. Fernando (Non-Executive Independent Director), R.N. Asirwatham (Non-Executive Independent Director) and A.L. Gooneratne (Alternate to N.J. De S. Deva Aditya).