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Mr. Ajit Mahendra De Silva Jayaratne Dr. (Mrs.) Mildred Tao Ong
Mr. Yap Boh Pin Mr. Leslie Ralph de Lanerolle
Mr. En Ping Ong Mr. Tissa Kumara Bandaranayake
Dr. Ranee Jayamaha Mr. Ben Nien Tao
Mr. Brian Tao Dr. Arittha Wikramanayake
Mr. Carl Noel Shamil Mendis Mr. Pravir Samarasinghe
Mr. Ajit Mahendra De Silva Jayaratne Mr. Ajit Jayaratne was appointed as the Chairman of the Company with effect from 27th October 2021, following the demise of Mr. S P Tao, the Founder and Chairman of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC. (1991-2021)
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Dr. (Mrs.) Mildred Tao Ong Mrs. Mildred Ong was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director in 1991. She received her MBBS from University College London in 1972 and MRCP (UK) in Pediatrics in 1975. She however gave up medical practice to join the Shing Kwan Group in 1977 where she has been actively involved in all aspects of the Group’s property portfolio encompassing the residential, commercial and retail sectors through its controlling interest in Singapore Land Limited (until 1990), P T Jakarta Land (until 2005) and ORCPLC. Mrs. Ong participated in the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School in 1983.
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Mr. Melvin Yap Boh Pin Mr. Yap Boh Pin was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on April 1991 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board until 18th January 2010. Mr. Yap serves as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee from November 1996.
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Mr. Leslie Ralph de Lanerolle Mr. Ralph de Lanerolle joined the Board of Directors of ORC PLC on 3rd June 2010. Mr. de Lanerolle has over 50 years of work experience in both in the public and private sectors, where he has held senior management positions.
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Mr. En Ping Ong Mr. En Ping Ong was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 18th January 2010. Mr. Ong graduated from Harvard University with a BA (Hons) in Applied Mathematics and later attended the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University for his MBA. He has a background in Investment Banking and is focused on growing the real estate business of Shing Kwan Group.
Mr. Tissa Kumara Bandaranayake Mr.Tissa Bandaranayake was appointed to the Board of directors of ORC PLC as a non-executive independent director on 19th May 2011 and he is also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. A Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Mr.Tissa Bandaranayake also holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Ceylon.
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Dr. Ranee Jayamaha B.A. (Hons) (University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MSc (University of Stirling, U.K.), PhD (University of Bradford, U.K.), DUniv (University of Stirling, U.K.)
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Mr. Ben Nien Tao Mr. Ben Nien Tao, the son of Mr. S P Tao, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC with effect from 27th October 2021. Mr. Ben Tao is a director of the Shing Kwan Group of Companies and holds an indirect shareholding of 1,063,519,897 shares in the Company.
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Mr. Brian Tao Mr. Brian Tao graduated from Harvard University in 2022 with a BA (Hons) in Economics. He has experience in private equity real estate investment, and now works on primary market equity investment at Loyal Valley Capital, a Shanghai based asset management firm. He has been a director at Shing Kwan Investment (Singapore) Pte Ltd since 2018, and at Peeli Ltd since 2023.
Dr. Arittha Wikramanayake Dr. Arittha Wikramanayake Attorney-at-Law, LL.M(Brussels), LL.M(Georgia), M.A.L.D (Fletcher) is the Precedent Partner of Heritage Partners. He is a veteran Corporate and M&A lawyer and heads the Firm's corporate and acquisitions practice.
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Mr. Carl Noel Shamil Mendis Mr Shamil Mendis is the Chairman/Managing Director of Spear Global Holdings (Pvt) Ltd which is engaged in the export of coir substrates, value added coir/coconut fiber products, food ingredients and spices. These products are exported to over 33 countries worldwide.
Prior to which, Mr. Mendis was the Deputy Chairman and Group Director of the Delmege Forsyth Group from 1982 – 2011 and was responsible for the growth of diverse businesses ranging from a variety of businesses in Imports, Exports, Shipping, Airlines, Logistics and Insurance.
Mr. Mendis was a Past President of the Sri Lanka Singapore Business Council from 2006 – 2017 and was actively involved in the promotion and facilitation of International trade and investment. He was also a Past President of the Sri Lanka China Business Council and a Past Vice President of the Sri Lanka Japan Business Council and currently serves on the committee. He is also a Vice President of both the Sri Lanka Korea Business Council and the Sri Lanka Italy Business Council which are affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a Council Member of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and a member of the Board of the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Mendis is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.
Mr. Pravir Samarasinghe Mr Pravir Samarasinghe was appointed to the Board of Directors of the company with effect from 31st March 2014.
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