Sri Lanka’s JKH appoints Krishan Balendra as Deputy Chairman

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Jan 02, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings has appointed Krishan Balendra as Deputy Chairman while appointing Gihan Cooray as Group Finance Director of the company with effect from 01 January 2018.

They have also been appointed as non-executive non-independent directors of Ceylon Cold Stores.

The company said in a stock exchange filing that current Chairman, Susantha Ratnayake is to retire from John Keells Holdings on 31 December 2018.

“Balendra will take over its Chairman and Cooray as Deputy Chairman/Group Finance Director with effect from 01 January 2019.”

Meanwhile, Executive Directors of JKH, Ajit Gunewardene and Ronnie Peiris have retired from the company and its subsidiary and associate companies from 31 December 2017.