(Press release) – The 26th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) was held in September at the Hilton Colombo Residences, ushering in the new Board of Directors for 2018/2019.
Mr. Michael Koest is the newly elected President of AMCHAM. Mr. Koest takes over from Dr. Kumudu Gunasekera who successfully completed his term for the year 2017/2018. Dr. Gunasekera remains on the Board as President Emeritus.
Founded in 1992, The American Chamber of Commerce brings together over 400 members representing 267 leading Sri Lankan and American companies based in Sri Lanka, engaged in trade, business and investment activities between Sri Lanka and the United States of America.
The newly appointed Board of Directors consists of:
Michael Koest – President
Presantha Jayamaha – Vice President
Kumudu Gunasekera – President Emeritus
Lakshan Madurasinghe – Secretary
Sanjeeva Abeygoonewardena – Treasurer
Damien Gilkerson – Director
Hasitha Abeywardena – Director
Hiranya Samarasekera – Director
Mark Prothero – Director
Hatem Rajabdeen – Director
Kasturi Wilson – Director
Chandi Dharmaratne – Director
Renuka Fernando – Director
Partha Mazumdar – U.S. Embassy Representative
Photo caption: L-R:
Hiranya Samarasekera – Director; Kasturi Wilson – Director; Michael Koest – President; Kumudu Gunasekera – President Emeritus; Renuka Fernando – Director; Damien Gilkerson – Director; Presantha Jayamaha – Vice President; Hasitha Abeywardena – Director; Hatem Rajabdeen – Director; Nuzreth Jalaldeen – Executive Director; Sanjeeva Abeygoonewardena – Treasurer; Chandi Dharmaratne – Director; Mark Prothero – Director; Lakshan Madurasinghe – Secretary