Board of Directors


Husein Esufally

Mr. Husein Esufally serves as the Chairman of the J.L. Morison’s Group. He is the Chief Executive of the parent company, Hemas Holdings PLC. Mr. Esufally was appointed a member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management in March in 2012. He has over 28 years of management experience and holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Electronics from the University of Sussex, UK.


Steven Enderby

Mr. Steven Enderby serves as a director of the J.L. Morison’s Group. Mr. Enderby recently joined Hemas, the parent company, as the Advisor to CEO – M&A/Growth Strategy. Mr. Enderby has a long and successful track record in the private equity space with Actis, a leading global emerging markets fund. During his career, he has worked for Actis in UK, Uganda, Swaziland, Sri Lanka and most recently in India, finally retiring as an Actis Partner in 2011. He has led multiple successful private equity transactions in Sri Lanka, including South Asia Gateway Terminals, Ceylon Oxygen and Millennium Information Technologies. He has served on the Boards of many leading businesses in India and Sri Lanka including John Keells Holdings, Lion Brewery and Punjab Tractors. He holds a Masters of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne, BSc (Econ) Honours, in Economics and Accounting from Queens University, Belfast and is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Trihan Perera

Mr. Trihan Perera functions as the Managing Director of the J.L. Morison’s Group. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds a MBA with distinction from Keele University, UK. Mr. Perera has been with the Hemas Group since 2010. He began his career at NDB and moved to management consulting and academia. He has worked in a wide range of industries including banking, shipping and logistics, aviation, plantations and FMCG in Sri Lanka and overseas.


Asoka Abeyewardena

Mr. Asoka Abeywardena serves as an Independent Director of the J. L. Morison’s Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK. He was a former Partner of KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co., Chartered Accountants. He serves as an Independent Director of DFCC Bank, Ceylon Hospitals PLC and Durdans Medical and Surgical Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd.


Ravindra Fernando

Prof. Ravindra Fernando is the Senior Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxology of the University of Colombo. He has received Commonwealth and WHO fellowships and worked as the Senior Lecturer in the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s St. Thomas Hospital, University of London and University of Glasgow. He was the Founder Head of the National Poisons Information Centre, National Hospital of Sri Lanka and a member of the CDDA committee of the Ministry of Health. He was also a Home Office Pathologist (England and Wales) and a Crown Office Pathologist for Scotland. He serves as the Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board.