Boards of Director

Ranjit Michael Samuel Fernando

Ranjit Michael Samuel Fernando

Chairman

RANJIT is Team Leader ICT Capacity Building Program, implemented by the Government of Sri Lanka and funded by the World Bank. He is also a team leader in consultancy assignment funded by the World Bank for the setting up of the Housing Finance Corporation in the Maldives.

He is an expert in Project / SME / Microfinance Financing Specialist, Development Banking, Legal Aspects relating to credit and Banking, Institutional Development and Strategic Planning, and Corporate Governance. He holds Attorney at Law (1st Class Honours), Ceylon Law College, Sri Lanka; Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sri Lanka; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.

Joseph Hoess

Joseph Hoess

Member

HOESS is a Director of Dragon Capital Clean Development Investments Ltd. He previously worked as a career expatriate for ABN AMRO Bank NV from 1991-2006. While with ABN AMRO, he held senior management positions in both commercial and investment banking capacities while posted in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China and Thailand.

Mr. Hoess received his B.A. in History with honors from Northern Illinois University in 1988 and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a member of the board of directors of ACLEDA Bank Plc. from 2005-2010.

Hanco Halbertsma

Hanco Halbertsma

Member

HANCO is currently the Managing Director of Priority Project Limited. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He served more than 16 years in ING in various capacities across different regions including Europe and Asia. He specialized in consulting service to banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions on areas such as strategy, organization, credit, treasury, risk management, HRM, operations/IT and Finance.

Hanco received several diplomas from Dutch Banking Institute. He graduated with a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen, The Netherland (1988).

Ishara C. Nanayakkara

Ishara C. Nanayakkara

Member

Ishara is the Deputy Chairman of Lanka ORIX LEASING Company Ltd. He is the Managing Director of Ishara Traders, the pioneering importer of reconditioned motor vehicles in Sri Lanka. Having obtained a diploma in Business Accounting from Australia, he worked in Japan for two years with the largest exporter of reconditioned motor vehicles Yamagin Corporation, Tokyo.

Ishara is a Director of Ishara Plantations (Pvt) Ltd, and Ishara Property Development (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. I C Nanayakkara also serves as a director on the boards of all LOLC subsidiaries.

ANTOIN BRUIJNINCKX

ANTOIN BRUIJNINCKX

Member

Antoin Bruijninckx (1963) has extensive experience in international banking, having worked in Australia, Vietnam, the U.S. and the Netherlands in various managerial roles, with a focus on risk and portfolio management and structured finance. Since 2007 he is active in the field of staffing of senior professionals in the area of governance, risk and compliance.

In addition, he is involved in various start-ups, partner in a private equity firm and applying his experience in various consultancy and non-executive roles. He is a.o. member of the supervisory board of mBank Philippines, a mobile microfinance institution, and of the supervisory board of NDC Media Group, a regional printing and publishing company in the Netherlands. Antoin holds a degree in business economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, is married and has two children.

Oum SamOeun

Oum SamOeun

Member

Samoeun holds MBA of Banking and Finance and he obtained a Diploma in Accounting and Commerce in 1988 and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management. Since 1995, he has attended several training courses related to microfinance operations and management. He is also an accredited Micro Finance Training of Trainer certified by ADBI, TLDC of the WB, and UNCDF.

He used to work as Chief Accounting officer in Takeo province commerce department. Since 1995, he has worked with PRASAC credit program. He was promoted as Deputy General Manager of PRASAC MFI in early 2007. He currently holds the position of Executive Vice-President & Chief Operations Officer.

Phai Touch

Phai Touch

Member

Dr. Phai Touch has years of working experience at all corporate strategic levels, business levels, functional levels; and also has high education background and continuous professional development. He is working as CAE/CA for DPCG. He has spent more than two decades working in different industries for both non-profit and profit organizations including  conglomerate and multinational businesses (US Embassy, UNTAC, services, manufacturing, trading, telecom, infrastructure, property development, and financial services and other sectors) as an Independent Board Members at different entities, Chief Audit Executive, advisor, Internal Audit Director, internal audit supervisor, Lecturer, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Credit Manager, Finance Operations Executive, and consultant.

He earned MBA (Finance) from Charles Sturt University, Australia; MBA (Accounting) from MUM, IOWA, USA; and Doctor of Business Administration from Preston University and EU; and other certificates including: LCCI, UK; Overseas Main Cashier, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A; Good Governance and Effective, Shorecap Exchange, IFC, Washington D.C.; and other numerous overseas and local trainings for the corporate levels.