Adam Investments PLC was incorporated in 2011 by former Chairman Deshabandhu Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein, to focus on key growth industries that play a pivotal role in the country’s economy. The company has commenced its business operations in January 2012. Adam Investments PLC is an investment holding company which holds shares of privately held companies operating in various industries such as metal, network communication and automobile and in quoted equity shares in the Colombo Stock Exchange.
Running an organization as diverse and fast growing as Adam Investments PLC, requires meticulous planning, flawless strategy and precise execution. The top management of Adam Investments has been handpicked to ensure this happens. Each director serving under Chairman Deshabandhu Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein’s guidance ensures the smooth sailing of the organization. The top management brings with them many years’ worth of experience that helps them understand the requirements of upholding an organization of this caliber.
With a director board that has an accumulated top management experience of over 100 years, Adam Investments has the ideal set up to strategize and ensure the rapid growth of the organization. Adam Investments is poised to seize the opportunities of growing industries in the country and each year added under its belt will only see Adam Investments grow to new heights.
Mr. Ajita Mahes Pasqual possesses 31 years’ experience in the Banking Sector with 22 1/2 years in Senior Management positions with HSBC in Corporate Banking, Trade Finance & Treasury. He held the position of Director/ General Manager/ CEO of Seylan Bank PLC from January 2004 to December 2012. Mr. Pasqual holds a B.Sc degree in Business Administration & Economics from Manchester College, N Manchester, Indiana, USA.
He serves as Chairman of Adam Capital Plc and Adam Carbons (Pvt) Ltd.
Mrs.Danushya Gulamhusein is the great granddaughter of Sir William Gopallawa, Sri Lanka’s first President and last Governor General. Mrs.Danushya Gulamhusein has served as a director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. She holds a degree in Psychology and Business Management (UK).
She also serves as a director of Sonakshi Trust (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Trust (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Air conditioners (Pvt) Ltd, Peace Air (Pvt) Ltd, and Adam Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Gulamhusein has served as a director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He accounts for over 25 years’ experience in top management positions. He also serves as a director of the Business Chamber of Commerce, Ceylon and Foreign Trades Plc, Adamexpo (Pvt) Ltd, Spice of Life (Pvt) Ltd, Network Communications (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Apparels (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Metals (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd, Hamilton Resorts (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon and Foreign Surgi-tech (Pvt) Ltd, Dodwell& Company Ltd and Giorgio Morandi (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Waruna Priyankara has served as a director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He holds a national diploma in Business and Finance (Sri Lanka). Mr. Priyankara is an associate member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He accounts for over 10 years’ experience in financial services, trading and manufacturing. Mr. Priyankara also serves as a director of Ceylon and Foreign Trades Plc, Adam Air conditioners (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon and Foreign Surgi-tech (Pvt) Ltd, Dodwell& Company Ltd, and Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd.
Imran Zahir is a professional with experience in Islamic Banking, Asset Management, Venture Capital and Business. Presently he is a Director of Biotech Group Germany, Orchard Capital Sri Lanka and Orchard Consultancy Germany. Prior to which he was the Founder-Head of Islamic Banking of HBL Bank and NDB Bank Sri Lanka. He serves on the boards of several public and private companies in Sri Lanka and Europe, as well as functioning as a consultant on Islamic banking, business and corporate governance to several companies in Europe and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Ramanan has over 19 years of experience in the investment banking space in Sri Lanka. He was involved at a senior position in business advisory, fund management, commercial banking and investment banking. Mr. Ramanan was the head of investment banking at Hatton National Bank and CEO of HNB Securities, where he was directly involved in handling the full array of investment banking services and executes several landmark transactions. Mr. Ramanan is a CFA charter holder and a management Accountant, and obtained his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is the acting Managing Director/CEO of People’s Merchant Finance PLC & Director/CEO of Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC. He is also the Managing Director of Capital Trust Financial (Pvt) Ltd and Capital Trust Wealth Management (Pvt) Ltd.