Pradeep Amirthanayagam appointed Chairman of People’s Leasing


Pradeep Amirthanayagam has been appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the People’s Leasing and Finance PLC with effect from 12 September.

He was appointed to the Board of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 July 2022.

On previous occasion he had served on the Board of People’s Leasing as Deputy Chairman from 2015-2019 and briefly as Chairman in 2019/2020. He was a Director of Lankan Alliance Finance Ltd in Bangladesh.

Amirthanayagam is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and an Associate Member of Trinity College of Music, UK in Speech and Drama. Amirthanayagam is a media icon and was a news presenter for Rupavahini, ITN and SLBC media networks. He was also an Interviewer and a Cricket Commentator. He has the distinction of having trained at Bush House, Headquarters of the BBC in London.

He was the 50th President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West and was  ‘Rotarian of the Year’ in 2012. He is the Vice President of the Society for the Uplift and Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected Persons (SUROL) and  Director of the Anura Bandaranaike Foundation.

Amirthanayagam was preceded by Sujeewa Rajapakse and with his appointment as  Independent Non Executive Chairman of People’s Leasing, the Board of Directors of People’s Leasing comprises R. Pathirage,  K.C.J.C. Fonseka,  A.A. Ahamat, C.J. Wijetillake, U.L.A.W. Bandara,  M.C. Pietersz, and R. Kodituwakku.