|Thilanga Sumathipala was appointed
by the Government of Sri Lanka to the Board in January 2002 and he was subsequently
appointed to the post of Chairman by the Board of Directors.
A printer by training, he has had wide experience in the printing and publishing industry. He also has extensive experience in international cricket administration.
Mr. Sumathipala is an entrepreneur and a businessman, who jointly leads a variety of companies who are engaged in diverse businesses ranging from hotels, garments, entertainment, leisure and communications to trading, sports and cinema.
He also serves in the capacity of a Director / Member of many institutes and organizations such as the International Cricket Council (ICC), Asian Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Committee, Development Committee, International Advertising Association (IAA), Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka, INCA-FIEJ Research Association (IFRA) India, Asian Mass Communication Research & Information Center (AMIC) and the Ingrin Institute of Printing & Graphics of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Sumathipala has had extensive experience in international cricket administration having been the President of the Asian Cricket Council in 1997/98 and the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka in 1997/98 and 2000/2001. From 1998 to 2000 he served as a Director of the International Cricket Council. He also spearheaded the development of cricket in Sri Lanka and led the development of the Galle International Cricket Stadium and the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.
Mr. Sumathipala holds a Diploma in Photolithography and Graphic Reproduction from the London College of Printing, UK.
|Shuhei Anan has been serving
the Board since 5.6.99 as a nominee Director of NTT Communications Corporation.
However, beginning March of that year he had attended Board Meetings in
the capacity of an alternate to Mr. Masaaki Kasahara who was also a nominee
of NTTC. Effective from 21.7.2001 Mr. Anan was appointed the Chief Executive
Officer of the Company in addition to being a Board Member.
Prior to this he had served Thai Telephone & Telecommunication Company as Assistant Vice President in charge of Operations and Maintenance for three years since 1993.
Between 1991-93, Mr. Anan has held the position of General Manager, Global Business Development at NTT International Affairs Headquarters and prior to that in various managerial capacities at NTT. His entire career has been with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation of Japan having joined the Corporation soon after graduation in 1976.
Mr. Anan received a Bachelors Degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Waseda in 1974 and a Masters Degree from the same university in 1976.