SLACC Management

Kalum De Silva

Kalum De Silva

President/Director

Kalum is the Founding President of Sri Lanka and Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Investment Director of the Private Equity Firm, NBC Capital. He manages the strategic direction and growth of a number of businesses in the portfolio, including his role as the Managing Director of Statseeker, a Network Monitoring Technology.

He has qualifications and experience covering mergers and acquisitions, business development and finance. Having graduated from QUT with Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting degrees. Kalum he is a fully qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

In his many roles he adds value as an astute operator with an ability to develop and execute strategy and achieve impact with local partners and global networks.

Jeevan Gnanam

Jeevan Gnanam

Vice President/Director

Jeevan is the visionary behind Sri Lanka’s first operational IT Park – Orion City, home to some of the world’s leading IT firms.

He also serves as the CEO of Anton, one of the largest plastic manufacturers in the country. Providence, founded by Jeevan and his brother in 2007 serves as a web application development company. His latest venture SAKS (SA Knowledge Services), incorporated in 2012 now offers customized and flexible outsourcing solutions in financial services, research & analytic and legal process outsourcing.

Jeevan is an active member of SLASSCOM and helps in many initiatives driven by the Entrepreneurship and Marketing Forum. He is a founder member of the Lanka Angel Network, which targets Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and companies and helps them to grow by providing venture capital and mentorship.

Dammika Ganegama

Dammika Ganegama

Vice President

Dammika is an inspirational leader with 15+ years of experience in running large mission critical software engineering projects, quality assurance teams, heading operations for a KPO/ BPO services firm and Program management. Dammika is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Mitra Innovation - a creative product accelerator with global reach.

Previously a strategic consultant at IBM Global Business Services leading critical strategic enterprise programs and Account Head at Virtusa Inc. (VRTU) managing several Fortune 500 clients.

Andrew Seaton

Andrew Seaton

Director

Andrew is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience with a well-earned strong following of international and Australian clients.

Andrew has worked in a range of Australia’s leading law firms including Freehills, Corrs and most recently Truman Hoyle where he was the head of the Commercial Practice and served as Managing Partner. He has been recommended in national and international publications including Asia Pacific Legal 500. Andrew was also a founding Partner, Managing Partner and head of the corporate and commercial practice of Australian Business Lawyers.

Andrew is currently the head of the Corporate & Commercial practice for Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, the Deputy CEO of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors and General Counsel for the NSW Business Chamber.