Resume of Jithendra (Jith) Gunatilake

Jithendra is a Chartered Management Accountant (Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants U.K) by profession and is presently employed as the Head of Finance Operations, at LOLC PLC. He has over 20 years of managerial experience in the field of finance and operational finance. He also holds professional qualifications in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K). Jithendra is a prolific speaker and is a Toastmaster.

He is a product from St. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia & Royal College, Colombo 7. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Certificate of Merit), from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and was the 2011 Convocation Valedictorian. His MBA research was on Impact of Ethics on Enterprise Governance of Sri Lankan Companies. Further, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Second Lower) from the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. As an H.I.DA. Japan / A.O.T.S Japan Scholar he attended the highly acclaimed Corporate Management Program in Nagoya, Japan in March 2011 conducted by the HIDA / Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships, Japan.

He was a Member of the Technical Committee of the CIMA Board for 2011/2012 and a member of the Member Development Committee of the CIMA Board for 2014 / 2015. He is a director of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka, the national body representing the leasing industry in Sri Lanka. He is also a member of the committee of the Ceylon Chamber Commerce and is a Director (alternate) of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka. In addition to the above, Jithendra Gunatilake is a council member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management and is a member of its Examination Sub-Committe.

He was the keynote speaker at the International Conference of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri Lanka in October 2011, where he spoke on the topic of Risk, Resilience and Resurgence : The Japanese Experience.

A strong passion in Jithendra is training / teaching and he had clocked over 600 hours of training at LOLC and educational institutions of repute.

Jithendra’s specialty in training / teaching are in the fields of