Head of Finance
As the Group Business Controller, Sumith Fernando oversees all financial and business control at Asian Agri. This includes financial reporting, performance monitoring, business partnership, and audit and compliance.
Prior to joining Asian Agri in 2019, he spent five years at Ceylinco Tax & Financial Consultancy Group and one year as the Assistant Relationship Manager at DFCC Bank PLC in Sri Lanka. In 2008 he joined Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd. as the Financial Controller before moving on to Olam International in 2012. There, he leads the Community of Practice (COP) for Plantation Finance for upstream corps at Olam Group until 2018. Sumith won Global Finance Meet Award in the Ownership/Execution category in 2014. Under his leadership, his Plantation Finance team at Olam International also won Global Finance Meet’s Best Function Award in 2016.
Sumith obtained his Bachelor of Science Finance (Special) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2002 and Master of Business from the University of Kelaniya in 2015, both in Sri Lanka. He’s also a Chartered Accountant in Sri Lanka and Wales.