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Top Sri Lankan expat appointed to Brandix board

Top Sri Lankan expatriate, Priyan Fernando, Executive Vice President of Global Business Services at American Express - a global leader in Financial and Travel Services, has been appointed to the board of Brandix Lanka Ltd as an independent Non-Executive Director, the company said this week.

Mr. Fernando, based at the American Express World Headquarters in New York City, heads the organisation that provides key business operations functions including Finance, Procurement, Real Estate Services, Human Resources and Business Transformation for American Express worldwide.

“The appointment of Mr. Fernando, an eminent Sri Lankan with an illustrious career and extensive experience in the financial services sector at the global level, will further strengthen the Brandix Board,” said Ken Balendra, Chairman of Brandix. “We are extremely delighted and proud that he has accepted our invitation to join our Board. The senior management team at Brandix is sure to benefit from Mr. Fernando’s vast experience and expertise.”

Mr Fernando, who holds an MBA from Indiana University in the United States, has also served as President of the Global Customer Group and Chief Operating Officer of American Express Business Travel. He is currently serving on the Advisory Council of the New York City Leadership Centre.
The other members of the board are Ashroff Omar (CEO), Aslam Omar, Feroz Omar, Ajit Johnpillai, Udena Wickremesooriya and Trevine Jayasekara (Finance Director).

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