Management Team

Nirmal Ranasinghe
Chairman
Nirmal Ranasinghe co-founded Ranfer Teas (Pvt) Ltd in 1985. Prior to venturing on his own business, he was the CEO of the Colombo Commercial Company (CCC) that was owned and managed by the British since 1876. In his 50 years journey in the tea trade Mr. Ranasinghe has contributed to the development of the Sri Lankan tea trade as a ministerial chief advisor and held a number of representative positions at the Ceylon Tea Traders Association and Tea Exporters Association.
Rajiv de Sylva
Managing Director
Rajiv de Sylva joined Ranfer from his early days in the industry and has been a key activist in Ranfer’s tea trading program. An important personality in our overseas expansion operations, he has initiated dealings with new markets in the CIS and other emerging markets in the East European block. Mr de Sylva is now pushing Ranfer’s future towards reaching new horizons by shifting the company’s dynamism to meet the changing world of trade and service.
Travice Fernando
Director
Travice Fernando co-founded Ranfer together with Nirmal Ranasinghe in 1985. Drawing inspiration from his 45-year career at the Colombo Commercial Company, he has been an imperative part of the planning and development programs of Ranfer. Mr Fernando has held many positions in national forums connected with the tea trade.
Ranil Seneviratne
Director
Ranil Seneviratne overlooks the work of Ranfer International (Pvt) Ltd. Prior to joining Ranfer as a senior official of the Group, he was working in the tea plantation sector. Mr Seneviratne’s experience in the agro based trading and export sector and his unending commitment have garnered the Company with immense recognition in the international commodity trade.
Dinesh Yapa
Director
Dinesh Yapa functions as a Director heading the Group IT division & business process management. He is spearheading the company Ranfer Professional Services (Pvt) Ltd which provides online marketing solutions for SMEs. He is a graduate from the University of Colombo and holds the Master of Science in Information Systems from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). He is a Microsoft Certified Professional & Prior to joining Ranfer, he was an experienced ERP & Oracle Implementer.
Amal Fernando
Director Finance
Amal Fernando is the Director of Finance of the Ranfer Group. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (FCMA). He also has an MBA from the University of the West of England and a B. Sc (Hons) Graduate in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University-UK. he has over 20 years of working experience in Financial Management, having worked in leading local companies.
Dinushika Alensu
Legal Officer, Company Secretary & HR Coordinator
Dinushika Alensu functions as the Legal Officer, Company Secretary and the HR Coordinator heading the Group Legal and HR Department. She has obtained her Bachelors of Law (LL.B) with Honours from the University of London and holds the Master of Law (LL.M )from University of Colombo. She was called to the bar in 2011 and she has gained vast experience through working in the sectors of Tea Plantation, Construction, Power Generation and Real Estate. She has obtained the Professional Qualifications Human Resource Management (PQHRM) from IPM Sri Lanka.