Mervyn de Silva

CFO, Sierra Cables PLC

Mr. Mervyn de Silva, BSc, ACMA, FCA, PGDip, has held the post of Managing Director of Hayleys Industrial Solutions Ltd, since 2003. Their core business surrounds around Diesel Power Plants and Renewable Energy in Hydro and Wind. He joined Hayleys Ltd. as an accountant in 1983, and was made Financial Controller in 1986 and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2001.

Since 2006, he has been Director of Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC, managing 16 tea estates in Talawakelle – Nanuoya and in Deniyaya, Sri Lanka. He is also responsible for the development of Group IT infrastructure and deployment of a group-wide ERP system for manufacturing and trading activities. He is presently a member of the Group Management Committee, the executive body which runs the Group companies.

Mervyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and holds a postgraduate diploma In Business Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), Sri Jayawardenapura University