COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Joseph Narendran Vanigasooriyar is a skilled Senior Director with over 20 years experience in fast paced business environments in multiple disciplines such as finance, logistics & freight, human resources. His experience includes stints in Auditing, Banking & Finance as well as the apparel industry, both in retail & manufacturing.
Most recently Mr. Vanigasooriyar was employed at Smart Shirts Ltd as Finance Director & Regional Controller for Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Smart Shirts is a multinational apparel company, catering to global brands such as Ralph Lauren (Polo) and Thomas Pink, where in addition to overseeing finance & logistics related functions, was also involved in due diligence work on planned mergers / acquisitions of the group, managing the legal, corporate and statutory dealings of the company.
His past experience includes working for May Department Stores International. He oversaw the Finance, Logistics & Administration functions of the company while being the key liaison between the corporate office in the USA and the regional office in Sri Lanka.
Prior to that, he worked for one of Sri Lanka’s largest lingerie manufacturing companies catering to such brands as Victoria’s Secrets and Marks & Spencer. Earlier he handled the banking needs of high net-worth individuals and medium scale enterprises at a leading private bank in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Vanigasooriyar earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants U.K and holds the title of Chartered Global Management Accountant. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland Australia. In addition, he holds professional level certification from the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. His experience includes working in the USA, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. He held independent positions on the executive committees of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, the Sri Lanka Shippers Council and the JAAF Logistics Committee. He also represented the company as an Executive Committee member of the Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Vanigasooriyar is a permanent resident of Australia and a citizen of Sri Lanka.