SLACC is governed by a board of directors residing both in Sri Lanka and Australia, representing diverse business entities.

Current President, Kalum De Silva, who is a Sri Lankan Australian, has over 15 years of experience in private equity investments.

SLACC founding Director Jeevan Gnanam and Vice President Dhammika Ganegama are both successful entrepreneurs. They have contributed immensely towards the entrepreneurial development of youth in Sri Lanka.

Founding Director – Andrew Seaton is based in Sydney. Andrew is a leading lawyer, with over 25 years experience.

SLACC is supported by a secretariat based in Colombo, and a registered office in Sydney Australia.

Kalum De Silva


Kalum De Silva is the founding National President of the Sri Lanka Australia Chamber of Commerce (SLACC)
He is the Managing Director of Australasian Academy of Hospitality, in Alexandra Place Colombo 07.
He has over 13 years of private equity experience with extensive dealings in South East Asia, the UK and the USA. He managed the strategic direction and growth of a number of businesses in software development, retail, financial services, fitness and fast and casual food industries. He is a fully qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Dhammika Ganegama

Vice President

Co Founder/ Managing Director – Mitra Innovation / Dama Japan Auto Imports/Founder & Director of Involved in tech industry for over 20 years owns and operate multiple ventures and businesses across many geographies. Throughout the career, developed a wealth of experience in consultancy, setting up operations, partnerships and ventures. Strong experience in building software products, involved in setting up ventures and providing program management consultancy using global project delivery teams. Involved in driving process optimization to enhance delivery framework for SME, corporates and enterprises.

Jeevan Gnanam

Founding Director

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Data Scientist he holds several leadership positions within the St.Anthony’s group and is also the Chairman of SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka’s Apex IT/BPM trade body. In additional to founding SAKS, he is also a founder member of Lanka Angel Network. Jeevan is the visionary behind Sri Lanka’s first and largest IT park Orion City. He is an investor in over 25 technology startups. His latest venture Hatch Works (Pvt) Ltd provides a unique platform for entrepreneurs to launch and scale their businesses.

Andrew Seaton

Founding Director

Andrew is a leading Corporate and Commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience with a well –earned strong following of international and Australian clients. Andrew has worked in a range of Australia’s leading law firms. He has being recommended in national and international publications including Asia pacific Legal 500.