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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Aslam Omar and Javed Mansoor on Amana Takaful Insurance Board

Two eminent personalities, Mr. Aslam Omar, an eminent businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist from the apparel, food and plastic manufacturing sectors and Mr. Javed Mansoor, leading legal personality joined the board of Amana Takaful Insurance PLC recently.

Mr. Omar is presently the Chairman of Kuruwita Textile Mills Ltd., Managing Director of Phoenix Industries Ltd. and Phoenix Ventures Ltd. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Brandix Lanka Limited and is the Director-in-Charge of the Brandix Accessories Division.

Mr. Omar also has experience and competence in setting up international operations, example of which is his efforts to expand the sewing thread manufacturing facility and also setting up an overseas sewing thread manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. He is also well reputed for his versatility in the industries he has ventured into by successful backward and forward integration strategies.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate Member of the Certified Management Accountants of Australia.

Mr. Javed Mansoor is a renowned practitioner of law in Sri Lanka and is currently engaged in the private practice of commercial, finance, tax and employment law. Mr. Mansoor has solid experience in the field of financial law and has throughout the years given legal opinions on Islamic finance, leasing, debt factoring, import loans and taxation to name a few.

As a lecturer of financial law and his vast amount of knowledge is shared amongst budding legal professionals. In addition to this he also lectures CIMA and ACCA students.

Mr. Mansoor is the current Chairman of the IT committee of the BASL in which he has held several important positions in the past. He is an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He holds an LL.M in Commercial Law from King's College, University of London. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mr. Omar and Mr. Mansoor will be part of Amana Takaful Insurance's Board of Directors along with Tyeab Akbarally (Chairman), Ehsan Zaheed (CEO), Osman Kassim, Faizal Salieh, M.H.M. Rafiq, Faisz Musthapha, Dr.A.A.M. Haroon and Dato' Mohd Fadzli Yusof.

(Lankaweb News)

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