Premila Perera

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Background

Marie Premila Perera is an Independent Director of the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) since January 2013.[1][2][3] She was referred to as “an eminent tax professional” in local media.[4] Local media reported that Perera “has been a presenter/moderator at various client forums as well as a resource person at forums organised by professional bodies, Chambers of Commerce, USAID, and was a Faculty at the KPMG International Tax Business School.”[5]

Image 1: Premila Perera with Ravi Karunanayake (Minister of Finance), Eran Wickremeratne (Deputy Minister of State Enterprise Development) and Harsha De Silva (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs) in an Expert Panel discussion at the Sri Lanka – Austria Economic Forum organised by The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. [6]

The Employment History with the Tobacco Industry

Perera joined the Board of Directors of the CTC in January 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee.[1]

Positions in Government Institutions held Simultaneously

None reported as of June 2017

Positions in Government Institutions held Prior or After the Tobacco Industry Employment

None reported as of June 2017

Positions/Memberships in other (non-government) Institutions

Major part of Perera’s carrier was with KPMG, which ended in March 2013. The private corporations and other associations in which she held high ranked positions are mentioned below:

  • Partner & Head of Tax (1990-2013) – KPMG[4][1][7]
During her carrier at KPMG she served as the Regional Tax Director of the Asia Pacific Region (2000-2001), served a period of secondment with the KPMG US Firm in Washington DC and was a participant of the KPMGINSEAD International Banking School Programme. As the Head of Tax her role was described as “management of tax, whilst balancing conflicting pressures of stakeholder value and compliance, in the background of increasing governance and regulation.”[4][7]

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ceylon Tobacco Company, Annual Report 2016, 2017, accessed March 2017
  2. Ceylon Tobacco Company, Annual Report 2015, 2016, accessed February 2017
  3. Ceylon Tobacco Company. Annual Report 2014, 2015, accessed February 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Premila Perera to bid adieu to KPMG, 20 March 2013, accessed June 2017
  5. Daily FT. Premila Perera to bid adieu to KPMG, 19 March 2013, accessed June 2017
  6. The European Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6157021679076892672/ LinkedIn: Recent Update], undated, accessed June 2017
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Premila Perera. LinkedIn Profile, undated, accessed June 2017
  8. Daily FT. Premila appointed to JKH Board, Ranjit resigns, 1 July 2014, accessed May 2017