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Vipula Mathanga Gunatilleke
Vipula Mathanga Gunatilleke

Group Chief Financial Offiecer


SriLankan Airlines Ltd.

Mr Vipula Gunatilleka is the Group Chief Executive Office of SriLankan Airlines. Prior to joining Srilankan Airlines, Mr Gunatilleka has been a board member and the CFO of TAAG Angola Airlines. He was initially nominated to the board of directors of TAAG by the Emirates Airline when Emirates took over the management of TAAG. He was reappointed to the board by the Government of Angola when the partnership with Emirates ended in July 2017.

Leadership provided by Vipula in restructuring the national carrier of Angola resulted in airline achieving break even status and a strong cash flow position in a short period of time.

Vipula held the position of CFO at Sri Lankan Airlines when the Airline was managed by Emirates and played a pivotal role during the management transition from Emirates Airline to the Government of Sri Lanka. He has held senior leadership positions across companies in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Australia.

He was the past Chairman of the CIMA Sri Lanka regional board and was on the board of Sri Lanka Auditing & Accounting Standards Monitoring Board and has held several board positions.

Vipula is a fellow member of CIMA - UK, CA -Sri Lanka, CPA - Australia and holds a MBA from the University of Colombo.