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Business magnate and CEO of the Brandix Group, Ashroff Omar, has resigned from the Board of Directors of Sri Lankan Airlines citing personal reasons.

He had tendered his resignation on March 01, a senior official of Sri Lankan Airlines confirmed, adding that he is fully occupied with his personnel matters.  

The Finance Ministry appointed top professionals and business leaders including Ashroff Omar to the new Director Board of Sri Lankan Airlines in January last year.

He is a highly respected industrialist and renowned as a global businessman with a penchant for out-of-the-box thinking.

Ashroff Omar also serves as a Director of Phoenix Ventures and many group subsidiaries.

He was a founder member of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF). He is also the Honorary Consul General of Finland and sits on the Board of the US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission.

He is a core member and Southeast Asia node for the Corporate Development and Principal Investors and Private Equity practices.

Apart from Chairman Ashok Pathirage (Chairman Softlogic Holdings PLC) who was appointed earlier on, the other members of the Sri Lankan Airlines Board of Directors are Dilmah Group Director Malik Fernando, top lawyers Manohara De Silva PC and Samantha Ratwatte PC and the Asia-Pacific node for Boston Consulting Group’s shipping, transportation, and logistics sectors Sanjaya Mohottala, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka.