Richardson appoints new Director Finance

Richardson Holdings announced the appointment of Portia Jayamaha as their new Finance Director, an experienced finance leader who has worked in senior roles across several industries.

Portia brings with her a wealth of industry –related financial experience with responsibilities in Finance, Strategy, Technology, Lean and Business Transformation. Over the years she has accumulated experience in different industries which include Healthcare, Engineering, Leisure, Technology, Banking, Garments, Manufacturing, Retail, NGOs, etc.

“I am pleased to welcome Portia as the newest member of Richardson’s leadership team. Ms. Jayamaha brings a wealth of knowledge and successful leadership experience that I know will be a tremendous asset to the organization.” said Nazri Nizar, Managing Director of Richardson Holdings.

Ms. Jayamaha is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, Graduate from University of Sri Jayewardenepura in BSc accountancy Sp. and an MBA holder from University of Queensland. She also serves as the Alternate Chair of Women Empowerment and Leadership Development Committee of ICASL Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining Richardson Holdings, Portia worked as Director Finance and Transformation Lead at Hemas Hospitals Group heading Finance, IT & Digital, Lean, Strategy & Transformation and chaired many committees. During this time, she also implemented a Business Intelligence platform to support real time decision making and has led the implementation of front & back-end systems, taken the Hemas hospitals network into digital leadership with many innovative products & introduced Electronic Health records. Furthermore, she was appointed the Project Lead to transform the hospital & Lab group with the consultation of the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG).

Richardson Outdoor has changed the face of Out-of-Home advertising in Sri Lanka. Initially having started as a CSR project, the Company has made significant strides with over the last 2 decades, through its modernized airport advertising, quadrupled bus shelters and increased street signage, making it easier for consumers to find your business.

Established in 1962, Richardson Holdings is a diversified company that delivers high quality electrical engineering, infrastructure and advertising solutions for both public and private sector customers. Over the past 6 decades Richardson Holdings has helped electrify a fifth of the island and is the largest electrical pole and railway sleeper manufacturer in Sri Lanka. The company is also responsible for modernizing Colombo through its pioneered smart street lighting project.

Richardson has grown its reputation for consistency and reliability, while diversifying its product portfolio through its subsidiaries, Richardson Electric, Richardson Engineering and Richardson Outdoor, the largest outdoor advertising company in Sri Lanka.

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