Shyamal Mendis is a Founder Director and the Chairman / Managing Director of SasiaNet. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) of the United Kingdom. After serving his articles at Ernst & Young from 1990 to 1994, he joined David Pieris Motor Company Limited in 1994 as the Accountant. He was appointed as the Manager Finance & Accounting in 1995 and concurrently worked as Manager — Direct Investments of DPMC Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Founder Director of SasiaNet and has served as Director — Finance, Planning & Corporate Services, Director — Financial Sector Solutions, and Vice President — Product Development before his appointment in April 2003 as Managing Director / CEO. He counts over two decades of Accounting, Finance and Investment Management experience and has been personally involved in the planning, development, quality control, implementation and maintenance of most of the software solutions and services developed by SasiaNet since its inception.