Mr. Kasun Rajapaksa

Mr. Rajapaksa is an accomplished entrepreneurial leader in the footwear and rubber manufacturing sectors spanning over 20 years of extensive experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership.

He is the managing director of D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Samson Compounds (Pvt) Ltd and a board director of DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd., one of the country’s premier business conglomerates and leading manufacturers of footwear and bicycle tyres and representing the third generation of a family-owned business.

He is the former chairman and member of the management committee of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), a former member of the board of management of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority Sri Lanka (NAITA). He is also the current vice chairman of Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), a member of the general assembly of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI). Furthermore, he is a fellow member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and provides his advisory skills as a member of the Export Development Board (EDB) footwear sector and Sri Lanka Footwear Association (SLFA) and is a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).

Mr. Rajapaksa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting & Management Information System) from Deakin University, Australia, is certified from Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID), he holds an Associate Diploma in Business & Advanced Certificate in Accounting from Holmes glen Institute of TAFE, Australia and received his primary education at D.S. Senanayake College.