Appointed to the Board in September 2014, Ms. Kuruppu is an Independent Non-Executive Director. As the Chairman is not an Independent Director, Ms. Kuruppu is also designated as the Senior Director. A pioneering market research professional and a senior business leader by profession, she holds an MA in Statistics from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, B.Sc in Mathematics (Minor in Computer Science) jointly from the University of Colombo and University of Missouri. She is currently reading for a PhD at the University of Colombo. Ms. Kuruppu counts over 26 years of professional experience in Management, Marketing, Business Consultancy, Strategic Planning, Market Research, Social and Economic Research and Teaching. Ms. Kuruppu has also been a Director of Commercial Bank in 2010/11.