Dr. Lakith Peiris is a well‐known leader in the healthcare industry. During his tenure as the CEO of Lanka Hospitals for over seven years, he played a key role in turning around and leading it to become one of the most successful hospitals in the country.
Dr. Peiris is now the Managing Director of the Hemas Hospitals and laboratory chain. Since his take over, Dr. Peiris has transformed Hemas Hospitals from a secondary care hospital chain serving an underserved population living outside Colombo to a fully‐fledged tertiary facility to become Sri Lankas fastest growing hospitals and laboratory chain. Hemas Hospitals is also the most awarded and innovative hospital chain in Sri Lanka with many national and international awards and accolade for its achievements and contribution to the healthcare industry.
He has had more than 20 years of experience in top management as the head of the organization at a host of healthcare related MNCs and Sri Lankan enterprises including B|Braun Asia Pacific, Lifeserv and ConvaTec A Bristol Myers Squibb Company of USA among others. He has introduced many international pharmaceutical, medical devices and surgical agency lines to Sri Lanka during his career in the pharmaceutical industry.
An old boy of St Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, he holds a Doctorate in Business and Management from Malaysia and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. A certified Professional Marketer from the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. He has memberships in a long list of professional Associations and Federations.