Our Team - MVIVO

OUR TEAM

KJELL VAN DOREN

Chief Executive Officer

Kjell is the original founder of MVIVO and a visionary entrepreneur with a background in Economics and Law from the University of Antwerp and Strasburg. Kjell started his career in Belgium where he was running his own business and later cooperated with one of the oldest and biggest Dutch companies in construction, real estate development and investment having branches in Europe, USA and Canada. Kjell sharpened many of his skills which have carried over to his work at MVIVO, including keen attention to detail and demanding perfection are key elements of his nature of work. He has immense experience and current know-how in the global and local construction sector, especially in residential, innovative and future-proof single-family homes and townhouses. Kjell fosters a culture of continuous improvement and invests heavily in the professional development of his foreign and local team in Colombo. He is known for his encyclopedic knowledge, diverse skill set and analytical approach in predicting the future of housing. Kjell is married to Eva and has a son, Manuel Silon, named after the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka.

EVA REUBSAET

Senior Vice President

Eva is born in the Netherlands. She is a highly motivated business leader and sourcing expert with an MBA from Australia. She lived in various Asian countries and was running a successful business in The Netherlands and Belgium before she moved to Sri Lanka. As one of the founding directors, Eva utilizes her 15 years of sourcing, design and construction experience to support the MVIVO team, going above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. Eva is an innovative thinker and has an eye for detail in all aspects of running a business. Eva always has the focus on to “get things done.” As the Senior Vice President of MVIVO, she takes an active role in all projects and is insistent that every project, from design to handing over the key, is delivered to the highest possible standard. Outside the office, Eva has a passion for interior and styling. She loves travelling, preferable with her family, and exploring new destinations to get inspired and bring innovative solutions to Sri Lanka.

MARC CAUWENBERGHS

Chief Strategy Officer

Marc is a seasoned executive with worldwide experience in the private equity space. His focus is on fast-growing companies active in the real estate business and he has over   20   years’ experience in planning, financing and developing residential housing schemes and communities in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Together with Kjell and Chulaka, Marc is facilitating partnerships between local landowners and overseas and local investors for the development of housing and leisure projects in coastal areas, the hill country and the suburbs of Colombo. Marc is committed to deliver rock solid strategies that create value for the end-user as well as the landowner, shareholders and investors. Marc is a frequent flyer and visits Sri Lanka monthly.

Dr. Gobithas Tharmarajah

Chief Technical Consultant

Dr. Gobi is an engineer by training and an academic by profession. After completing his first degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, he completed his doctoral studies in the area of   Structural Engineering at the Queen’s University Belfast, United   Kingdom.  As an academic, he is engaged in research, teaching, and consultancy to the construction industry on structural engineering with a passion for innovative building solutions after spending time in Australia. Dr. Gobi has handled more than 50 projects and constructed more than 25 residential houses in Sri Lanka. Dr. Gobi, together with our foreign and local engineer team, adapted the building system to the local context, taking the Sri Lankan climate conditions into account.   Besides, he is responsible for testing and approval according to Internal   Building Standards by local authorities in Sri Lanka. Dr. Gobi is actively involved during MVIVO Events and Presentations to lecture and educate about MVIVO.

BANURA WELLALAGE

Chief Operating Officer

Banura is a dynamic, result oriented team leader with a MBA in Logistics Management. Banura manages our off-site and on-site engineer team and our factory facility. He is responsible for ensuring that construction runs on time and that our homes, holiday villas and cabanas are built to MVIVO high quality standards. Banura sets expectations high and works hard to ensure the best possible result for each individual client and project. His ethos of truth, honesty and trust is evident in his work and interactions with the MVIVO team and clients. For Banura, nothing beats the feeling of seeing a project though from design to completion. He feels a great sense of accomplishment knowing our clients have now invested in a home that lasts for generations.

CHULAKA ANURUDDHA

Chief Financial Officer

Chulaka is a dynamic finance professional, with thirteen years of industry experience in the commercial, audit, tax and advisory sector. A Certified Business   Accountant   and   MBA   holder   specializing   in   Finance   and Operations Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University UK. Chulaka has visited The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France and gained knowledge and expertise in planning, financing and development of residential housing in Sri Lanka. In cooperation with his finance and project management team, Chulaka is your point of contact for landowners who are interested to develop their land plot together with MVIVO. With his extensive experience in the property and new home market, Chulaka enjoys working alongside stakeholders, assisting them to make their MVIVO home or project a reality.

AADIL JAMAL

Head of Sales

Aadil is a vibrant sales professional who is recognized for his personal approach and knowledge about the property and new home market. He possesses good intercommunication skills, and human skills and likes to help to build your home, holiday villa or cabana. Aadil is known as a dedicated professional project consultant and prides himself in his attention to detail and friendly customer service. When building with MVIVO, Aadil will support you to bring design ideas to life. He will offer you advice and guidance to help you choose the right design and options to customize your home. Aadil has a broad technical knowledge and is capable of explaining you all technical aspects of the MVIVO building concept, so your feel safe and secure dealing with MVIVO as a reliable all-around contractor. When he is not at work, he loves to play Basketball and mingles with new people.

SINETH WITHANAGE

Head of Human Resources

Sineth is a resilient, dedicated, pro-active and an organized individual and holds a Masters in International Human Resources Management, and BEng in Mechanical Engineering Design from Kingston University, UK. He is a clear thinker who is quick to grasp new ideas and concepts, and to initiate innovative and creative solutions. With over 15 years’ experience in various conglomerates, knowledge gained from different businesses in both   United Kingdom and Sri   Lanka, he strives to ensure that the workplace will always be armed with well-motivated and knowledgeable individuals whom will enrich their acquaintance and adopt to the MVIVO culture. Sineth enjoys playing professional Cricket and loves playing Basketball with his little son, Sanul, when ever he gets time off from work.

LAHIRU JAYASINGHE 

Head of Supply Chain

Lahiru is a supply chain professional heading the procurement department. He is passionate about MVIVO and the modular building industry. Lahiru works hard to make sure all our clients and stakeholders, both internal and external, have their expectations exceeded. As an invaluable member of the team, he is also part of the continuous improvement team at MVIVO, making sure the company is always finding new ways and opportunities to grow. Lahiru is organized and efficient in communication and day-to-day activities, to ensure customer satisfaction delivering an individual home or a complete housing project on time.

Location

MVIVO HQ
15th Floor, Access Towers
278/4 Union Place, Colombo 02

 

MVIVO Model House
253, Elfindale Avenue,
Galle Road,
(Opposite to Holy Family Convent)
Colombo
(Open Monday to Sunday - 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM)

 

Local: 011 717 0000
International: (+94)11 717 0000

info@mvivo.com

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