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Mr. Andrew Weeraratne

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Company Description: We are creating a series of original software to sell under our Brand Name that we believe will have substantial practical value to the investment, finance and...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Iraqi Accounting Association
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Prevail Software :: Management
www.prevailsoft.net, 1 July 2013 [cached]
Andrew Weeraratne is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years experience in the world of accounting, finance and Investments. In the 1980s he managed his own Certified Public Accounting firm in Washington, D.C. where he specialized in foreign investments to the USA and computerization of businesses. He sold his CPA practice in later 1980s and since then has been engaged in various entrepreneurial activities. He also has worked as the interim Chief Financial Officer for various private and public companies. Here is a brief description of his career:
From 1999 to 2000, Andrew worked as the CFO for J2 Communication that held the "National Lampoon" franchise. Famous Hollywood movies such as "Animal House" and a series of "Vacation" movies were made using the brand name "National Lampoon. To highlight the importance of Brand Name, most these movies grossed worldwide sales exceeding 100 million dollars elevating the unknown actors in those movies to become movie-stars to launch their multimillion dollar careers with New York based "Saturday Night Live" Television comedy series (one of the highest grossing classic TV series in the USA). Andrew joined the company during the height of the Dot Com bubble and along with the Chief Executive Officer of the company pioneered in creating "National Lampoon.com. It was an innovative strategic move, timely made to take the share price of the holding company to over 800% in a matter of 6 months since Andrew joined the company.
In 2004 he joined the United States' Department of State in diplomatic capacity and served in Iraq as a financial consultant. He worked on setting up an Accounting Association in Iraq and helped the Iraqi Stock Exchange in setting up procedures and installing computerized software amidst daily bombing and danger. This position took him all over Middle East where he met with managers of various investment funds in the Middle East to attract capital to Iraq.
From December 2007 to May 2008, Andrew worked as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for China Direct Inc., a 200 million-dollar US public company that was investing in various private Chinese companies and was dominating the magnesium market. The China Direct stock price went over 100% during that period. China Direct also had a consulting division through which they helped 8 Chinese companies go public in the US stock market generating the company over 25 million dollars in about 3 years.
He had been actively investing and trading (by hedging positions) in the financial markets for over 10 years and in the process have innovated a few software that could help investors pick the right investments and minimize short term losses to preserve limited capital that may erode due to temporary swings in the financial markets.
Andrew wrote and published a book entitled "Uncommon Commonsense Steps to Super Wealth-Your (Hero's) Journey" where he has illustrated how in the last few decades a few people began with very little have rose to be the richest people on earth. He has narrowed down such strategies to be super wealthy only to 4 ways.
Management of China Direct ...
www.dynastyresources.net [cached]
Management of China Direct Industries is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Weeraratne
as its Chief Financial Officer. China Direct Industries has added 10 operating subsidiaries since the fourth quarter of 2006 and has invested a substantial portion of its personnel and financial resources in both the U.S. and China in the area of financial management. Mr. Weeraratne will help to provide a renewed focus and leadership for China Direct Industries as it seeks to expand its operations in China and improve operating results. Mr. Weeraratne has over 25 years experience in public and corporate accounting. In addition to almost a decade of experience running his own private CPA firm in Washington D.C., he has served as the CFO of National Lampoon, Inc. and as Controller for Beachport Entertainment. Mr. Weeraratne worked with the Embassy of the United States of America in Iraq as a financial advisor to form an Iraqi Accounting Association and introduced International Accounting Standards to Iraq as part of a plan to privatize State owned enterprises after the Iraq war. Mr. Weeraratne is experienced in all phases of accounting, finance and investment, including internal controls, financial management, securities analysis and international business management.
Commenting on his hire, Mr. Weeraratne stated "With an extensive knowledge in accounting and global investments, I am taking on the role of CFO with an eye toward significant growth potential.
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Commenting on the management changes, Dr. Wang, Chairman and CEO of China Direct Industries stated "We are entering a new phase of our corporate evolution and I am excited to welcome Yuwei and Andrew to our senior management team as well as Yuwei and Philip to our board of directors which now consists of four independent directors and two inside directors.
China Direct Industries, Inc. Announces Management Restructuring as the Company Focuses on Its China Operations
www.chinadirectinc.com, 26 Jan 2009 [cached]
Management of China Direct Industries is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Weeraratne as its Chief Financial Officer. China Direct Industries has added 10 operating subsidiaries since the fourth quarter of 2006 and has invested a substantial portion of its personnel and financial resources in both the U.S. and China in the area of financial management. Mr. Weeraratne will help to provide a renewed focus and leadership for China Direct Industries as it seeks to expand its operations in China and improve operating results. Mr. Weeraratne has over 25 years experience in public and corporate accounting. In addition to almost a decade of experience running his own private CPA firm in Washington D.C., he has served as the CFO of National Lampoon, Inc. and as Controller for Beachport Entertainment. Mr. Weeraratne worked with the Embassy of the United States of America in Iraq as a financial advisor to form an Iraqi Accounting Association and introduced International Accounting Standards to Iraq as part of a plan to privatize State owned enterprises after the Iraq war. Mr. Weeraratne is experienced in all phases of accounting, finance and investment, including internal controls, financial management, securities analysis and international business management.
Commenting on his hire, Mr. Weeraratne stated "With an extensive knowledge in accounting and global investments, I am taking on the role of CFO with an eye toward significant growth potential.
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Commenting on the management changes, Dr. Wang, Chairman and CEO of China Direct Industries stated "We are entering a new phase of our corporate evolution and I am excited to welcome Yuwei and Andrew to our senior management team as well as Yuwei and Philip to our board of directors which now consists of four independent directors and two inside directors.
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www.sec.gov, 26 May 2009 [cached]
0001455200 Weeraratne Andrew C/O CHINA DIRECT INDUSTRIES, INC. 431 FAIRWAY DRIVE, STE 200 DEERFIELD BEACH FL 33441 0 1 0 0 Chief Financial Officer
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www.sec.gov, 4 Feb 2009 [cached]
0001455200 Weerarante Andrew C/O CHINA DIRECT INDUSTRIES, INC. 431 FAIRWAY DRIVE, STE 200 DEERFIELD BEACH FL 33441 0 1 0 0 Chief Financial Officer
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