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Jitto Arulampalam

Jitto Arulampalam

Australian businessman
Jitto Arulampalam
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Intro Australian businessman
Is Financial adviser Businessperson
From Australia
Type Business Finance
Gender male
Birth Colombo, Colombo District, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Curtin University
The details (from wikipedia)


Jitto Arulampalam is an Australian businessman of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. He is the current Managing Director and CEO of Tapp Group (tappmoney.com) a fintech for the unbanked, Chairman of TBG Diagnostics (ASX: TDL) and founder of Roddington Capital.

Previously he has been the Chairman at Progen Pharmaceuticals (ASX : PGL), OYOB Property Group, Euro Petroleum Limited and Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE).

In 2011, Jitto co-founded of Fortis Mining Ltd. (ASX: FMJ) a company dedicated to potash mining and exploration which was the IPO of the year.

Australian Financial Review MIS Magazine 2006 recognised him as one of the Top 25 global rising stars. In April 2017, Jitto was picked as one of the ten Sri Lanka Aussie Migrants that had enriched Australia. [1]


Jitto started his schooling at St Thomas Preparatory School in Colombo Sri Lanka and following his migration to Australia in 1985, pursued his tertiary studies at Curtin University, Perth WA. He has also attended several courses with the Australian Institute of Company Directors to further his corporate career.


He is based in Melbourne with over two decades of experience in corporate restructuring, capital raising, listing and running of public companies on the ASX.

Having started his career in Accounting, Jitto spent more than 8 years with Westpac Banking Corporation in several key operational and strategic Banking roles before joining boards of Public companies.

In 2004 Jitto was head hunted by Newsnet Ltd as its CEO to assist in the restructuring of the company and to position it for an IPO. Since this appointment he was responsible for guiding the company through a successful restructure and positioned Newsnet as a leading innovator in the messaging/telco space to be recognised by the 2006 Australian Financial Review MIS Magazine as one of the "Top 25 global rising stars".

In May 2010 Jitto was the co-founder of Fortis Mining Ltd. (ASX: FMJ), a company dedicated to potash mining and exploration; the company is listed at Australian Securities Exchange. He was credited for masterminding the Fortis's acquisition of high quality potash assets in Kazakhstan. The deal paved the way for the company to be awarded "IPO of the Year 2011".

Jitto was also previously the Chairman of ASX listed companies Great Western Exploration Ltd (ASX: GTE) and Medicvision Limited (ASX: MVH). Jitto is a member of many professionals bodies including the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Social activities

Jitto visited war-ravaged Jaffna as the co-sponsor of Murali Harmony Cup in 2014; OYOB where Jitto is the chairman jointly sponsored the Cup to develop and encourage school cricketers in Sri Lanka's rural areas, especially in the war-affected north and east, promoting community-building and cross-cultural friendships within Sri Lankan society.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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