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Ms Ratnayake possesses a broad and in-depth knowledge on financial institutions. She has a strong credit background, and exposure to Debt Capital Markets and International Risk and Compliance Practices.
Ms Ratnayake is a Senior Banking Professional with over 25 years banking experience, for the most part at Citibank N.A. as a Director, Head of Financial Institutions Group in Sri Lanka. Prior experience includes Retail and Institutional Banking at ANZ Grindlays Bank PLC and Corporate Banking at Seylan Bank PLC. She represented SBI Emerging Asia Financial Sector Fund PTE. LTD and Nederlandse Financierings - Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (February 2020-April 2022).
Ms Ratnayake is a Co-Founder/Director of IDEAology Strategy Consulting (Pvt) Ltd., which provides advisory and strategic and tactical support to financial institutions and public sector entities in Sri Lanka and the Middle East. She is also a Governing Council Member of South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka, an NGO which engages in social development, working towards building empowered communities to achieve sustainable growth.
Ms Ratnayake holds a BSc Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo.
Member of Board Selection & Nomination Committee, Board Credit Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board IT Steering Committee, Specialized Board Sub Committee - Capital Planning and Board Sub Committee on Sustainability.
Prof. Sampath Amaratunge
The Vice - Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Amaratunge is an expert in the field of economics with special reference to rural development and draws from three decades of service as a leading academic in Sri Lanka.
Having published more than 75 Articles in international and national refereed journals and proceedings, Prof. Amaratunge holds a BA (Hons.) in Economics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, MA in Economics from the University of Colombo, and MSc. in Economics of Rural Development from the Saga National University and a PhD. from Kogoshima National University in Japan.Prof. Amaratunge was also a recipient of the prestigious Research Excellence Award in 2002, awarded by Kyushu Society of Rural Economics, Japan, which is in addition to several other local and international awards.
He was a Member of the University Grants Commission and Chairman of the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA).
Chairman of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee and Member of Board Audit Committee, Board Related Party Transactions Review Committee and Board Selection & Nomination Committee.
A good Governance advocate, Thought Leader, Senior Chartered Accountant, Corporate Trainer, Leadership Coach, Management Consultant and a Business Advisor with a proven track record in the corporate world, holding senior leadership positions in leading local entities and multinationals. He is the Founder/President of Asia Pacific Institute of Money and Entrepreneurship Development, the Founder / CEO of the Human Capital Partner, the Chairman/ Principal Consultant of H C P Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd. He also serves on the International Panel on Accounting Education (IPAE), as the only representative from the entire South Asia. He is also a regular writer on Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and Leadership for print media and business journals.
Mr Kumarasiri counts over 22 years of lecturing and corporate training experience and has trained over 100,000 individuals over the years. He possesses an array of professional and academic qualifications with numerous awards and medallions. He is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - UK and The Association of Accounting Technician of Sri Lanka. He is also an Associate member of The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has obtained a B.Sc. Accountancy (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a First Class honours and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo.
He previously held the positions of Financial Controller at Bank of Ceylon, Chief Financial Officer at The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, Assistant Vice President at HSBC Securities Services, Senior Manager - Assurance and Advisory Business Services at Ernst & Young including a secondment to the Financial Services Area office of Ernst & Young LLP, New York. He has also served as a Governing Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka; the national body of accountants and a Commission Member of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
Hiran Prasanna Premaratna
Drawing from over 30 years of private and public sector experience as an Agriculturist and Development Banker, Mr. Premaratna was heavily invested in the development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) across Sri Lanka. As a Development Banker, he was mainly involved in assisting many start-up projects. Today, he holds the position of Board Member of the South Asia Partnership of Sri Lanka (SAPSRI).
Mr. Premaratna holds a Master's Degree in Agriculture from the USSR, a Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Management from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) Colombo. He has participated in many local and overseas programmes in Development Banking and agriculture related banking programmes in Europe, South East Asia and Japan. He is a Member of the Association Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka (APB).
Mr. Premaratna was a Chairman of the Regional Development Bank of Sri Lanka, Vice President of DFCC Bank and the Chief Executive officer of DFCC Consulting Private limited. He was also a Pioneer Member of the Management Team of Pelawatte Sugar Industries before moving into the Banking Sector.
Chairman of Board Credit Committee and Member of Board Related Party Transactions Review Committee and Board Co-operative Development Committee.
Anchored to a career spanning across three decades in the co-operative sector, Mr. Abhayawickrama Bandara presently holds Directorships of the Polgahawela SANASA Shareholders Trust Company Ltd and SANASA Printers & Publishers Ltd. He is also the General Manager of the Polgahawela Sanasa Societies Union Ltd.
Mr. Bandara holds a Diploma in Banking & Finance from SANASA Campus Ltd, a Diploma in Business Management from the National Institute of Co-operative Development, a Professional Diploma in Co-operative Management from the Academy of Wayamba Co-operative Rural Bank, a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Technical College Kurunegala, and a Certificate in Banking & Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
A former Director of SANASA Development Bank PLC, Mr. Bandara has also held the post of Director of the SANASA Producer and Consumer Alliance Limited, and was also Chairman of Panaliya Sanasa Society.
Member of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee & Board Co-operative Development Committee.
Mr Thusantha Wijemanna is an Attorney — at- Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and a Notary Public with over 20 years of experience in the Banking Industry. He holds the degree of Bachelor of laws (LL.B) (First Class Honours) from University of Colombo and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from University of London. His last assignment was as Director General of the SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO) in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to that, he was Legal Advisor to Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo, General Counsel of DFCC Bank and Company Secretary/Chief Legal Officer of Sampath Bank. He was also a Commissioner of Sri Lanka Law Commission.
He is a Commonwealth and Chevening Scholar of the United Kingdom, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London and an Alumni of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Manila.
At present he is a Council Member of the Open University of Sri Lanka and a Director of the Swadeshi Industrial works PLC.
Member of Board Human Resources & Remuneration Committee ,Board Credit Committee and Board Selection & Nomination Committee
S. H. Sarath Nandasiri
Mr. S H Sarath Nandasiri possesses over 10 years’ experience in the field of Credit. He had held the positions of Manager – Sales and Branch Manager in Softlogic Finance PLC from 2009 – 2017. He also has experience in working with Rural Community particularly working with SANASA Movement. Presently he holds the position as General Manager of Kegalle Sanasa District Union Ltd.
He possesses B.Com (Hons) University of Peradeniya, Diploma in Credit Management (IBSL) and Certificate in Leasing Operations (CBSL).
Member of Board Co-operative Development Committee.
Mr. Conrad Dias holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester UK and Fellow Membership of the Chartered Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA -USA), Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA) and the British Computer Society (FBCS).
His experience spans over three decades and is a visionary leader in business technology. His C-Level experience spans over twenty years.
He is a fintech enthusiast who innovated many financial technology products and solutions. He is the founder of iPay, a revolutionary platform beyond payments and of OYES, another fintech platform that makes everyday a payday.
His thought leadership on technology and contribution in the field of ICT to the industry, society and in LOLC Group was recognized by many local and international awards including the Prestigious Computer Society of Sri Lanka CIO of the year 2016 and Chartered Management Institute of Sri Lanka Professional Excellence Award 2017. He was inducted to the Global CIO Hall of Fame 2020 of IDG CIO100 , the only Sri Lankan to get this accolade.
Naveendra Perera Sooriyarachchi
A distinguished banker with a strong credit background, Naveen Sooriyarachchi has a broad and in-depth knowledge on SMI Finance, Project Finance, Trade Finance, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking, built over an eminent 40-year career in banking.
Mr. Sooriyarachchi has held key corporate management positions at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. As the Deputy General Manager-Corporate Banking, he was instrumental in steering Commercial Bank to win the ‘Best Trade Finance Bank in Sri Lanka’ award of the ‘Asian Banker’ consecutively in 2019 and 2020 as well as the ‘Best Corporate Bank in Sri Lanka’ award of International Finance (UK) in 2019.
Mr. Sooriyarachchi was also responsible for the initiation of Investment Banking operations at Commercial Bank after studying Investment Banking at the Boston University, USA on a Fulbright Scholarship. During this period, he has also served as a consultant in the Capital Markets Division, Asia Department of the IFC (International Finance Corporation), Washington. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colombo and is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Sooriyarachchi has served as a Director in CBC Finance Ltd and CBC Tech Solutions Ltd, the Leasing and IT subsidiaries of Commercial Bank and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Durdans Medical and Surgical Hospital (Pvt) Ltd.
He is the representative Director of BIO (Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries SA/NV), a major Shareholder of SDB PLC..
Romani de Silva
Mr.Romani de Silva a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management, Sri Lanka, is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Alliance Finance Co PLC and holds Directorates in many other companies. He counts over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry. An active promoter in developing sustainable finance in Sri Lanka, Mr.de Silva serves as a Council Member on the Sustainability Standards & Certification Initiative and the Finance 4.0 - initiative of the European Organization for Sustainable Development - an European Union initiative.
From 2009 he has served as a Council Member of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka (FHASL) and currently heads the Sub Committee of the FHA on Sustainability. He has represented the FHASL on the Steering Committee initiated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to develop a Sustainable Finance Road map for Sri Lanka for the Non-Bank Financial Sector and also on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy Project initiated by the World Bank, IFC, and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Mr. De Silva is also a founder investor in the pioneering “Ath Pavura” reality TV Programme co-founded by the Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) and Social Enterprise Lanka (SEL) in Sri Lanka which aims to create awareness on social enterprise and develop an impact investing culture in the country. Currently he also serves as the Honorary Treasurer of the SLICM - an educational institution dedicated for the development of the leasing and hire purchase industry in Sri Lanka which was incorporated by an Act of Parliament. He is also a Life member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
Mr. Chandana Dissanayake counts nearly 40 years of experience in the Banking and Non-Banking Financial Sector, with extensive experience in the areas of Corporate, Commercial and Retail Lending, Credit Risk Management in UAE, Oman & Sri Lanka. He has worked for 10 years with National Bank of Abu Dhabi as Vice President – Government Corporate Relations and Associate Director – Commercial Coverage, as well as with HSBC Bank Middle East as Credit Manager for 5 years. He has also held the position of Head of Credit at Union Bank of Colombo. After his return to Sri Lanka, he worked for Assetline Leasing Company Limited from 2017 to 2020 during which period he served as a Consultant and was also appointed to the Board as Executive Director, to help develop their non-automotive business. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK and brings extensive experience and exposure in the Financial Services Sector, both in Sri Lanka and Overseas.
He represents Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO) and SBI Emerging Asia Financial Sector Fund PTE.LTD (SBI) major Shareholders of the Bank.
Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma
Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Global Rubber Industries [GRI]. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, an MBA from the University of Wales, UK and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Peradeniya.
Dr. Mahesha has many years of experience in Executive Leadership positions. He served as a board member of Hayleys PLC and the Managing Director of Dipped Products PLC prior to joining GRI. Before that, he was the Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Sri Lanka. He counts several years of experience in Research & Development and Teaching as a senior lecturer in Coastal Engineering during his time serving the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has also been a Consultant in Environmental management for private and donor-funded projects.
He is the representative Director of Ayenka Holdings Private Limited, a major Shareholder of SANASA Development Bank PLC.
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