Mr. Senarath Bandara is a banking professional with a distinguished career spanning over 30 years at Bank of Ceylon and retired as its General Manager/Chief Executive Officer.
He has served on several Boards of subsidiaries and associate companies of BOC, in addition to Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd, Credit Information Bureau, and Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd.
He has also served as a member of the governing body of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka; a member of the Council of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, served as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Rural Agriculture Credit Association (APRACA) – a regional association operating based out of Bangkok; Thailand; served as Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association; and
was a past President of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Bandara has a BSc from the University of Kelaniya and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Postgraduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management-Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, USA. Mr. Bandara is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Prabhu Mathavan is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. He possesses over 19 years’ of experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Accounting and Taxation.
He is a Director at Cargills Ceylon PLC.
Mr. Faizal Salieh possessing over 30 years’ of sound and varied experience in the Banking / Financial Sector both in Sri Lanka and overseas with special skills in setting up and running the business operations of 2 new banks in Sri Lanka, namely NDB Housing Bank and Amana Bank. Experience includes 13 years in Senior Management positions and 13 years at Managing Director & CEO positions. Positions held include Head of Corporate & Merchant Banking at ANZ Grindlays Bank; Chief Operating Officer at National Development Bank; Executive Director/CEO at NDB Housing Bank; Managing Director at Amana Investments Limited; and Managing Director/CEO at Amana Bank PLC.
Richard Ebell is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK.
Mr. Ebell has 38 years’ of experience in diverse roles in finance and operations after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1977. This includes 32 years at Hayleys PLC, where he was Finance Director at the time of his resignation in late 2009, and 2 years at Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd, where he was Chief Financial Officer from mid-2010 to mid-2012.
He is a Past President of CIMA, Sri Lanka Division, and a member of CA Sri Lanka’s Quality Assurance Board. He participated in establishing an Audit Committee Forum in June 2014, and remains involved with that initiative which has gained considerable momentum over the year of its existence.
Mr. Ebell also serves on the Boards of Finlays Colombo PLC and Softlogic Holdings PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director, and chairs the Audit Committees of both these companies. He previously served in the same capacities on the Boards of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC and Laugfs Capital Ltd.”
Ms. Ruvini Fernando holds an MBA with a merit pass from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK. She is currently a member of the National Agenda Committee on Finance and Capital at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Regaining Sri Lanka Tourism Steering Committee an industry policy making body with public and private sector representation from 2001 to 2004. Ruvini was Chief Executive Officer and Director at Guardian Fund Management Limited, the investment management company of the Carson Cumberbatch Group.
She was also an executive director at Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and many of its subsidiaries, heading the investment sector of the Carsons Group for 12 years. She also was joint CEO of the unit trust management company Guardian Acuity Asset Management Limited, which manages three licensed unit trusts. Currently Ruvini Fernando is a Director PPP Advisory and Deals Strategy at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Colombo, heading the capital projects & infrastructure practice of the firm, and deal strategy including fund raising mandates.
Ms. Marianne Page is a pioneer in promoting Sri Lanka as an investment destination to Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) since the liberalization of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in 1990 from her days in Credit Lyonnais through to Smith New Court, Lehman Bros and now at Asiabox Consultancy Services. With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years and long standing experience and involvement in Asian financial markets, she has developed a strong network of relationships with leading portfolio managers globally.
Ms. Page is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Mr. Yudy Kanagasabai is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). Counts over 35 years of experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Singapore, before he retired as the Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka and the Maldives on 31st March 2017. Has served on several committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
As an Independent Non Executive Director, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC and as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Millenium IT ESP (Pvt) Limited. He also serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director, and as a Member of the Board Audit Committees of Cargills Ceylon PLC, Cargills Food Company Limited, Hunter & Company PLC, Lanka Canneries Limited and EAP Holdings Limited
Yudy was Chairman of the Audit Committee of Union Bank PLC from August 2016 to 31 December 2018. He also served as a Commissioner of the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka from February 2018 to November 2019.
Mr. Buwaneka Perera is a veteran Professional Banker with 41 years of experience serving in the Financial Sector in Sri Lanka and is an established leader in Corporate Banking, and has a vast exposure in the field of Investment and Merchant Banking; Positions held include Board Director of NDB Investment Bank Ltd, Acting Chief Executive Officer- National Development Bank Plc (NDB) and 14 years as the Head of Corporate Banking at NDB in the capacity of Senior Vice President. He also held varied positions at Deutsche Bank, Sampath Bank Plc and Banque Indosuez.
Mr. Perera has a BSc (Hon) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, UK and he is a Passed Finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He has a Post Graduate Diploma – Bank Financial Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura , Associate of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK, and is an Associate Member of Certified Management Accountants – Sri Lanka.
Appointed as Company Secretary on 1 st May 2018, she counts over 20 years of experience in the Banking Industry. She is an attorney at law and holds a Diploma in Compliance from International Compliance Association. She has previously functioned as a Legal Officer at National Development Bank of Sri Lanka and as Manager- Legal (Corporate) at Hatton National Bank PLC. Prior to joining the Bank, she headed the Compliance Function at National Development Bank PLC.