Cargills Bank Ltd. yesterday announced the appointment of Ruvini Fernando and Dr. Dushni Weerakoon as Independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board of Directors with effect from 1 August 2018.
Fernando is a Director, PPP Advisory and Deals Strategy at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Colombo, heading the capital projects and infrastructure practice of the firm as well as deal strategy including fundraising mandates. Prior to joining PwC in October 2017, Fernando was Chief Executive Officer and Director at Guardian Fund Management Ltd, 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 was also joint CEO of the unit trust management company Guardian Acuity Asset Management Ltd, which manages three licensed unit trusts.
She 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 policymaking body with public and private sector representation from 2001-2004.
Dr. Weerakoon is the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), the foremost economic policy research organisation in Sri Lanka. She also heads the IPS’ Macroeconomic Policy Research Program. With over 24 years of post-doctoral research experience, she has written and published widely on macroeconomic policy, regional trade integration and international economics.
She has also served as a Director on the boards of corporate and academic entities, including as an Independent Non-Executive Director at the Nations Trust Bank (2007-2016), Centre for Poverty Analysis (2008-2014) and currently as a Director of the Gamani Corea Foundation, the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre of the University of Colombo and the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies, New Delhi.
Weerakoon holds a BSc in Economics with First Class Honours from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK.
Cargills is a brand that has been faithfully serving Sri Lankans for 174 years, built on a foundation of values and ethics. True to this heritage and the ethos of ‘Banking on the Human Spirit’, Cargills Bank is taking banking to the masses by being inclusive and accessible. Cargills Bank’s head office is in Colpetty with branches at Maitland Crescent, Maharagama, Old Moor Street, Wattala, Rajagiriya, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Thanamalwila, Matara, Galle, Kurunegala, Kaduruwela, Vavuniya, Chunnakam, Jaffna and Chilaw.