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The Board of Directors comprises of eminent personalities in multitude of sectors, under whose direction and guidance the course of the company is plotted.

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Chairperson - Rose Cooray


Chairperson/Non-Executive Director

B.A. (Hons) (University of Ceylon, Peradeniya), MSc. (Strathclyde University,U.K.)

Appointed as the Chairperson on 06th July 2015. Mrs. Rose Cooray is a Director of Hatton National Bank PLC. Having served the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for over 35 years she retired as the Deputy Governor and counts over 43 years of experience in the financial sector. She is the Chairperson of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, Ceylon Investment PLC, Sithma Development (Pvt) Limited and HNB General Insurance Limited and a Director of HNB Grameen Finance Limited and Guardian Capital Partners PLC. On release from the Central Bank, she had served the Ministry of Finance as Director General Fiscal Policy and Economic Affairs for nearly 6 years and represented the Government on the Boards of DFCC Bank, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Telecom, Ceylon Electricity Board, De La Rue Currency and Security Print (Pvt) Ltd, Export Development Board, National Housing and Development Authority and the Monetary Board on West Coast Power (Pvt) Ltd. Mrs. Cooray has been extensively involved in policy making in the financial sector and implementing development projects. She has wide experience in negotiating loans with multilateral donors/bilateral trade agreements. She has contributed papers to professional journals.

Director - Mahendra Jayasekera


Independent Non-Executive Director

FCA, BSc Special Hons (University of Sri Jayawardenapura)

Managing Director of Lanka Tiles PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC,
Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC and Swisstek Aluminium Limited. Immediate past President of Sri Lanka Ceramics & Glass Council and the past Chairman of Centec Limited, a public private partnership between the Sri Lanka Ceramics & Glass Council and the Industrial Technology Institute.

Director - Siromi Wickramasinghe


Non-Executive Director

Attorney - at - Law

Presently is a Director of Agstar PLC. Also functions as the Head of Credit Counselling Centre. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Counts over 34 years of multi-functional and progressive experience in the Sri Lankan Banking Sector including 13 years in the Corporate Management level of Hatton National Bank PLC. Previously held the position of Chairperson of HDFC Bank, General Manager / CEO of Lankaputhra Development Bank, Chairperson of Ceybank Asset Management Company, (a subsidiary of Bank of Ceylon), Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Commission Member of the SEC and a Director of Sri Lanka Banks’ Association Gtee Ltd.

Director - Dr. Sivakumar Selliah


Independent Non-Executive Director

(MBBS, M.Phil)

Dr. Selliah holds an MBBS degree and a Master’s Degree (M.Phil). He has over two decades of experience in diverse fields. He is the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Hospitals Holdings PLC and the Deputy Chairman of Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC. He is a Director of Lanka Tiles PLC, Softlogic Holdings PLC, ODEL PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, ACL Cables PLC, Horana Plantation PLC and Lanka Ceramic PLC, Swisstek (Ceylon) PLC and Swisstek Aluminium Ltd. Dr. Selliah is the Chairman of JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Cleanco Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and the Deputy Chairman of Central Hospital (Pvt) Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Greensands (Pvt) Ltd and Vydexa (Lanka) Power Corporation (Pvt) Ltd.

Director - Dilshan Rodrigo


Non-Executive Director

MBA (Cranfield University, UK) FCMA (UK), CGMA and FCCA (UK)

Chief Operating Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC and Director of HNB General Insurance Ltd, Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd, Guardian Acuity Asset Management Ltd and Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka. A senior banker with extensive experience in Retail Banking, Finance, Institutional Banking and Risk Management in leading local and foreign commercial
banks operating in Sri Lanka. Elected Chairman for a two year period of the Asian Banker’s Policy Advocacy Committee, a forum for advancing the cause of banking and finance in the region and promoting regional co-operation. Served as Lecturer and Examiner for
Strategic Management for the University of Wales affiliated MBA Program in Sri Lanka, Guest Lecturer at Postgraduate Institute of Management and Director Certification Program at Sri Lanka Institute of Directors. Has presented technical papers in various forums locally and overseas on Strategy, Business Transformation and Risk Management. A former President of ACCA Sri Lanka Division.

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer - Deepthi Lokuarachchi

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

LL.B, Attorney-at-Law, ACII (UK), Chartered Insurance Risk Manager

Mr. Lokuarachchi counts over two decades of professional experience in the fields of general management, distribution, risk management and overall operations management. He commenced his career at Eagle Insurance where he held various key positions including General Manager Distribution and Risk Management. Advancing in his career, he moved to AIG Insurance Limited where he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in charge of the Sri Lankan and Maldivian Operations. Deepthi also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Orient Insurance Limited, Sri Lanka and the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited prior to joining HNBA. He was the President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute and is the current President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka.

Director - Ravi Abeysuriya


Independent Non-Executive Director


Ravi Abeysuriya is the Group Director of Candor Group, owned by National Industries Group (NIG), one of the largest listed companies in Kuwait. Formerly, he was the Head of Strategic Business Development at Hayleys Group, Managing Director of Amba Research Lanka and Managing Director of Fitch Ratings Lanka. He functioned as a permanent member of the Financial Sector Reforms Committee (FSRC) and was twice appointed as a commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and was a Director of Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC). He is the President of the Association of Alternative Financial Institutions and a member of the National Agenda Committee, of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He was the immediate past President of the Colombo Stock Brokers Association, former President of CFA Sri Lanka, President of ITESA & Vice President of SLASSCOM.

Company Secretary - Sitari Jayasundara


Company Secretary

Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, MBA (PIM-USJ), Pg. Adv. Dip (Finance, Banking and Insurance Laws)

Presently works as Head of Legal and Company Secretary of HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited. She counts over 18 years experience in the legal profession and heading the Legal and Company Secretarial Division of HNB Assurance PLC for over 8 years. Prior to joining HNB Assurance PLC, Sitari served as Legal Officer & Company Secretary of Delmege Group of Companies and Director - Businessmate (Pvt) Limited, the Corporate Secretarial arm of Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Company, Chartered Accountants.