Director/Chief Executive Officer
Kelum Edirisinghe joined National Development Bank PLC after having completed 30 years with HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives, where he held several key senior management positions, the last being the Chief Risk Officer of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives where he also served as the Chair of the Risk Committee. His banking experience at HSBC covers a variety of leadership roles in Enterprise-wide Risk Management, Commercial Banking, Fund Management, Debt Restructuring, Financial Analysis and Branch Banking.
Mr. Edirisinghe holds a BSc from the University of Manchester in association with The Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Master of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, Australia. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a certification on Treasury and Foreign Exchange Operations from Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Mr. Edirisinghe is a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Centre for Banking Studies of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Vinoj brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a banking professional, spanning over 31 years of experience in the industry. He joined NDB Bank PLC in 2005, as a Corporate Banking Relationship Manager and held progressive management positions in cross functional roles and is a versatile Banker having experience in multiple business lines. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President (AVP) Corporate Banking in 2008. He then moved laterally as AVP – Correspondent & Institutional Banking in 2013, thereafter as AVP Branch Network Management in 2017 and was subsequently promoted in the same Department as Vice President Branch Network Management & Product Development in 2019. In 2020, he again moved laterally as the Vice President – Wholesale Banking. In the early stages of his career, Vinoj worked for Seylan Bank PLC and Nations Trust Bank PLC in Branch Banking, Credit and Corporate Banking respectively.
Mr. Vinoj is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA Australia), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (UK), holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Economics (University of Colombo) and a Master of Business Administration (University of Southern Queensland Australia), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing and Financial Analysis (Cranfield University School/CA SL), Diploma in HRM (IPMSL) and a Diploma in Credit Management (IBSL).
Senior Vice President Personal Banking & Customer Experience
Mr. Sanjaya Perera counts over 28 years of extensive experience in the Banking industry, specializing in the fields of Retail Banking, SME Banking and Audit. Prior to commencing his tenure at NDB Mr. Perera was attached to Nations Trust Bank Plc. (NTB) holding a Corporate Management position as the Head of Branches. He was with NTB for the past fifteen years and Sampath Bank for nine years. He joined NDB in the capacity of Vice President Network Management.Over the tenure at NDB he has provided the direction to expand the Retail Banking arm of the bank. Further many novel Retail banking products have been introduced to the bank under his leadership.
Mr. Perera has obtained his MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and he is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. .He is also a past finalist of the association of Accounting Technicians
Vice President, Treasury
Mr. Niran Mahawatte holds a B.Sc. from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He joined the NDB Bank Treasury in 2001, prior to which he worked at Deutsche Bank and Commercial Bank of Ceylon. He has to his credit over 26 years banking experience covering Treasury, Asset & Liability Management & Market Risk.
Vice President, SME, Middle Markets and Business Banking
Mr. Indika Ranaweera joined NDB in July 1998 as an Executive and has since served in various functions and positions ranging from Credit Risk Management, Branch / Network Management, Innovation & Product Development, Recovery Operations, Structured Asset Product Development, Branch Operations and Marketing of Asset Products.
Mr. Ranaweera has a BSc Engineering (Hons) Degree from the University of Moratuwa and Double Masters in Business Administration as well as Financial Economics from the University of Colombo.
Vice President, Group Human Resources
Prior to joining NDB Mr. Lasantha Dasanayaka has been with HSBC's Global Service Centre in Sri Lanka, where he has held progressive HR leadership positions for over 13 years, reaching the helm as Vice President - Human Resources and Learning & Development in 2013 and was a core member of the Leadership team of HSBC. He commenced his work career at Sri Lankan Airlines and then at Aitken Spence Group and has over 20 years of work experience covering corporate sectors such as the Aviation industry, Service industry, IT/BPM Industry and the Manufacturing industries.
Mr. Dasanayaka has had his early professional education at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Sri Lanka. He is a Certified Human Resources Manager and Fellow of the Cambridge Association of Managers (UK). Also, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (UNEM). Apart from being a HR professional, he is a licensed Flight Operations Officer (ICAO) and was a General Council Member of the IT / BPM Industry Chamber SLASSCOM and is currently a Steering Committee Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon’s (EFC’s) Network on Disability and as a Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Business, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Vice President, Legal
Ms. Melody Wickramanayake is an Attorney-at-Law (Hons) of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. She counts over 21 years of experience in the field of corporate and banking law. She joined NDB in 1991 and had a brief stint in the Middle East during 2008 to 2010 after which period she re-joined NDB.
Ms.Wickramanayake was also the Company Secretary of NDB Bank Limited.
Vice President, Internal Audit
Ms.Ruwani De Silva has a total exposure of over a period of 23 years in the fields of Audit, Compliance & Finance in the Banking Industry. Prior to the appointment of Vice President – Group Audit, she served as the Compliance Officer of NDB and as Head of Finance of NDB Bank Ltd. Prior to NDB, she held the Management position of Head of Audit at ABN Amro Bank N.V – Colombo for six years and at M/s Ernst & Young, Chartered Accountants, at the Audit Unit for a period of five years and at the Tax Unit for a period of one year.
Ms. De Silva is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK. In addition, she also serves as the Secretary to the Board Audit Committee of NDB Bank PLC.
Vice President , Company Secretary
Ms. Shehani Ranasinghe was appointed as the Company Secretary of the Bank in 2012. She was formerly attached to the Legal Department of the Bank where she gained experience in Corporate, Banking and Financial law, investment banking and Legal advisory services during her career spanning over 25 years with the Bank. She has also functioned as the Company Secretary of several subsidiary companies of the Bank prior to her appointment as the Company Secretary.
Ms. Ranasinghe is an Attorney - at - Law (Hons) of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, a Notary Public, and Commissioner for Oaths, Qualified Company Secretary and earned her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Colombo.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr Gunawardena counts over 20 years of experience in the field of IT and related domains. He has held the position of Group CIO prior to joining NDB at LAUGFS Holdings Limited since 2014 and preceding that held the same position of CIO at Seylan Merchant Leasing Plc and People’s Finance Plc since 2006. He has also held the position of General Manager/IT and Administration at TeKnowledge Shared Services (Pvt) Ltd in the years 2012- 2013.
He holds a MBA specializing in IT from Mahathma Gandhi University, India and a Master's in Information Security from Asia University Malaysia respectivly. He is also a Certified Investment Advisor, and holds Diploma in Executive Leadership from Northern Illinois University, Chicago USA.
Vice President, Project Finance and Corporate Credit Control
Ms Ishani Palliyaguru counts over 20 years of banking experience of which, significant time period has been spent in Project Financing. The last five and half years of her tenure in NDB has been dedicated to provide a transformational leadership to the Project and Infrastructure Finance department, while promoting sustainable development financing. She was instrumental in NDB’s Project Finance brand being promoted in offshore financing, with many international accolades won for NDB’s pioneering contribution made to both domestic and offshore project financing. She commenced her banking career with HSBC in 1993 and had served in consumer marketing segment of Hemas group of companies before joining NDB.
Ms Palliyaguru holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in Bio Science from University of Colombo and a Master’s Degree with a Merit in Business Administration from Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura. She is a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants -U.K while being an Associate member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Vice President, Branch Network Management & Product Development
Mr. Zeyan Hameed’s Banking Industry exposure spans over 26 years. Prior to the above appointment he held the position of Assistant Vice President Credit Cards and Personal Financial Solutions at NDB. He has also served Al Rajhi Bank- Saudi Arabia, HSBC Bank Oman, Oman International Bank and Hatton National Bank PLC.
Mr. Hameed is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and holds a Diploma in Computer Programming.
Vice President, Strategy & Business Intelligence
Mr. Bimal Perera counts over 19 years of experience in diverse areas including Strategic Planning, Treasury, Risk Management and Digital Financial Services. Prior to joining NDB, he served in the capacity of DGM-Digital Finance/ Chief Strategy Officer at LB Finance PLC. During his 10 years’ career at LB Finance, he first served as the Chief Risk Officer before taking up the responsibility of heading the Strategy function as well. Prior to LB Finance he has served in different senior management roles in leading companies in the Financial Services domain, such as Allianz Insurance and Acuity Knowledge Partners.
Mr. Perera is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute USA, Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (Sp. Finance) from University of Bangalore, India.
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Alex Perera is a Financial Engineer counting over 19 years of experience in Risk Management, Quantitative Modelling, Data Analytics, Portfolio Analytics and Financial Analysis. Prior to joining NDB, he served in the capacity of Chief Risk Officer at Cargills Bank Ltd. He has knowledge and experience in development and implementation of Integrated Risk Management Framework, Polices, Processes, Models, Risk Tolerance Framework and Analytical Infrastructure to improve risk assessments.
Preceding the above appointment, Mr. Alex Perera has been Assistant Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and Senior Business Analyst at Millennium IT.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst from CFA USA and holds a M.Sc in Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering from University of Manchester, UK with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Moratuwa. He is a Guest Lecturer at CBSL and University of Moratuwa.
Vice President Finance
Haitha is a Financial Professional counting over 25 years of experience in Private Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Banking Operations. Prior to joining NDB, he served in the capacity of DGM, Finance, Planning & MIS at National Savings Bank (NSB). During his tenure at NSB, he was responsible for overseeing the accounting, treasury back office and superannuation functions whilst being a member of Executive Committees such as ALCO, Investment Committee, Risk Committee, Audit and Credit Committee.Preceding the stint at NSB, Hasitha has been CFO at LB Finance.
Hasitha has held senior positions in overseas Financial Services Organisations as well such as Head of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank Al Jazira, KSA, Senior Manager Corporate Finance at The Investor for Securities Company, KSA, Senior Financial Analyst/ Divisional Head at Emirates Bank International, Dubai and Senior Consultant, Corporate Finance at Al Dukehil Financial Group, KSA.
Hasitha is a Charter holder of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) USA and possess a Masters in Economics from University of Colombo and a BBA (Sp) from University of Colombo. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants(FCA) and Associate Member of the Certified Management Accountants ( ACMA).
Hasitha is also a visiting lecturer of the MBA programme of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka affiliate with Southern Queensland University, Australia.
Assistant Vice President, Digital Financial Services
Prior to joining NDB, Mr. Damitha Silva's last posting was as the Senior Manager, Consumer Banking at Nations Trust Bank from March 2015 to July 2017. He has functioned in many Digital Banking related positions in his career. He has held responsibility in the capacity of Senior Manager Digital Banking (Alternate Channels) from 2013 – 2015 and headed divisions of Cash Management (Paymaster) , International Markets and Agent's coordination with a direct exposure to all digital products including Mobile & Online Banking at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC from 2006- 2010.
Mr. Silva is an Associate Member of Institute of Bankers (AIB, Sri Lanka) and has obtained his MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is currently reading for MPhil/ PhD from the University of Colombo.
Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer
Counts 30 years of Banking experience covering Branch Banking, Central Operations, Internal Audit and Compliance.
Joined NDB in September 2020 as Chief Manager Compliance and was appointed as Bank's Compliance officer in September 2022. Was responsible for developing and updating Bank's AML Compliance framework, reviewing policies, procedures and developing guidelines in line with Bank norms and industry best practices.
Prior to joining NDB counts wide exposure and experience at Seylan Bank where he was Senior Manager Financial Crime Compliance.
Is a member of Colombo Toastmasters Club, Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist( ACAMS), Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Clearing Association of Bankers.
Holds a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management, a Diploma in Banking and Finance and a Diploma in Compliance from Institute of Bankers and a MBA from University of Honolulu, USA is also a certified Anti Money laundering Specialist [CAMS]
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
Mr. Darshana Jayasinghe counts over 16 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Branding, Media, Activations & Digital. Having worked for two renowned multinationals and a few local companies, he represented the Corporate Management Executive Committee of Citizens Development Business (CDB) PLC and spearheaded the marketing division since 2017 as the Senior Deputy General Manager- Marketing.
Mr. Jayasinghe is presently reading for the Doctor of Business Management at the University of Kelaniya. He holds a Master of Business Studies (Merit) at the University of Colombo (2011). He is a Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), with Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from CIM. He also possesses a B.Sc. in Marketing Management (Special) Hons, 1st Class at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2007.
Mr. Jayasinghe served as a member of the distinguished Jury Panel of NASCO for the years 2021-2023. He is the president of the Marketing Alumni Association (MAA) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) for 2022-24 and has been instrumental in building the Alumni and for the development of marketing undergraduates of USJ.