Director / Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dimantha Seneviratne counts more than 26 years of experience in the Banking industry, of which the last 3 years were with Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) where he functioned as Director / CEO. He was instrumental in turning around PABC and transforming it into a high performing mid sized player in the industry. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with the HSBC Group, where he held key senior management positions including Chief Risk Officer Post of Sri Lanka and Maldives, Bangladesh and Thailand where he was responsible for business growth, strategy and governance in those respective geographies as a member of the Country Leadership Team. He commenced his Banking career with Sampath Bank and has also served in Overseas Trust Bank, Colombo Branch and Saudi British Bank prior to joining HSBC.
Mr. Seneviratne holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, and BSc, from the same University. He is a Fellow Member (FIB) of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka and a Post Graduate Diploma Holder in computer system design from the NIBM. He successfully completed the High Potential Leadership Programme at the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, in 2016. He is a Past President of The Association of Professional Bankers (APB) Sri Lanka, having held various positions in the Executive Council of APB for over a decade. He currently functions as a Director of Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd and a Director of the Credit Information Bureau - Sri Lanka
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking
Mr. Buwanekabahu Perera joined the bank in 1998, before joining NDB, he worked at Banque Indosuez, Colombo, Sampath Bank and Deutsche Bank, Colombo. His 40 years of experience in banking covers Corporate Banking, Project Finance and International Trade of which 3 decades accounts for Wholesale Banking with exposure to Corporate Banking, Project Finance and Cash Management. During his 20 years with NDB of which over 11 years as the Head of Corporate Banking, he has performed a strong anchor role in supporting the growth of the Bank.
Mr. Perera holds a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Bank Financial Management from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is a past President of the Association of Professional Bankers, Sri Lanka and currently serves as the Chairman of Banks Technical Advisory Committee, a sub-unit of the Sri Lanka Banks' Association. He also serves as a Director of the NDB Investment Bank Limited Colombo.
Senior Vice President , Personal Banking & Branch Network Management
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
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining NDB, Mr. Deepal Akuretiyagama served as Senior Vice President/Head of Operations at HSBC Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan and Indonesia. In addition he was attached to HSBC Hongkong Regional Office and project managed one of the largest organizational effectiveness programmes of HSBC Group and also provided leadership to many other Group/Regional projects. He served as the Lead subject matter expert of the HSBC Regional Account Reconciliation Project for eighteen countries. He has been instrumental in designing the HSBC Global E-Statements Project. He has held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO), HSBC , Sri Lanka & Maldives. He started his banking career at HNB in 1994 where his last posting was as the Manager - Systems Implementation prior to joining HSBC, in 1998.
Mr. Akuretiyagama possesses an MSc in IT from Keele University, UK with a First Class, where he was adjudged the worldwide best student in 2002. Furthermore he possesses British Computer Society (BCS) and Australian Computer Society (ACS) qualifications. He is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is also a Six Sigma Green belt expert.
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, Group Risk Management
Prior to this appointment Ms. Shanti Gnanapragasam held the Corporate Management positions of Vice President - Credit at NDB, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Treasury at the Hatton National Bank PLC. In a career spanning over 36 years in the Banking and Finance industry, she has also served as the Group Treasurer of Hayleys PLC, Deputy Head of Treasury at People's Bank and Director Treasury & Global Markets at American Express Bank Ltd Colombo.
Ms. Gnanapragasam is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and the Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Madras. Shanti also holds ACI Forex Dealer certification, Omega USA’s Credit Professional certification and Diploma in Risks in Financial Services from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
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.
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, Marketing and Customer Experience
Mr. Sanjaya Senarath counts over 25 years of experience in the field of Marketing, spanning several industries. He began his career at John Keells LTD., working in the FMCG and Leisure sectors. His exposure to the financial services industry began at Eagle Insurance Ltd., where he was involved with the brand change from CTC Eagle to Eagle Insurance as a part of the Zurich Financial Services Group. He headed the Marketing in the launch of the new Asian Alliance Insurance Ltd., and later played a key role as the Head of Marketing during the privatization of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. He also worked as the General Manager - Marketing at Hutchison Telecommunications, where he was exposed to a highly competitive and dynamic environment of telecommunications.
Mr. Senarath holds a BSc. in Financial Management from the California State University, Long Beach and is also CIM qualified.
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, Information Technology
Prior to joining NDB, Mr. Rajeev Munasinghe has been with Union Bank of Colombo PLC as the VP/IT. In addition, he served in the capacity of IT advisor to the Union Bank group of companies. Previously he has been with LB Finance Plc as the AGM/Head of IT, with Next Sourcing Limited-UK and as a Consultant to SCB Middle East and South Asia. Having commenced his career as a software development Engineer in 1998, he brings over 20 years of IT related exposure in diversified sectors.
Mr. Munasinghe is the Secretary to the FINSCIRT Steering Committee appointed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Bankers Association of Sri Lanka and also served as the Treasurer of the Banks’ CIO Forum. He is a Diploma Holder in Computer System Design from the National Institute of Business Management and possesses an MSc in IT from Keele University, UK. He is responsible for introducing many award winning products.
Vice President, Finance
Ms. Muthukumarana counts over 24 years of progressive experience in financial services, audit, compliance and corporate accounting. She joined NDB in 2001 and has headed the financial and regulatory reporting function of the Bank, which has rapidly evolved with the changes in the Bank’s ownership structure. She has been actively engaged, and has extensive experience in mergers and strategic acquisitions, capital infusion and due diligence reviews, whilst liaising with multinational financial institutions. Prior to joining the Bank, she was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for six years, engaged in business assurance services, due diligence reviews, internal control reviews, etc.
Ms. Muthukumarana is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka [FCA] and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Colombo. She is also a member of Integrated Corporate Reporting Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
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 & Correspondent Banking
Mr. K.V. Vinoj counts over 27 years of extensive experience in the Banking industry where he has specialized in the fields of Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, SME, Branch Network Management, Product Development and Correspondent Banking. He joined the bank in 2005 and has played an eminent role in the above areas of the bank. Prior to commencing his tenure at NDB he was attached to Nations Trust Bank Plc. (NTB) for 5 years. Further his banking career started at Seylan Bank where he served for 8 years.
Mr. Vinoj holds two Masters from University of Southern Queensland and University of Colombo in Financial Economics (Merit). He has post graduate qualifications from Cranfield University School of Management/CA Sri Lanka, National Diploma in Human Resource Management from IPM Sri Lanak, CMA (Australia) and ACSI (UK)
Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer
Ms. Manique Kiriella Bandara was appointed as the Compliance Officer of the Bank in January 2014 and is responsible for managing Regulatory Compliance Risks and the Bank’s Anti Money Laundering Program.She joined the Bank as a management trainee and has had a career with NDB that has spanned more than 21 years. Prior to being appointed as the Compliance Officer of the Bank she was a senior member of the Bank’s internal legal team where she provided legal counsel and support in the areas of lending, investment banking, structuring transactions, fund raising, labour related investigations, Advisory on banking regulation and foreign exchange related matters. She was actively involved in developing the corporate governance framework in place at the Bank. During the period 2009 – 2013 she was also the Secretary to the Boards of several subsidiaries of NDB.
Ms. Kiriella Bandara is an Attorney - at - Law (Hons) of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and earned her Bachelor of Law degree from the Law Faculty, University of Colombo.
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, Corporate Planning & Business Intelligence
Prior to joining NDB, Mr. Shanka Abeywardene served as a Consultant at StraitsBridge Advisors, Singapore, playing an advisory role at Al-Rajhi Bank KSA. He is an accomplished Banking and Finance professional with more than 25 years’ experience. He has experience in Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Private Banking domains. His key focus area has been in creating value by improving operational and financial efficiencies. He has in depth experience in designing and implementing Management Information Systems, ALM Systems, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions. He has held leadership roles at Alpen Capital (ME) Limited Dubai, Bank Sarasin-Alpen Dubai, United Motors, Janashakthi Insurance, Mashreq Bank Dubai and Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka and Dubai.
Mr. Abeywardene is a Fellow of CIMA (UK) and has an MSC in Auditing, Management Accounting and Information Systems from SKEMA (France). He is a Member of CISI (UK) and holds a certificate in Islamic Financial Services from CIMA (UK).