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Sampath Bank leadership team consisting of the Board of Directors, Corporate Management, Chief Managers and Senior Managers.

  • Board of Directors
  • Corporate Management
  • Chief Managers
  • Senior Managers
Dhammika Perera

Dhammika Perera

Chairman

Dhammika Perera

Dhammika Perera

Chairman

Skills & Experience:

Extensive governance experience gained through membership of the Boards of Sampath Bank, NDB Bank, Pan Asia Bank and other financial institutions; a quintessential business leader with interests in a variety of key industries including hydro power generation, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment, banking and finance .He enriches the Board with over 25 years of experience in managing companies to deliver high performance.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st August 2007. Appointed as Non-executive Chairman on 1st January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Strategic Planning Committee; Member of Board Nomination Committee

 

Current appointments:

Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka. Director, Strategic Enterprise Management Agency of Sri Lanka. Chairman Vallibel One PLC, Vallibel Finance PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, The Fortress Resorts PLC, The Queensbury Leisure Ltd and Delmege Limited. He is the Deputy Chairman of Hayleys PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Horana Plantations PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC and LB Finance PLC. He also serves on the Boards of Amaya Leisure PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC, The Kingsbury PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Lanka Floortiles PLC and Orit Apparels Lanka (Pvt) Limited.

 

Former appointments:

Chairman and Director General, Board of Investment, Sri Lanka.

Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

Deputy Chairman

Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

Deputy Chairman

Skills & Experience:

Thirty Years of extensive experience in the Apparel sector by heading the Orit Group of companies and through continuous leadership given to other companies in the Apparel Industry. Further, being a Board member of BOI since 2005, he gained wide experience in Government Administration. He has won awards such as Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award in 2013, Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 and the Silver Award of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka for the Garment Extra Large category in 2004.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as a Non-Executive Director. Appointed Deputy Chairman on 26th January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Shareholder Relations Committee, Member of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board HR and Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Credit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Chairman/Managing Director of Orit Group comprising Orit Apparels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Orit Trading Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Chairman Style-Kraft Sportswear (Pvt) Ltd (Canada) and Orit Inspired Creations (Pvt) Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), Executive Committee Member of Apparel Exporters Association 200gfp, Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA), Executive Committee Member of Old Boys’Association of Ananda College & Patron of Old Ananda Buddhist Association and Basnayake Nilame of Hendala Temple.

 

Former Appointments:

Board Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel, Chairman of Apparel Exporters Association 200gfp during 2006 to 2008, Chairman of GC Lanka Clothing (Pvt) Ltd.

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director

Skills & Experience:

Extensive local and overseas experience in the financial services sector having served in the senior management capacities at premier financial institutions and as an independent consultant.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as Independent Non-Executive Director and appointed as Senior Director with effect from 26th January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Treasury Committee, Member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee and Board Strategic Planning Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Non Executive Director of Asian Hotel & Properties PLC, Hemas Power PLC, Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

 

Former Appointments:

Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets Department, International Finance Corporation (Private sector investment arm of World Bank); International Finance Corporation Resident Representative for Sri Lanka & Maldives; Assistant General Manager (Treasury & Investment Banking) at National Development Bank of Sri Lanka; Consultant (Treasury & Business Development) Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd, Citi Bank Brunei, Citi Bank Colombo Citi Bank Sydney; Co-ordinating Engineer, Greater Colombo Economic Commission; Development Planning Assistant, United Nations Development Program.

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 29 years in the Banking sector. Fellow Member of Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka; Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK; Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka; MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.

 

Appointed to the Board:

25th November 2008 as an Executive Director and appointed Managing Director with effect from 1st January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC; Director of Siyapatha Finance Ltd. Director Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Director Lanka Financial Services Bureau Limited, Director Lanka Bangla Finance Limited and President of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.

 

Former Appointments:

Deputy Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking and other roles spanning a career of 26 years at Sampath Bank. Senior Project Officer, DFCC and Departmental Manager and Service Engineer at Ceylon Tobacco Company, Engineer at National Milk Board.

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director/Group CFO

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director/Group CFO

Skills & Experience:

Extensive experience as Head of Finance & Planning at National Savings Bank, Commercial Bank PLC and Sampath Bank. Counts over 38 years experience of managing finance in the financial services sector. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy Special) Degree from the University of Peradeniya.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2009 as an Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Group Chief Financial Officer, Sampath Bank PLC, Director Siyapatha Finance Ltd.

 

Former Appointments:

Senior Deputy General Manager- Finance & Planning at Commercial Bank PLC.

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Director

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 30 years experience in Sales, Advertising, Marketing, Human Resources Development & Strategy with extensive experience in the field of insurance. Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and a Chartered Marketer. Past President of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Pioneer in disseminating management knowledge in Sinhala Language. A leading management development consultant and Author.

 

Appointed to the Board:

5th August 2010 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board HR & Remuneration Committee and Board Marketing Committee. Member of Board Audit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Independent Non Executive Director at AIA Insurance Lanka PLC; Pan Asian Power PLC, Hemas Manufacturing PVT Ltd (Chairman, Non Executive Independent) Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. Member National Administrative Reforms committee (NARC). Certified Partner RBL Group USA.

 

Former Appointments:

Managing Director Aviva NDB Insurance PLC.

Dhara Wijayatilake

Dhara Wijayatilake

Director

Dhara Wijayatilake

Dhara Wijayatilake

Director

Skills & Experience:

Attorney-at-Law, LLB (Cey), Senior Public Officer counting over 39 years experience in the Public Service. The first woman to hold the post of a Secretary to a Cabinet Ministry.

 

Appointed to the Board:

30th August 2011 as Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairperson of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Member of Board Audit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Secretary to Ministry of Technology & Research, Member of Sri Lanka Law Commission.

 

Former Appointments:

Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Secretary to the Ministry of Plan Implementation.

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Director

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Director

Skills & Experience:

Extensive governance experience as a Vice-Chancellor and Non- Executive Director on Corporate Boards. A Fellow Member and International Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka; Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka; PhD from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in Civil Engineering as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar; published extensively on Engineering and Environmental Economics with Project Management, Recipient of accolades and awards including the General Research Committee Award for outstanding Contribution to Sri Lankan Science from the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Excellence Award for 2012 for the Most Outstanding Senior Researcher in Technology and related Sciences, the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education 2012 at World Education Congress and the Education Leadership Award 2013 at the 4th Asia’s Best B-School Awards, Singapore.

 

Appointed to the Board:

30th August 2011 as an Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Credit Committee, Member of Board Audit Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa and Independent Director Textured Jersey Lanka PLC and Access Engineering PLC.

 

Former Appointments:

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa , Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors of Sri Lanka , Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Fellow of the National University of Singapore , Non Executive Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange and Lanka IOC PLC., Independent Director Hemas Power PLC

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Director

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Director

Skills & Experience:

Graduate of the University of Nottingham Heads Corporate Planning for IWS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., in diversified business interests in telecommunications, broadcasting, aviation, automobiles, shipping, warehousing and logistic support services, packaging and food processing.

 

Appointed to the Board :

1st January 2012 appointed to the Board as an Independent Non Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairperson of Board Nomination Committee, Member of Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Credit Committee and Board Marketing Committee

 

Current Appointments:

Chief Executive Officer of ART Television Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Ltd, and IWS Geographical Information Systems Ltd. Director of IWS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

Ranil Pathirana

Ranil Pathirana

Director

Ranil Pathirana

Ranil Pathirana

Director

Skills & Experience:

Extensive experience in finance and management in financial, apparel and energy sectors. Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK(FCMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as an Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Audit Committee, Member of Board Strategic Planning Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Group Finance Director- Hirdramani Group of Companies, Non- Executive Director of Hayleys PLC.

 

Former Appointments:

Chief Executive Officer- Vanik Bangladesh Securities; AVP of Vanik Incorporation.

Deshal de Mel

Deshal de Mel

Director

Deshal de Mel

Deshal de Mel

Director

Skills & Experience:

Master of Science degree in International Political Economics from the London School of Economics, Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from University of Oxford.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as a Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board Shareholder Relations Committee, Board Treasury Committee and Board Marketing Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Senior Economist, Hayleys PLC, Member, Economic Fiscal and Policy Planning Committee and Export Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

 

Former Appointments:

Economist- Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka focussing on international trade, trade in services, foreign aid and post-conflict economics.

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Director

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 26 years in active legal Practice in Civil Law, practicing in the Original, Apellate & Supreme Court as an Attorney-At-Law. Holds a Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania with particular emphasis on Insurance Law, Privacy and Defamation Law. She has experience in areas relating to Money Recovery, Property, Testamentary, Condominium Disputes, Family Law and litigates on behalf of financial services sector clients and has specialised in local and international arbitrations.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st June 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Nomination Committee and Board Marketing Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Legal practitioner Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Member of the Supreme Court Complex Board of Management.

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director / Group Chief Financial Officer

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director / Group Chief Financial Officer

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Senior Deputy General Manager

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Senior Deputy General Manager

Saman Herath

Saman Herath

Senior Deputy General Manager Operations & Branch Credit

Saman Herath

Saman Herath

Senior Deputy General Manager Operations & Branch Credit

Wije Dambawinne

Wije Dambawinne

Deputy General Manager Treasury

Wije Dambawinne

Wije Dambawinne

Deputy General Manager Treasury

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Deputy General Manager Marketing & Business Development

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Deputy General Manager Marketing & Business Development

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Deputy General Manager Human Resources

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Deputy General Manager Human Resources

Anoja Karunaratne

Anoja Karunaratne

Group Chief Risk Officer

Anoja Karunaratne

Anoja Karunaratne

Group Chief Risk Officer

Hiranthi De Silva

Hiranthi De Silva

Deputy General Manager Corporate Credit

Hiranthi De Silva

Hiranthi De Silva

Deputy General Manager Corporate Credit

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Deputy General Manager Finance

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Deputy General Manager Finance

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Assistant General Manager Operations

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Assistant General Manager Operations

S Sudarshan

S Sudarshan

Group Company Secretary

S Sudarshan

S Sudarshan

Group Company Secretary

Deepal Samarasekera

Deepal Samarasekera

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking I

Deepal Samarasekera

Deepal Samarasekera

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking I

Amanda Abeyweera

Amanda Abeyweera

Assistant General Manager Administration

Amanda Abeyweera

Amanda Abeyweera

Assistant General Manager Administration

Upali Dharmasiri

Upali Dharmasiri

Assistant General Manager Recoveries

Upali Dharmasiri

Upali Dharmasiri

Assistant General Manager Recoveries

Nimali Abeyratne

Nimali Abeyratne

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking II

Nimali Abeyratne

Nimali Abeyratne

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking II

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Assistant General Manager Corporate Finance & Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Assistant General Manager Corporate Finance & Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Head of Internal Audit

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Head of Internal Audit

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Group Compliance Officer

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Group Compliance Officer

Nirosha De Silva

Nirosha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Card Centre

Nirosha De Silva

Nirosha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Card Centre

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking III

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking III

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Head of Information Technology

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Head of Information Technology

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Senior Manager Systems Development & Electronic Delivery Channels

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Senior Manager Systems Development & Electronic Delivery Channels

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Senior Manager Recoveries

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Senior Manager Recoveries

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Senior Manager IT/Communication & Networks

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Senior Manager IT/Communication & Networks

Thilak Abeysinghe

Thilak Abeysinghe

Head of Deposits

Thilak Abeysinghe

Thilak Abeysinghe

Head of Deposits

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Senior Regional Manager

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Senior Regional Manager

Saman De Silva

Saman De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Saman De Silva

Saman De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Senior Manager Computer Operations (IT-EDP)

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Senior Manager Computer Operations (IT-EDP)

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Senior Manager Operational Risk

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Senior Manager Operational Risk

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration (IT-EDP)

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration (IT-EDP)

Nayana Peiris

Nayana Peiris

Senior Regional Manager

Nayana Peiris

Nayana Peiris

Senior Regional Manager

Chamila Bandara

Chamila Bandara

Senior Regional Manager

Chamila Bandara

Chamila Bandara

Senior Regional Manager

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Senior Manager Engineering Services

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Senior Manager Engineering Services

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Senior Manager Trade Services

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Senior Manager Trade Services

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Senior Manager System Audit

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Senior Manager System Audit

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Senior Manager Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Senior Manager Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Senior Manager Corporate Finance

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Senior Manager Corporate Finance

Gayan Ranaweera

Gayan Ranaweera

Senior Manager Credit Risk

Gayan Ranaweera

Gayan Ranaweera

Senior Manager Credit Risk

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Senior Manager Network Services Centre

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Senior Manager Network Services Centre

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Senior Manager City & Commercial Credit

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Senior Manager City & Commercial Credit

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Senior Regional Manager

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Senior Regional Manager

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Senior Manager Human Resources

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Senior Manager Human Resources

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Assistant Company Secretary

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Assistant Company Secretary

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Senior Manager Systems Development

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Senior Manager Systems Development

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Senior Regional Manager

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Senior Regional Manager