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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
Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

Chairman

Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

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.

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Managing Director

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Managing Director

Skills & Experience:

In his banking career spanning 35 years, he served Hatton National Bank for almost 6 years. He has been in services at Sampath Bank from the year of its inception for almost 29 years, during which he has been responsible for driving multiple aspects of the Bank and has supported Transactional Banking covering Retail, Corporate Banking amongst many other key growth. Holds a Masters of Business Administration specialized in Marketing.

Qualified Four Bead Leader Trainer in Scouting.

Appointed to the Board:

Appointed to the Board of Sampath Bank with effect from 13 September 2016 as Managing Director.

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Appointed as member of Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board Treasury Committee, Board Shareholder Relations Committee w.e.f. 30.09.2016.

Current Appointments:

Director of SC Securities Limited, which is a subsidiary of Sampath Bank Group. Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Former Appointments:

Chairman of Banker’s Technical Advisory Committee which functions under the purview of Sri Lanka Bank’s Association. District Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scouts Associations.

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Deputy Chairman

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Deputy Chairman

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

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director / Non Executive Director

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director / Non Executive 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:

Appointed to the Board of Sampath Bank with effect from 1st January 2012 as an Independent Non Executive Director.

 

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 Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

 

Former Appointments:

Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC-Private sector investment arm of World Bank); IFC 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; Various positions at Citibank Sydney, Citibank Brunei and Citibank Colombo; Co-ordinating Engineer, Greater Colombo Economic Commission; Development Planning Assistant, United Nations Development Program.

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Non Executive Director

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Non Executive 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

Non Executive Director

Dhara Wijayatilake

Dhara Wijayatilake

Non Executive 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.

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Non Executive Director

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Non Executive 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

Non Executive Director

Ranil Pathirana

Ranil Pathirana

Non Executive 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.

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Non Executive Director

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Non Executive 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.

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Group Finance Director

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Group Finance Director

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.

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Managing Director

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Managing Director

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Group Finance Director

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Group Finance Director

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Senior Deputy General Manager Consumer Banking

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Senior Deputy General Manager Consumer Banking

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Senior Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Senior Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Chief Financial Officer

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Chief Financial Officer

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Deputy General Manager Operations

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Deputy General Manager Operations

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Chief Internal Auditor

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Chief Internal Auditor

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Chief Strategy Officer

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Chief Strategy Officer

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Chief Information Officer

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Chief Information Officer

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Assistant General Manager IT Business Development

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Assistant General Manager IT Business Development

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Chief Legal Officer

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Chief Legal Officer

Sanath Abhayaratne

Sanath Abhayaratne

Assistant General Manager Deposit Mobilization

Sanath Abhayaratne

Sanath Abhayaratne

Assistant General Manager Deposit Mobilization

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Assistant General Manager Strategic Planning & Research

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Assistant General Manager Strategic Planning & Research

Maheel Kuragama

Maheel Kuragama

Assistant General Manager Operations

Maheel Kuragama

Maheel Kuragama

Assistant General Manager Operations

H B Keerthiratne

H B Keerthiratne

Assistant General Manager Finance

H B Keerthiratne

H B Keerthiratne

Assistant General Manager Finance

Amal Kirihena

Amal Kirihena

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Amal Kirihena

Amal Kirihena

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Thusitha Nakandala

Thusitha Nakandala

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Thusitha Nakandala

Thusitha Nakandala

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Prasantha De Silva

Prasantha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Treasury

Prasantha De Silva

Prasantha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Treasury

Nadi Dharmasiri

Nadi Dharmasiri

Head of Marketing

Nadi Dharmasiri

Nadi Dharmasiri

Head of Marketing

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Chief Manager Electronic Delivery Channells

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Chief Manager Electronic Delivery Channells

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Head of Recoveries

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Head of Recoveries

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Head of Information Technology Electronic Data Processing

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Head of Information Technology Electronic Data Processing

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Head of Card Centre

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Head of Card Centre

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Chief Manager Administration

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Chief Manager Administration

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Head of Human Resources

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Head of Human Resources

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Group Risk Officer

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Group Risk Officer

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Head of Trade Services & International Operations

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Head of Trade Services & International Operations

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Chief Manager System Audit

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Chief Manager System Audit

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Chief Manager City & Commercial Credit

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Chief Manager City & Commercial Credit

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Head of Information Technology Systems Development

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Head of Information Technology Systems Development

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Head of Deposit Mobilization

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Head of Deposit Mobilization

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Head of Corporate Finance

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Head of Corporate Finance

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Group Compliance Officer

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Group Compliance Officer

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Head of Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Head of Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Sumi Mithrapala

Sumi Mithrapala

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Sumi Mithrapala

Sumi Mithrapala

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senaka Hewawitharana

Head of Legal

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senaka Hewawitharana

Head of Legal

Champika Nanayakkara

Champika Nanayakkara

Chief Manager Corporate Credit

Champika Nanayakkara

Champika Nanayakkara

Chief Manager Corporate Credit

Shiran Kossinna

Shiran Kossinna

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Shiran Kossinna

Shiran Kossinna

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Kasun Fernando

Kasun Fernando

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Kasun Fernando

Kasun Fernando

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Udara Suraweera

Udara Suraweera

Chief Manager Operations & Business Process Re-engineering

Udara Suraweera

Udara Suraweera

Chief Manager Operations & Business Process Re-engineering

Kusal De Silva

Kusal De Silva

Head of Remittances & Bank Notes Operations

Kusal De Silva

Kusal De Silva

Head of Remittances & Bank Notes Operations

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration

Lakmal Munasinghe

Lakmal Munasinghe

Senior Regional Manager

Lakmal Munasinghe

Lakmal Munasinghe

Senior Regional Manager

Kasun Ratnayake

Kasun Ratnayake

Senior Regional Manager

Kasun Ratnayake

Kasun Ratnayake

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Karunaratne

Janaka Karunaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Karunaratne

Janaka Karunaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Senior Manager Systems & Procedures

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Senior Manager Systems & Procedures

Chinthaka De Silva

Chinthaka De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Chinthaka De Silva

Chinthaka De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Keshan Dabare

Keshan Dabare

Senior Manager Lending Products

Keshan Dabare

Keshan Dabare

Senior Manager Lending Products

Madupriya Dissanayake

Madupriya Dissanayake

Senior Regional Manager

Madupriya Dissanayake

Madupriya Dissanayake

Senior Regional Manager

Prabodha Cooray

Prabodha Cooray

Senior Regional Manager

Prabodha Cooray

Prabodha Cooray

Senior Regional Manager

Nayana Jayasena

Nayana Jayasena

Senior Manager IT Systems Development

Nayana Jayasena

Nayana Jayasena

Senior Manager IT Systems Development

Bharana Jayawardene

Bharana Jayawardene

Senior Regional Manager

Bharana Jayawardene

Bharana Jayawardene

Senior Regional Manager

Manoji Hettigoda

Manoji Hettigoda

Senior Manager Trade Services

Manoji Hettigoda

Manoji Hettigoda

Senior Manager Trade Services

Sudath Illeperuma

Sudath Illeperuma

Senior Regional Manager

Sudath Illeperuma

Sudath Illeperuma

Senior Regional Manager

Amila Thewarapperuma

Amila Thewarapperuma

Senior Manager Special Projects

Amila Thewarapperuma

Amila Thewarapperuma

Senior Manager Special Projects

Manjula Seneviratne

Manjula Seneviratne

Senior Manager Bancassurance

Manjula Seneviratne

Manjula Seneviratne

Senior Manager Bancassurance

Priyanka De Silva

Priyanka De Silva

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Priyanka De Silva

Priyanka De Silva

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Piyami Cooray

Piyami Cooray

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Piyami Cooray

Piyami Cooray

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Chaminda Jayasinghe

Chaminda Jayasinghe

Senior Manager Card Centre, Operations

Chaminda Jayasinghe

Chaminda Jayasinghe

Senior Manager Card Centre, Operations

Muditha Liyanapathirana

Muditha Liyanapathirana

Senior Regional Manager

Muditha Liyanapathirana

Muditha Liyanapathirana

Senior Regional Manager

Manjula Abeysundara

Manjula Abeysundara

Senior Manager Old Moor Street Branch

Manjula Abeysundara

Manjula Abeysundara

Senior Manager Old Moor Street Branch

Anura Jayakody

Anura Jayakody

Senior Manager Network Service Centre

Anura Jayakody

Anura Jayakody

Senior Manager Network Service Centre

Asantha Punchihewa

Asantha Punchihewa

Senior Manager Corporate Finance

Asantha Punchihewa

Asantha Punchihewa

Senior Manager Corporate Finance

Rohana Aluthgedara

Rohana Aluthgedara

Senior Manager Central Processing Unit

Rohana Aluthgedara

Rohana Aluthgedara

Senior Manager Central Processing Unit

Vipula Kuruppuarachchi

Vipula Kuruppuarachchi

Senior Regional Manager

Vipula Kuruppuarachchi

Vipula Kuruppuarachchi

Senior Regional Manager

Kithsiri Dodamgoda

Kithsiri Dodamgoda

Senior Regional Manager

Kithsiri Dodamgoda

Kithsiri Dodamgoda

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Mohotty

Janaka Mohotty

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Mohotty

Janaka Mohotty

Senior Regional Manager

Darshin Pathinayake

Darshin Pathinayake

Senior Manager Card Centre, Marketing

Darshin Pathinayake

Darshin Pathinayake

Senior Manager Card Centre, Marketing