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Mr. Jonathan Alles
Mr. Jonathan Alles
Chairman
Mr.Alles was appointed chairman in 2014. He also serves as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Hatton National Bank PLC since 2013 and has been board member of HNB PLC. He is also holds the chair of, Sri Lanka Bankers Association (Guarantee) Ltd, Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd, and Lanka Ventures PLC .He also serves as a Director of, Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Ltd. A financier and banker by profession he holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Stirling, UK and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He is a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform.
Mr. B. Premalal
Mr. B. Premalal
Deputy Chairman
Mr.Premalal is the Founder of Prime Lands (Pvt.) Ltd. He is a professionally qualified and has experience over 25 years in various industries. He is a fellow member of the Institute of chartered Management Accountants (UK), Chartered Business Administrator (Canada), Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and a holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a Deputy Chairman of HNB Grameen Finance Limited and has vast experience in real estate industry and exposure on many other industries as an entrepreneur. Mr.Premalal is a winner of the UCD Entrepreneur of the year of 2011.
Mr. B M D C Prabhath
Mr. B M D C Prabhath
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr Prabhath is a financier by profession and an internationally certified microfinance expert (Frankfurt School). He has over 20 years of experience in the private sector finance industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (sp. Finance) from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is a Certified Management Accountant of Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia and a member of Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK. He is also a member of Institute of Directors’. He is the winner of the prestigious award "Game Changer of the year 2014” from WCRC, India.

 

Mrs. L.L.C.C. Thambiah
Mrs. L.L.C.C. Thambiah
Independent Non-executive Director
Mrs.Thambiah is a banker by profession with over 38 years of experience in the private banking sector. Prior to her appointment on the board of HNB Grameen, Mrs.Thambiah served as the Deputy General Manager Network Management at Hatton National Bank PLC and held other coveted positions as Manager Pettah Branch, Senior Manager Emirates Branch and Assistant General Manager FCBU and AGM Commercial Credit Unit of HNB PLC. Mrs.Thambiah is a social service activist and currently serves as the Treasurer of National Stroke Association of Sri Lanka. She serves as Chairperson of Credit Committee and is a member of Audit and Risk Management Board subcommittees.
Mrs. M.A.R.C. Cooray
Mrs. M.A.R.C. Cooray
Director

Mrs. Rose Cooray is a senior Director at Hatton National Bank PLC. She is the Chairperson of HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance LTD. Also serves as a director on the Boards of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and Ceylon Investments PLC. She is the chairperson of the Board Integrated Risk Management Committee of HNB. Mrs.Cooray is a retired Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka where she served for over 35 years. Whilst at the Central Bank, She served as the, Vice Chairperson of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Secretary to the Monetary Board and as a member on a number of national level committees covering a variety of subjects. She represented the Monetary Board on the Board of West Coast Power (PVT) LTD. On release from the Central Bank to the Ministry of Finance she served in the capacity of Director General Fiscal Policy and Economic Affairs Department for nearly six 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, and National Housing Development Authority. Mrs. Cooray has extensive experience in policy making and implementing projects and programs especially in the area of regional development and microfinance and has been a resource person at national and international seminars in these areas. She is a certified trainer in Micro Finance by the Asian Development Bank and Tokyo Development Learning Centre. She has wide experience in negotiating loans with multilateral and other donors as well as bilateral trade agreements on behalf of the government.

She holds a BA (Hon.) degree from University of Ceylon,Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and M.Sc, degree from Strathclyde University ,UK.

Mr. Anushka Wijesinha
Mr. Anushka Wijesinha
Director
Mr. Wijesinha is an economist and his research on industry, innovation, SMEs, and international economics, has been published in national and international publications. He is currently the Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country's largest business grouping. He was previously the head of Industry, Competitiveness and Regulatory Policy at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, and has worked with the Presidential Commission on Taxation (2009). He has been a consultant for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNESCAP, and GIZ. He is a Director on the Board of Union Assurance General Limited. In 2014, the World Economic Forum recognized him as a 'New Champions Awardee' at the Annual Meeting of New Champions. Mr. Wijesinha holds a Masters in Economics and Development from the University of Leeds Business School, UK and a BSc in Economics from the University College London, UK.
Mr. Udan Fernando
Mr. Udan Fernando
Director
Mr.Fernando is Executive Director of Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA). He has also held leadership positions in the Sri Lankan development organizations and also served as, a Guest Researcher at University of Amsterdam, Senior Consultant of Context International, Netherlands. Mr.Fernando has focused on areas of development cooperation and aid policy has worked in Sri Lanka, Europe, East and West Africa and South East Asia. Mr.Fernando is also a visiting academic at the Open University of Sri Lanka where he holds the Chair of Development Studies. He holds a PhD in International Development Cooperation from the University of Amsterdam. His specialization at Bachelor’s and Master’s level has been Law, Economics, Management and Labour Studies.
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