C R Jansz
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2010 and appointed Chairman in March 2014.
Mr Jansz presently serves on the Board of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, Melstacorp Limited and other companies in the Distilleries Group. He is a Director of Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC, Lanka Dairies (Pvt) Limited and other companies in the Lanka Milk Foods Group.
Mr Jansz functioned as the Chairman of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC from October 2014 until the amalgamation on 1 October 2015. He is a former Chairman of Sri Lanka Shippers Council and a former member of the National Trade Facilitation Committee of Sri Lanka. He has many years of experience in logistics and in documentation, insurance, banking and finance relating to international trade.
Mr Jansz holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the London Guildhall University, UK. He is a Chevening Scholar and a UN-ESCAP Certified Training Manager on Maritime Transport for Shippers.
A R Fernando
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC as Chief Executive and Ex-Officio Director in October 2013.
Mr Fernando is the Chairman of DFCC Consulting (Pvt) Limited, Lanka Industrial Estates Limited and Synapsys Limited, subsidiary companies of DFCC Bank PLC and the Chairman of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Limited, joint venture company of DFCC Bank PLC and a Director of Lanka Ventures Limited and the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP). He was a former Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC.
Mr Fernando is a career banker and holds 30 years experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining the Bank in August 2012, he was the Asia Pacific, Regional Head of Change and Delivery (commercial banking, trade and supply chain) of HSBC, Hong Kong.
Mr Fernando holds a BSc Engineering degree from the Southern Illinois University, USA and an MSc in Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Studies (Chartered Institute of Bankers), UK.
P M B Fernando
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2013.
Mr Fernando is an Executive Director of Laugfs Lubricants Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Asia Asset Finance PLC.
A former Partner of KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Company, Mr Fernando has extensive experience in financial services. He has functioned as the Group Finance Director of Confifi Group and Finance Director – Asia Region Virtusa (Pvt) Limited. In 2005, he became the Managing Director of Capital Reach Group and was appointed as Director/Chief Executive Officer of Softlogic Finance PLC following the consolidation of activities of Capital Reach Group under Softlogic Finance PLC.
Mr Fernando is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He holds a BSc (Applied Science) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2014.
Mr Dharmarajah is the Senior Partner (Audit & Assurance) at Messrs Amarasekera & Company and serves as a Director of Raigam Wayamba Salterns PLC, TKS Finance Limited and TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited.
He is a Member of the Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Member of the Standing Committee on Management Studies of the University Grants Commission. He was a Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC, a member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management and the Curriculum Development Committee of the National Institute of Education. He was also a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Mr Dharmarajah holds a BSc degree in Management (Sp.) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and Institute of Public Finance & Development Accountancy.
Ms S R Thambiayah
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in March 2015.
Ms Thambiayah is a Joint Managing Director of Renuka Hotels Limited and Renuka City Hotels PLC of which she was the General Manager from 2001 to 2010 prior to assuming the current position with the Company. She is also a Director of Cargo Boat Development Co. PLC, Crescent Launderers & Dry Cleaners (Pvt) Limited, Renuka Consultants & Services Limited, Renuka Properties Limited, Lancaster Holdings Limited, Portfolio Management Services (Pvt) Limited and Renuka Land (Pvt) Limited.
She was a Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC during the period September 2012 to February 2015.
Ms Thambiayah holds a BA (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Master of Management degree in Hospitality from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, USA.
K P Cooray
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank in March 2015.
Mr Cooray has held several executive positions in several companies including Ceylinco Group, Richard Peiris Group and the Maharaja Organisation.
He was instrumental in setting up Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Limited under the Richard Peiris Group and served there as founder Director and Chief Executive Officer. The two flagship newspapers launched under his direction, ‘Rivira’ and ‘The Nation’, continue to be widely read national newspapers in Sri Lanka. During his stint at the Maharaja Group, he worked as a Consultant, supervising, streamlining and ensuring executive co-ordination of news broadcasts by the TV and Radio stations belonging to the company.
Mr Cooray holds a BA (Hons.) degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Middlesex.
A W Atukorala
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in April 2015.
He is the Deputy Chairman of UB Finance Company Limited and a Director of Orient Finance PLC, United Motors Lanka PLC, Pragnya Tech Parks Lanka (Pvt) Limited, TVS Lanka Limited, Unimo Enterprises Limited, Unawatuna Boutique Resort (Pvt) Limited and Arni Holdings & Investments (Pvt) Limited.
Mr Atukorala has served as Deputy General Manager, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Sri Lanka, Country Manager (Sri Lanka) of Mashreq Bank PSC and as a Director of Union Bank PLC covering a period of over 30 years in total.
He has also served as a member of the Presidential Commission on Finance and Banking and was a Director of Sri Lanka Banks Association (Gte) Limited and the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka.
Mr Atukorala holds a BSc degree from the Leeds University, UK, an MTT degree from North Carolina State University, USA and an MBA.
K D N R Asoka
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in June 2015.
Mr Asoka is presently the Director General – Department of Trade & Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance.
He has held several executive positions in the public sector. He has served as the Additional Secretary – Ministry of Vocational Training & Skills Development and Ministry of Education, Director General – Department of Manpower and Employment, Assistant Director and Deputy Director – Department of Fiscal Policy & Economic Affairs and as the Divisional Secretary – Weligama, Imbulpe.
Mr Asoka holds a B Com (Sp.) degree from the University of Colombo and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, Postgraduate Diploma in Devolution and Local Government Studies from the University of Colombo, an MBA in HRM from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Masters in Economics from the Yokohama National University of Japan and is currently reading for a PhD at the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Colombo.
Ms V J Senaratne
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2015.
Ms Senaratne presently holds the position of Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC and Company Secretary of Periceyl (Pvt) Limited. She is a Director of Paradise Resort Pasikudah (Pvt) Limited and Amethyst Leisure Limited and an Alternate Director of Melstacorp Limited and Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC.
She has 37 years of professional experience and is well versed in the field of litigation, commercial law, conveyancing and company secretarial practices. She held the position of Company Secretary at Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation PLC from May 2003 to 2009 and served as a Legal Officer at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Ms Senaratne is an Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths having admitted to the Bar on 25 August 1977 and also a solicitor of England and Wales.
A N Fonseka
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in October 2015.
Mr Fonseka is a Director of John Keells Holdings PLC, Chairman, Group Audit Committee of Brandix Lanka Limited and President of the Sri Lanka National Advisory Council of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, UK. He is also a member of the Employees’ Trust Fund Board and the National Procurement Commission set up under the Constitution.
He is the former Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank (until September 2013) and former Chairman of several DFCC Group Companies. He was a Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC from 2000 to 2008 and DFCC Vardhana Bank from February 2009 to September 2015. He was also a Past Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange and the Association of Development Financing Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) and a member of the Presidential Commission on Taxation (2009).
Mr Fonseka holds a BSc degree from the University of Ceylon and is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Studies (Chartered Institute of Bankers), UK and a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, UK.
L H A L Silva
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in October 2015.
Mr Silva is the Deputy Chief Executive of DFCC Bank PLC with effect from 1 October 2015. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC during the period January 2010 to September 2015. Mr Silva started his professional career with the Department of Inland Revenue of Sri Lanka and joined the DFCC Banking Group in 1987. He was seconded to the service of DFCC Vardhana Bank in 2003 from DFCC Bank and functioned as the Chief Operating Officer of DFCC Vardhana Bank from the year 2003 until his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2010.
He is a Director of Synapsys Limited and Lanka Financial Services Bureau Limited and also a Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr Silva holds a Bachelor of Commerce special degree from the University of Kelaniya and a Master of Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
L N de S Wijeyeratne
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in October 2015.
Mr Wijeyeratne counts over 35 years of experience in Finance and General Management both in Sri Lanka and overseas. He was the former Group Finance Director of Richard Pieris PLC and also held senior management positions at Aitken Spence & Company, Brooke Bonds Ceylon Limited and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited. He also served as an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC during the period October 2008 to September 2015.
Mr Wijeyeratne is a member of the Quality Assurance Board and the Corporate Governance Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and was a former member of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board. He is presently an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of several listed entities.
Mr Wijeyeratne is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.