HNB Grameen Finance Limited recently appointed two directors to their board with the objective of further strengthening the company.
The new appointees Rajive Dissanayake and Mahinda Perera have been handpicked to steer HNB Grameen Finance Limited towards achieving and maintaining the status of being the most sought after finance company which pioneered micro finance in Sri Lanka.
Rajive Dissanayake, the Chief Strategy Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC counts over 15 years of experience in banking and capital market research, financial analysis, economic analysis, investments, budgeting, investor relations, assets and liability management and strategic planning.
Dissanayake holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colombo. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Chartered Global Management Accountant and a CFA Charter holder.
Mahinda Perera is currently practicing as a commercial lawyer and a business consultant and counts many years of experience in advising on commercial, corporate and employment law as well as on compliance and regulatory aspects. In addition to providing legal advise, he also provides business consultancy services.
He is also a Management Accountant [FCMA (UK), GCMA] and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Jayawardenepura University. He counts over 25 years of professional experience in the commercial sector as a Director/ Chief Executive Officer of listed and unlisted companies before moving into the legal field. At present, Perera is an Independent Director of Prime Finance PLC and Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC.
Rajive Dissanayake and Mahinda Perera assumed duties as Directors effective August 29, 2017 and September 29, 2017 respectively. They replaced Sandamini Perera and Thimal Perera, who stepped down on August 17, 2017 and June 5, 2017 respectively.