Former Commercial Bank CEO Jegan Durairatnam, who recently retired, has been appointed to the director boards of two listed firms—a bank and a hotel owning company.
DFCC Bank PLC last month announced the appointment of Durairatnam as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from August 30, 2018.
DFCC is the largest shareholder of Commercial Bank with a 13.5 percent (voting shares) holding.
DFCC Bank Chairman Royle Jansz is set to retire next year after a spell of nine years as director. Speculation is rife that Durairatnam is likely to replace Jansz.
Meanwhile, Asian Hotels & Properties PLC, the city hotels owning subsidiary of John Keells group, last week announced the appointment Durairatnam as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from September 08, 2018.