Dinesh Weerakkody has been appointed to the Abans PLC board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from December 16, 2019.
Weerakkody is the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, Hatton National Bank PLC and Cornucopia Sri Lanka. He is a former Chairman of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka and the Employees’ Trust Fund Board of Sri Lanka.
He was also a Director of DFCC Bank and was the Chairman of the Review Committee for the banking sector and the non banking sector consolidation and the committee appointed to review the budgetary allocation for education.
He currently serves in a number of private sector boards. He is a Council Member of the Employers Federation of Ceylon and the Institute of Directors of Sri Lanka, Advisory Board Member of Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC, HR Cornucopia India and Financial Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. He was also a member of the CIMA Asia Pacific Industry Advisory Body and a Vice President of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association.
He is a Graduate in Business Administration, a Fellow Member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Certified Management Accountants (Sri Lanka), Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute, Honorary member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka, International Public Management Association HR Certified Professional USA and holds an MBA from the University of
Weerakkody has received an extensive leadership, economic finance, HR, and management training in the UK, USA, France, Japan, Singapore and India.
He is the recipient of a Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1999 and an International Associations of Lions Clubs National Achievers Award in 2008 for the advancement of good governance in the public sector.
Weerakkody has published widely on economics, banking and finance, HR, leadership, management, international relations and development issues. He is an author of six books and is a regular business writer, speaker and commentator.