The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Buwanekabahu Perera as the new Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Manjula de Silva who retired from the position after serving in that capacity since February 2020.
Alikie Perera will continue in her role as the Deputy Secretary General/Chief Operating Officer of the Ceylon Chamber, as well as Financial Controller.
Buwanekabahu Perera is a professional banker with 41 years of experience in the financial sector in Sri Lanka and has held several senior executive leadership and directorship engagements throughout his career. These positions include Director/Senior Vice President – NDB Investment Bank Ltd., and Senior Vice President – NDB Bank Ltd. He currently serves on the Boards of Sierra Construction Ltd, Cargills Bank Ltd, and Sierra Cables Plc. He is a Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka, Past Chairman of the Bankers Association Technical Advisory Committee, as well as the Sri Lanka China Business Council of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK and a certified management accountant in Sri Lanka. He holds a BSc (Hon) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, UK, and a post-graduate diploma in Bank Financial Management from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.