Dec 13, 2018 (LBO) – Nations Trust Bank PLC has announced the appointment of Gihan Cooray as Chairman of the Board of Directors, with effect from December 1st 2018.
Cooray takes over as Chairman following the retirement of Krishan Balendra who stepped down after having served the stipulated maximum 9 year tenure as a Director of Nations Trust Bank PLC.
Cooray is the Group Finance Director of John Keells Holdings PLC and has overall responsibility for the Group’s Finance and Accounting, Taxation, Corporate Finance & Strategy, Treasury & Information Technology functions (including John Keells IT) and John Keells Research. He is also a Director of several other companies in the John Keells Group.
Cooray holds an MBA from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University Houston, Texas. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a Certified Management Accountant of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia and has a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He also serves as a Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.