Seylan Bank has announced the appointment of Ramesh Jayasekara as its new Director/Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 May 2023.
Having joined Seylan Bank in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, Ramesh was later appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2016 and assumed the role of Deputy General Manager – Corporate Banking from 2018 until 2019. He was promoted to Senior Deputy General Manager in January 2020 and elevated to Chief Operating Officer the following year.
Ramesh also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Seylan Development PLC, since November 2012.
Ramesh holds a first-class honours degree from the University of Colombo. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Chartered Institute of Marketing – United Kingdom, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and Certified Management Accounts of Sri Lanka.
Ramesh was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in September 2022 and will succeed current Director/CEO Kapila Ariyaratne, who is retiring after 12 years of dedicated service.