Feb 20, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lankan state bank, Bank of Ceylon has appointed K. B. Senarath Bandara as its new General Manager and CEO with effect from 22 February.
The appointment comes following the retirement of GM/CEO D. M. Gunasekara.
Bandara is a senior banker and at present operates as the Deputy General Manager (Sales and Channel Management).
He is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Director of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka and Finance Plc. He is also a Council Member of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the incumbent President of the Association of Professional Banks, Sri Lanka. Formerly, he was a Director of the Regional Development Bank.
Bandara is a graduate of the University of Kelaniya in Physical Science with a Second Class (Upper Division) and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a Merit Pass from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA, where he successfully completed the Advanced Management Program.