The Board of Directors
DR Ranee Jayamaha
(University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka),MSc. (University of Stirling, U.K.),
Ph.D (University of Bradford, U.K.)
Appointed Director and the Chairperson of Hatton National Bank PLC on 31st March 2011. She is the Chairperson of Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd as well. Dr Jayamaha had been the Deputy Governor in charge of Financial System Stability of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 2004 up to her retirement at end of May 2009. She has over 37 years of extensive experience in the fields of economics, banking, finance, regulation and administration, having held a number of positions in the Central Bank and outside. She is currently an Advisor to His Excellency the President.
On release from the Central Bank, she has served as Secretary - Presidential Commission on Finance & Banking, Advisor - Financial Sector Reform Committee, Ministry of Finance and Special Advisor (Economic) - Common Wealth Secretariat, London, U.K.
She has been a Member of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, the Chairperson of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka and the National Payments Council. Dr Jayamaha has been a Member of the Working Group on General Payment System Development of the Bank for International Settlements, Member of the Global Payments Forum, Member of the Advisory Panel of the G-8 Remittances Working Group and Member of the Expert Panel of the Safeguard Assessment Policy Review 2010 of the IMF. She had been providing advisory services to a number of International financial institutions and Central Banks in the Region.
Dr Jayamaha was appointed as the Chairperson of HNB Assurance PLC with effect from 29th June 2012.
Mr Rajendra Theagarajah
Chief Executive Officer
F.C.M.A. (U.K.), F.C.A
(Sri Lanka), M.B.A. (Cranfield),
F.I.B (Hon) Sri Lanka,
Appointed Director/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer in December 2004. He was appointed Managing Director in December 2005. Member of the Corporate Management of HNB since 1997. He counts over 28 years in Banking including overseas assignments.
Chairman of Acuity Partners (Private) Ltd and Acuity Securities Ltd. Director of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, HNB Assurance PLC, Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd, Guardian Acuity Asset Management (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd, Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd, Carson Cumberbatch PLC, Delma Exchange, UAE and Majan Exchange LLC, Oman. He was a past Chairman of Sri Lanka Banks' Association (Guarantee) Ltd and Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd and continues to serve as Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association.Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting & Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.) Governing Board - Sri Lanka, Member of the Sri Lanka Auditing Quality Assurance Board, Member of the Academic Council of Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, Member of the Council of Employer's Federation of Ceylon and Council Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
Mr Jonathan Alles
Acting CEO/Executive Director
M.B.A.in Finance (Stirling),
Jonathan Alles is the Acting Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of HNB from1st May 2013 and has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer/MD with effect from 1st July 2013.
Mr Alles holds a MBA from the University ofStirling, Scotland and is an Associate Member of the Instituteof Bankers, Sri Lanka. He counts 25 years of banking experience having served International Banks and HSBC, Sri Lanka and also at Hatton National Bank during the period September 2002 to June 2005. Having returned to Sri Lanka from the UAE in September 2010, Mr Alles re-joined Hatton National Bank in the capacity of the Chief Operating Officer.
He also serves as a Director of Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Ventures PLC and HNB Assurance PLC .
MS M A R C Cooray
B.A. (Hons,) (University
of Ceylon, Peradeniya,
M.Sc(Strathclyde University, U.K.)
Appointed Director in February 2010. She is a retired Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka where she served for over 35 years. She is a Director of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and Ceylon Investment PLC.
On release from the Central Bank, she had served the Ministry of Finance in the capacity of Director General Fiscal Policy and Economic Affairs Department for nearly 6 years, represented the Government on the Boards of DFCC Bank, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Telecom, Ceylon Electricity Board, De La Rue Currency and Security Print (Pvt) Ltd, Export Development Board, National Housing and Development Authority and represented the Monetary Board on West Coast Power (Pvt) Ltd.
She has functioned as the Vice Chairperson of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka for 5 years and has served on a number of Committees at national level covering a variety of subjects representing the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.
MrsCooray has been involved extensively in policy making and implementing projects and programmes especially in the area of regional development. She has wide experience in negotiating loans with multilateral and other donors as well as bilateral trade agreements on behalf of the Government.
DR Willie W Gamage
B.Sc (University College
of London, U.K.), M.Sc (University of Colombo),
Phd (Rajarata University)
Appointed Director on 31st March 2011.Dr Willie W. Gamage currently serves as the Secretary to the Ministry of State Resources & Enterprises Development, while serving as the Chairman/CEO of the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA).
He has over 30 years of wide experience in the public, private and non-governmental organisations, having served several such organisations in different capacities. He has extensive experience in formulating and implementing several projects on poverty alleviation, local economic development, promoting alternative energy generation and enhancing capacities in public enterprises.
Dr Gamage has also contributed immensely to the local and regional development initiatives in the areas of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Small Scale Fisheries Development, Community Development, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Rural Enterprise Development and Rural Housing Development.
DR L R Karunaratne
B.E (India), T.Eng (CEI), MIE (Lon), MBA (U.K.), Ph.D (U.K.), FIIM (HK), FCIOB
Dr Rohan Karunaratne, a Consultant Engineer, is the incumbent President of the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), engaged in developing the construction industry and construction builders in Sri Lanka.He is the Managing Director of A.K.K.Engineers (Pvt) Ltd., an Engineering Company specialized in building construction, civil engineering, water supply and waste water, construction of swimming pools and now in road construction, the Chairman of Associated Motor Finance Co Ltd and is also the Deputy Chairman of the International Institute of Management.
He has over 27 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Engineering Consultancy, Construction Training, lecturing in Civil Construction, Designing & Planning. He was the past Chairman of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka and was the first Chairman of Human Resources Development (Pvt) Ltd and Advance Construction Training Academy.
Dr Karunaratneholds a PhD in Management and a MBA from the Sussex University (UK). He is an Engineering Graduate in Civil Engineering and an advanced Diploma holder in HIET (Chennai – India). He is a Fellow of the International Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Ceylon Institute of Builders.
MR L U D Fernando
Mr L U D Fernando has over 29 years of experience in Finance, Life & Non-Life Insurance, Asset Management & Unit Trusts, Management of Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Manufacturing and in retail, in the Mercantile Sector. In his career he has held many positions including Board and other positions.
Mr Fernando is a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration of University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
MR D T S H Mudalige
FCA (Sri Lanka),
FCCA (UK), FCISI (UK)
Mr D T S H Mudalige is an Executive Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce since 2006, a Member of the Committee appointed jointly by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange to identify and review systematic risk within the capital market. He is also a Commission Member of the SEC (2010-2011), a Member of the governing board of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board of Sri Lanka (SLA & ASMB), a Member of the Inter-Regulatory Institutional Council of Sri Lanka (IRIC) chaired by the Governor of the Central Bank and a Member of the Financial Systems Stability Consultative Commission of the Central Bank.
Mr Mudalige is the Chairman of the Audit Committees of the University of Colombo/School of Computing (appointed by the University Grants Commission), Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), SEC (2010-2011), National Institute of Business Management (NIBM).
He is also the Vice President of the Confederation of Asia and Pacific Accountants. The Confederation includes the professional accountancy bodies of Asian and Pacific nations.Mr Mudalige is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (UK) and a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants (Australia)
Miss D S C Jayawardena
B.A. Monash University, Australia,
Certified Auditor (DNV-Norway),
CIM – London,
Miss D S C Jayawardena is a Director of Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) Plc., Lanka Dairies (Pvt) Ltd, Ambewela Livestock Company Ltd, Pattipola Livestock Company Ltd, Ambewela Products (Pvt) Ltd and Indo Lanka Exports (Pvt) Ltd, since 2009. She has worked as an Intern for the Clinton Foundation in 2008.
Miss Jayawardena holds a B.A. (Commercial Law, Criminology, Sociology) from the Monash University, Australia, Professional Certificate in Marketing (CIM), Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM). She is also a Certified Auditor (DNV-Norway) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) (MCIM).
MR R S Captain
University of Miami, Florida
Mr R S Captain is the Managing Director of Austin Gloves (Ceylon) Ltd, CEI Plastics Ltd, Propertex Development Ltd, Paints & General Industries Ltd, Paints & General Industries (Exports) Ltd, PolypakSecco Ltd and Ranweli Ltd. He is also a Director of Agriland Ltd, Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers Ltd, Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd, Forest Creek Park Ltd, Body Bar Ltd, H.Senid Software Ltd, Horahena Investments Ltd, Palmland Ltd, Parkland Ltd, Polytex Garments Ltd and Randiya Farms Ltd.
Mr Captain has had his Primary education at the Royal College and Secondary education (O/L & A/L) at Millfield, U.K. and the University of Miami, Florida.
Ms. K A L Thushari Ranaweera
Attorney at Law, Master's Degree in Law (LLM) - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Diploma in International Affairs - Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Sri Lanka.
Appointed Company Secretary on 2nd January 2012. She is also the Assistant General Manager - Legal of the bank. Mrs Ranaweera who is the recipient of Ladduwahetty Trust - Gold Medal for Excellence awarded at Sri Lanka Law College for the best student in 1991 is having 20 years experience in the field of Banking and is holding a Master of Law Degree from University of Cambridge, UK. Before joining HNB, she worked as the Assistant Vice President - Legal at National Development Bank PLC (NDB Bank) and had been the Assistant Company Secretary at NDB Bank during 2001 to 2010. She was the Company Secretary of NDB Investment Bank Limited from 1999 till October 2010 and held the Company Secretary post of HNB Assurance PLC and Sithma Development Pvt Ltd for a short period.