Veteran Banker, the SSCOBA President, Sumangalian Mr. Aravinda Perera appointed as the Chairman of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC

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It is our pleasure to inform you that Sumangalian, the SSCOBA President, Veteran banker Mr. Aravinda Perera appointed as the Chairman of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC with effect from 11th August 2023.

Appointed to the Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC Board in August 2017, he counts over 37 years in the banking sector and functioned as the Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC from 1st January 2012, until his retirement in September 2016.

Presently he is the Managing Director of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and Chairman of Singer Finance (Lanka) PLC. He is a Director of Hayleys PLC, Hayleys Aventura (Private) Ltd., Fentons Ltd., and Hayleys Advantis Ltd. He is also a former Governing Board Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Perera was honoured with the ‘CEO Leadership Achievement Award 2016’ by the Asian Banker and was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Platinum Honours – 2014’ award by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni (PIMA) of Sri Jayewardenapura University. He was also honoured with the ‘Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Banking Industry – 2015’ by the Association of Professional Bankers and was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Association of Professional Bankers in October 2018.

He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (MIESL) and a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) (FCMA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka (FIB). He also holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management.

Mr. Perera held the position of President for the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association between 1992 and 1998, and then resumed his presidential role in 2022, which he continues to hold presently.

SSCOBA takes this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Perera on his new appointment and wish him all the very best in his future endeavors.