- Valuable knowledge-sharing platform held at CBSM featuring Bathiya and Santhush
The Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC (MBSL) recently partnered with the Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) as the official sponsor for the corporate event ‘Talk of the Month’. This month’s title was ‘Building the Brand Local to Global’.
The event’s keynote speech was given by Bathiya and Santhush, the legendary musicians who have themselves taken a local brand to the global stage. The Talk of the Month event series is the brainchild of CSBM. It aims to be a platform for mentoring and knowledge sharing, where prominent corporate personalities will share their experience and knowledge with the next generation of executives and management. The personalities will also provide mentoring to the participants.
CSBM is a social enterprise which was established with the patronage of prominent corporate leaders and institutions in Sri Lanka to promote a novelty in the higher education, professional and executive training, career development, research, business support and consultancy.
CSBM is certificate awarding institution under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka (TVEC) (Amendment) Act No. 50 of 1999. All educational programs offered by CSBM are in compliance with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF).
MBSL, as a premier financial institution in Sri Lanka, has remained committed to increasing the potential and knowledge of the country’s citizens. With that goal in mind, MBSL invests in sponsoring events that can boost the country’s potential.
At all times, it has been in the forefront of supporting such initiatives that aim to foster a knowledge-sharing culture in the country. MBSL aims to build stronger relationships with the community and to increase awareness among the public in order to help them flourish in an ever changing world. Thus, MBSL is happy to be part of this initiative to mentor, inspire and share knowledge. The company looks forward to being part of similar events in the future.
MBSL entered the Sri Lankan financial sector as the country’s pioneer merchant bank in 1982 and was quoted on the Colombo Stock Exchange in 1991. Subsequently registered as a licensed finance company under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011 under the regulatory purview of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
MBSL caters to a wide range of customers through its key business activities which include Deposit mobilisation, Savings, Leasing, Loans, Corporate Advisory and Capital Market Services, Gold Loan and Real Estate through a widespread network of 49 customer touch points including the Head Office. MBSL is a subsidiary of state owned financial powerhouse Bank of Ceylon which holds a strategic stake of 74%.