Nalin Wijekoon, a Chartered Accountant by profession with over decades of experience and expertise in the banking and finance industry, assumed duties as the Chief Executive Officer of People’s Merchant Finance PLC with effect from 17 April.
Wijekoon has previously served as the Chairman of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka and Director of Credit Information Bureau from 2015 to 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked as the CEO/Director of Softlogic Finance PLC since 2013, and Managing Director of Capital Reach Leasing.
Wijekoon started his career at People’s Bank and has held key management roles at KMPG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co and DFCC since 1992. And he joined Vanik Incorporation Ltd. as Asst. Vice President – Finance in 1994 and served in that capacity until 2003. He has undergone numerous training programs in Sri Lanka and overseas, including Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, Fellow Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management and a Finalist of the Institute of Bankers (Sri Lanka).
People’s Merchant Finance PLC (PMF) is confident that the new strategic mandate with Sterling Capital Investments Ltd. will provide a cutting edge advantage to the company on its new initiatives towards the preferred non-banking solution provider in the country.
PMF Chairman Chandula Abeywickrema remarked on this appointment by stating, “As PMF is now steered on journey to provide most appropriate financial services taking into consideration of the challenging times and redefining industry future with the engagement of key stakeholders of PMF, Nalin’s leadership is significantly vital as the new CEO of PMF.”