Veteran banker Renuka Fernando has been appointed as the Chairperson of Dialog Finance Plc.
She replaces Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya who has stepped down. Renuka currently serves as the Group Chief Digital Services Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader who has very significant business experience spanning 39 years in the banking sector and vast expertise in growing and developing banking with a special focus on Digital Banking.
Prior to joining Dialog in April 2020, she headed Nations Trust Bank PLC (NTB) as the Director/Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2020 and has played a pivotal role in bringing the organization to where it is today. During her stint with NTB she played many senior leadership roles including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DGM – Retail & Consumer Banking and AGM - Corporate Financial Solutions. Prior to joining NTB, Renuka held the positions of Vice President/ Head Global Transactional Services and Head of Consumer Banking at ABN AMRO Bank NV Sri Lanka. She has also worked at Banque Indosuez, Sri Lanka as Manager Corporate Banking and at Nederlandsche Middenstands Bank - Hong Kong.
In addition to playing key leadership roles in the corporate sector, Renuka functions as the Vice President – American Chamber of Commerce and has previously served as Director Lanka Clear Ltd and Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association.
Renuka is an Associate of the Charted Institute of Bankers, UK. She is also an alumni of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Following the latest appointment, the Board of Directors of Dialog Finance Plc comprises of Renuka Fernando (Chairperson), A. Priyadarshana, W.V.S.D. Weerasinghe, A.S. Abeykoon, L.D.R. Hettiaratchi, and P.P. Edirisinghe.