Jayantha appointed CEO of Nation Lanka Finance

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Financial services industry specialist Jayantha C Perera has been appointed as the CEO of Nation Lanka Finance Plc with effect from 10 June. He was already on the Board of the company as an Executive Director since April 2015.

Jayantha, is a CFA Charter holder frfgjom the CFA Institute, USA. He is also a Diploma Holder from the National Computing Centre UK and a licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka to trade and provide investment advice on securities.

He has well over 20 years of work experience in the corporate sector having worked in many divisions and in many capacities in many business establishments. He brings with him experiences in management, strategy, treasury, finance, corporate finance and sales.

He is an independent corporate finance consultant and has previously worked in finance and financial services areas in the capacities of Managing Director/CEO at Richard Pieris Securities Ltd., as CEO of Richard Pieris Arpico Finance Ltd., as CFO of Nawaloka Hospitals Plc, Senior Manager heading capital markets at the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka and also as the VP Head of Research at DFCC Stockbrokers Ltd.

Prior to these appointments, he worked as NDBS Stockbrokers as an Investment Advisor, stock broker and floor trader and later the Research Manager at Lanka Securities Ltd.

The appointment of Jayantha as CEO follows the resignation of Charith S. Amarasekara from 6 May after having served the post since March 2013.