Wednesday, 2 October 2013 01:58
Arjun Fernando has taken over as the new CEO/General Manager/Ex-Officio Director of the DFCC Bank from yesterday.
He succeeds Nihal Fonseka, whose retirement was announced in January this year.
Fernando was previously Deputy Chief Executive and joined DFCC Bank in August last year.
Fonseka will continue to serve DFCC as an Advisor to the Board in a non executive capacity for a further period. He served as the CEO/Ex-Officio Director from January 2000.
Arjun has been providing leadership and management oversight to the bank’s operations and administration, planning, human resources, technology and corporate communications functions and also served as a member of management committees since joining the DFCC.
He is a career banker with 28 years of experience with HSBC in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Hong Kong and has served in senior managerial positions in corporate banking, trade finance, retail banking and operations.
He was the Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Sri Lanka from 2005-’07 and Chief Technology and Services Officer of HSBC Bangladesh from 2007-’10. His last assignment was as the Regional Head of Change Delivery (commercial banking, trade and supply chain), HSBC Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong covering 22 countries.
Fernando holds a BSc Engineering degree from Southern Illinois University, USA and a MSc in Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Studies (Chartered Institute of Bankers), UK. Fernando is a former Sri Lanka national tennis champion, a gold medallist at the SAF Games in 1991, and captained the Sri Lanka Davis Cup team from 1983-’90.