Indrajit Wickramasinghe announces retirement after distinguished career

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  • Dilshan Rodrigo to succeed as Executive Director/CEO of Union Bank from 16 August

Indrajit Wickramasinghe
Dilshan Rodrigo

Union Bank yesterday announced that Indrajit Wickramasinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer, will retire on 15 August 2024. 

In line with the succession plan, Dilshan Rodrigo, the current Deputy CEO, will assume the role of Director/CEO of Union Bank on 16 August 2024, subject to regulatory approvals.

Wickramasinghe is an industry luminary and an accomplished professional with a successful management career spanning over 35 years across local and multinational organisations in the FMCG and Financial services sectors. He has held numerous non-executive board appointments in sectors such as Insurance, Wealth Management, Stock Brokering, Property Management, Finance Companies, and Commercial Banking. Previously, he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka and as Chairman of Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd.

His most recent role encompassed a distinguished tenure as Director/CEO at Union Bank, spanning over nine years. His appointment coincided with the entry of Texas Pacific Group (TPG), a globally renowned Private Equity Group, into Sri Lanka, marking a significant milestone as the largest foreign direct investment in the country’s financial services sector at that time. 

Preceding this pivotal role, Wickramasinghe held the position of Chief Operating Officer at NDB Bank, where he was responsible for overseeing all business functions.

During his tenure at Union Bank, Wickramasinghe played a pivotal role in transforming the institution from a limited asset book bank to a fully-fledged vibrant commercial bank with an asset book exceeding Rs. 130 billion. The bank, maintaining one of the highest capital adequacy ratios in the country and recently relaunching its corporate brand identity, is well-positioned to seize the evolving market opportunities.

Rodrigo, an experienced banker with a track record of senior leadership roles across multiple industries and previously served as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hatton National Bank. Together with the bank’s leadership team, Rodrigo will spearhead the organisation’s next phase of growth.