Former financial services professional and formerly of HSBC Jehaan Ismail has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Bank of Ceylon.
Jehaan counts over 40 years of extensive commercial and investment banking experience, mainly in Asia and also in countries in the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East. His experience ranges from managing boutique and full-service investment banks to managing corporate banking divisions, various country operations, international trade divisions, control (audit) functions, compliance and risk management units, as well as having spent over two years as a training executive.
He has supervised support areas like general operations, IT, property, compliance, legal, fraud prevention, operational risk, physical security, internal control, business transformation and business systems. He has also coordinated major system related projects and has been responsible for the setting up and running of all investment banking support functions.
Jehaan currently functions as Chairman M Power Capital Ltd., and M Power Capital Securities Ltd., both comprising a niche investment bank specialising in corporate finance, investment advisory and private equity. He also functions as a Director of Common Well Ltd., and Kaptan Ltd., both
companies in the property/hospitality industry and The Little Gym Lanka Ltd.
Former employment includes CEO of M Power Capital Limited, CEO of First Capital Holdings PLC, COO of both HSBC Colombia and HSBC Saudi Arabia, CEO of SABB Securities (HSBC Group, Saudi Arabia), Senior Vice President Corporate Banking, HSBC Indonesia and Global Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking, HSBC Hong Kong.
Jehaan has attended several training and development programmes conducted by HSBC with special emphasis on management training, corporate banking, asset management, stockbroking, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and operations. He has also attended external management and leadership development programs at INSEAD and Cranfield. He has been a visiting lecturer (Institute of Bankers) teaching Practice of Banking and Trade Finance and has delivered several banking related presentations to various external parties.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK and holds a BSc (Chemistry) with Honours - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.