New Chairman of People's Bank Sujeewa Rajapakse assumes duties

People's Bank ceremoniously welcomed its newly-appointed Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse, to his new role from 8th January 2020. The Senior Chartered Accountant and a Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will steer People’s Bank into a new era to fulfill the aspirations of citizens as the bank that is ‘The Bank of the People’ while aligning its goals to meet the vision of the new Government of Sri Lanka.

A proud alumnus of Richmond College, Galle, Sujeewa Rajapakse has trail-blazed a career as a well-respected Chartered Accountant and is the Managing Partner and the International Liaison Partner (ILP) of BDO Partners, a renowned firm of Chartered Accountants in the country. At present he also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Haycarb PLC, Dipped Product PLC and Softlogic Life PLC.

Sujeewa Rajapakse has held numerous senior positions in the past, serving as a Commission Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Board Member of the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and Post Graduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura (PIM). He was an Executive Committee member of the Organization of Professional Association (OPA) for many years and also a member of the Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) during 2011 to 2014. He has also served as a board member of National Development Bank (NDB) and was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of The Finance Company PLC by the CBSL under the restructuring programme. He was also a board member of First Capital Group for many years.

Moreover, Sujeewa Rajapakse is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA). He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura and was a council member of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has also been involved with Sri Lanka Cricket and was the Honorary Treasurer for more than six years. He was also appointed as the Hon. Treasurer for Cricket World Cup 2011 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).



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