The corporate management team is headed by the CEO and consist of the following members whose profiles are given below;
Mr. Mayura Fernando
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mayura Fernando started his professional career at KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Company and was a Partner of the Firm. He has extensive experience in financial services, holding many senior positions at Vanik and Forbes Ceylon Group. Mr Fernando also functioned as the Group Finance Director of Confifi Group and then joined Virtusa (An Information Technology Company based in Boston USA) as its Director Finance, Asian Region. He was responsible for the finance function of the subsidiaries in India and Sri Lanka. Subsequently in 2005 Mr Fernando joined Capital Reach and functioned as the Managing Director of the holding Company and was the Chairman of the three subsidiaries. In August 2010 activities of former Capital Reach Group were consolidated under one Company, Softlogic Finance PLC and Mr Fernando was the Director/Chief Executive Officer of Softlogic Finance PLC. He joined Laugfs Capital Ltd as its Director/Chief Executive Officer in January 2013.
He is serving the Board of Directors of DFCC Bank PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr Fernando is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) Degree from University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Mr. Buwaneka Subasinghe
Mr. Buwaneka has over 30 year’s hands on experience in Finance sector. He joined Bartleet Finance PLC on 05th August 1985, and was made a Board Director on 13th May 2009 and retired as Board member in August 2014. He is in charge of Deposit Mobilization of the Company. During his career at Bartleet Finance, he has held many positions and contributed immensely to the growth of the company.
Mr. Nilantha Jayanetti
Senior Assistant General Manager - Marketing
He possesses degree in B.B.Mgt (Accountancy) Special from the University of Kelaniya and obtained a MBA in Banking and Finance from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Mr. Jayanetti is a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing-UK.Mr. Jayanetti possesses over 15 years of frontline experience and prior to join with former Orient Finance in 2011 he worked at Merchant Credit of Sri Lanka Ltd a subsidiary of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC.
Mr. Susantha Caldera
Assistant General Manager - Credit & Credit Operations
Mr. Caldera has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, of which more than 13 years involved experience in marketing and credit related to leasing and other financial products. He holds a MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University of United Kingdom.
He started his career at Mercantile Investments Ltd, and has work at Lanka Orix Factors Ltd (LOFAC), a subsidiary of Lanka Orix Leasing Ltd (LOLC) and Mercantile Leasing Ltd. In October 2005, Mr. Caldera joined former Orient Finance in the capacity of Senior Manager – Special Projects and was entrusted with the responsibility of setting up the Bike Unit (Orient Ride).
Mr. Asela Wijayabandara
Assistant General Manager-Finance
Mr. Wijayabandara is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He holds B.B.Mgt (Accountancy) Special Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kelaniya, the International Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association- United Kingdom and Diploma in Banking & Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
He counts over 14 years’ experience in Finance and joined former Orient Finance PLC in 2011 after serving three years at the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC in the capacity of Manager Finance & Treasury Management. He has also served at Central Industries PLC as the Accountant and the Auditor General’s Department as an Audit Examiner.
Mrs. Geethika Wickramasinghe
Assistant General Manager – Fixed Deposit
A double Master’s Degree holder from American City University USA and University of Colombo, Mrs. Geethika counts over 25 years of experience in the Banking and Financial sector. She holds the International Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association- United Kingdom and the Intermediate Diploma in Banking & Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Geethika has headed Operations and Credit Administration/ International Trade in several branches at Seylan Bank PLC before joining Union Bank of Colombo PLC as a branch manager. Later, she joined UB Finance Company Ltd as an Assistant General Manager.
Mr. Patrick Ranasinghe
Assistant General Manager
Mr. Ranasinghe countsover 35years’ experience in Banking and Non-Banking Finance sectors in Sri Lanka as well as overseas. Prior to joining Orient, he was the General Manager - Credit and Collection at SMB Leasing. Prior to that he held the position as the GM Operations at Seylan Merchant Leasing PLC. He started his career at Grindlays Bank and has also served at ABN Bank, Seylan Bank, Union Bank and Saudi Investment Bank
He joined Orient Finance in November 2015 as AGM- Credit. He holds a MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University of United Kingdom and a Diploma in Finance Management from Aquinas University College, Colomboand the Intermediate Diploma in Banking & Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mrs. Prasadi Perera
Assistant General Manager - Factoring
Mrs. Perera counts over 14 years of work experience in Credit, Collections and Account Management in the financial and telecommunication service sectors and has been served in the managerial capacity for more than 7 years. She started her career at Lanka Orix Factors Limited (LOFAC), a subsidiary of LOLC Group and served at Suntel Limited prior to joining the Factoring Division of Orient Finance PLC. She is an Associate member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management.
Mr. Damitha Girihagama
Assistant General Manager - Insurance and Recoveries
Mr. Girihagama counts over 22 years’ experience in the Field of Insurance and Recoveries. He has served in Union Assurance and Mercantile Leasing Ltd prior to joining former Orient Finance in 2003.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University of United Kingdom.
Mr. Pradeep De Silva
Assistant General Manager - Gold Lone
Mr. De Silva started his carrier with L B Finance in 1987 and served 20 years . He was in charge of gold loan operation when it was launched in 1998 and served as senior manager till 2008. Joined Alliance Finance in 2008 as Assistant General Manager – gold loan and started gold loan operation.
In May 2016 he Joined Orient Finance as Assistant General Manager – pawning. started his carrier with L B Finance in 1987 and served 20 years . He was in charge of gold loan operation when it was launched in 1998 and served as senior manager till 2008. Joined Alliance Finance in 2008 as Assistant General Manager – gold loan and started gold loan operation.
In May 2016 he Joined Orient Finance as Assistant General Manager – pawning.