The corporate management team is headed by the Director / CEO and consist of the following members whose profiles are given below;
Mr. Suresh M Amerasekera
Chief Executive Officer
He is a Life Member of the Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka and holds a MBA from Edith Cowan University Western Australia. He also has completed an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Asset and Liability Management from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Previously he held the position as the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer at HDFC Bank, Chief Operating Officer at Alliance Finance PLC, Assistant General Manager at Seylan Bank. Out of his 33 years’ experience in Banking and Finance, he served at Seylan Bank for nearly 20 years and the balance period at HDFC Bank, State Bank of India & Bank of America. He has a substantial exposure to retail and corporate banking.
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.
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. Sampath Nishantha
Assistant General Manager - Special Recoveries
Mr. Nishantha count over 21 years of experience in Leasing and joined Bartleet Finance PLC in 1994. Before being appointed to the current position, he has held many positions during his career at Bartleet Finance. He holds a National Diploma in Sales Management from Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.
Mr. Nilantha Perera
Senior Manager – Human Resources
Mr. Perera joined former Orient Finance PLC in 2012. Prior to joining OFL, he served 18 years at Ceylinco Insurance PLC in Finance and Human Resources divisions and he held the position of Manager- HR from 2007 at Ceylinco Insurance (General).
He graduated with a Bachelor of Human Resources Management degree from University of Sri Jayawardhanapura and Master of Business Studies from University of Colombo. Mr. Perera is a member of the Institute of Personnel Management (MIPM), Member of Human Resources Professionals (MHRP) and Member of Certified Professional Managers (MCPM).