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. Susantha Caldera
Assistant General Manager - Credit & Credit Operations
Mr. Caldera has over 18 years’ experience in marketing, of which more than 12 years involved experience in marketing and credit related to leasing and other financial products.
He started his career at Mercantile Investments Ltd, and has work at Lanka Orix Factors Ltd (LOFAC), a subsidiary of Lanka Orix Leasing PLC (LOLC) and Mercantile Leasing Ltd. In October 2005, Mr. Caldera joined 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 and IT
Mr. Wijayabandara is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Associate Member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. He holds B.B.Mgt (Accountancy) Special Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kelaniya.
He counts over 12 years’ of experience in Finance and joined Orient Finance 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.
Mr. Nilantha Jayanetti
Assistant General Manager - Marketing & Macro Products
He possesses a degree in B.B.Mgt (Accountancy) Special from the University of Kelaniya and earned an 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 13 years of frontline experience and prior to joining with Orient Finance he worked at Merchant Credit of Sri Lanka Ltd, a subsidiary Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC.
Mrs. Geethika Wickramasinghe
Assistant General Manager – Fixed Deposit
A double Master’s Degree holder from The University of Colombo and American City University USA, Geethika counts over 25 years of experience in the Banking and Financial sector. She has successfully completed the ICA International Diploma in Compliance (graduate) by The University of Manchester and the Certificate of Banking and Finance from The Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. Geethika has headed both 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
She has 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 has started her career at Lanka Orix Factors Limited (LOFAC), a subsidiary of LOLC group and then 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
Has over 22 years experience in the Field of Insurance and Recoveries, starting his career at Whittall Boustead Ltd. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, studying at the London School of Commerce, and other recognized qualifications from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, and the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Prior to joining Orient Finance, he worked at Mercantile Leasing Ltd and his key strengths are effective interpersonal / negotiation skills, as well as formulating strategies and frameworks in the manageability of NPL / Collection Ratios.