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 Deposits
A double Master’s Degree holder from American City University USA and University of Colombo, Geethika counts over 23 years of experience in the Banking and Financial sector. She commenced her career at Seylan Bank PLC as a Banking Assistant where she gained exposure in Operations, Credit Administration and International Trade in several branches. Geethika has headed both Operations and Credit Administration in several branches for over 12 years before joining Union Bank of Colombo PLC as a branch manager in a Premier Branch. Later, Geethika joined UB Finance Company Ltd where she served as an Assistant General Manager Deposit/Credit for three and a half years.
Geethika has also completed the Certificate of Banking and Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.