The corporate management team is headed by the Director / CEO and consist of the following members whose profiles are given below;
Mr. K. R. D. Bandaranaike
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. K. R. D. Bandaranaike has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector of which 7 years has been in Leasing and Hire Purchase and 18 years in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). Prior to joining Orient Finance PLC, Mr. Bandaranaike served as the Chief Executive Officer of People’s Merchant PLC which is a listed company and is an associate of the People’s Bank Group.
Mr. Bandaranaike holds a Masters in Business Administration (General) from the University of Southern Queensland Australia, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the Open University of Sri Lanka, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, a Professional Stock Broking Certificate from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and a Diploma in Credit Management from the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management.
Mr. Lohika Fonseka
Assistant General Manager - Factoring & Operations
Lohika counts over 18 years experience in the Banking and Financial Services sector. He started his career at Hatton National Bank and gained experience in General Banking, Credit, and Branch Operations in the capacity of staff officer. He served at Seylan Bank as a credit executive for a short period of time. He stepped in to Mercantile Leasing Limited and specialized in factoring for more than six years in the capacity of Senior Manager Marketing. He was instrumental in setting up the Factoring division at Orient Financial Services Corporation Ltd where he serves as AGM – Factoring & Operations. He possesses the following qualifications;
• BA (Hons) in Business Accounting - UK
• Bankers Institute of Sri Lanka : Diploma in Banking
• CIMA stage II
• The Investment Advisor Certificate of Securities Exchange of Sri Lanka
Mr. Susantha Caldera
Assistant General Manager – Micro Finance
Susantha has over 17 years experience in marketing, out of which more than 12 years experience in marketing & credit related to leasing & other financial products. He started his career at Mercantile Investments Ltd where he gained experience in Leasing, Credit, and Recoveries & General Operations in the capacity of Management Trainee. He served at Lanka Orix Factors Ltd (LOFAC) a subsidiary of Lanka Orix Leasing Ltd (LOLC), where he was responsible for the marketing of Debt Factoring & Recoveries.
Thereafter he joined Mercantile Leasing Ltd where he specialized in leasing for more than seven years and left the company as Manager – Leasing.
In October 2005 he joined Orient Financial Services in the capacity of Senior Manager – Special Projects and was entrusted with the responsibility of setting up the Bike Unit (Orient Ride), a division of the company purely to handle small ticket leases mainly catering to the motor cycle segment.
He has participated in many workshops & training seminars related to Marketing, Credit Appraisal techniques, Lease Financing and is presently following CIM.
Assistant General Manager-Finance and IT
Asela is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ACA), Associate Member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Member of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. He holds a B.B.Mgt (Accountancy) Special Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kelaniya.
Whilst he was an undergraduate, he joined the Auditor General’s Department as an Audit Examiner where he gathered extensive experience about Value for Money Audits and comprehensive knowledge about Government sector operations. He served there 3 ½ years.
From the Auditor General’s Department he joined Central Industries PLC as the Accountant and served 3 years. There he got in depth knowledge in Taxation, Financial Accounting and Stock Valuation and Management.
His banking career started at the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka (MBSL) where he served a three year period in the capacity of Manager – Finance and Treasury Management. He further expanded his knowledge about Taxation and Financial Accounting in the financial services sector while gaining experience in Treasury Management and Corporate Budgeting.
Mr. Nilantha Jayanetti
Assistant General Manager – Marketing
He earned his first degree in Business Management Accountancy (Special) from the University of Kelaniya in 1999 and, with a view of career advancement in Corporate Management, earned an MBA in Banking and Finance from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayawardenepura . Mr. Jayanetti is currently reading for a Chartered Marketer Status after completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing of the Chartered Institute of Marketing-UK.
Mr. Jayanetti possesses over 12 years of front line experience and expertise in carrying out multifunctional areas such as Marketing, Sales, Supply chain operations and Finance. He has over the years handled Fixed Deposits, Leasing, Term Loans, Personal Loans, Corporate Finance and Merchant Banking.
He was instrumental in developing many financial products such as monthly deposit schemes, leasing and other lending products at Merchant Credit of Sri Lanka Ltd, a subsidiary of Bank of Ceylon and Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka Ltd prior to joining OFSCL.
Assistant General Manager – Fixed Deposit
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 before she left and Joined 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 for three and a half years.
Geethika also has completed the Certificate of Banking and Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, and holds a Certificate of Computer Fundamentals from DMS Electronics Ltd. She is currently reading for the Bachelor of Laws Degree offered by the University of London.