Board of Directors
MR. W. D. N. H. PERERA - Chairman

Mr.Nimal Perera is the Chairman of Pan Asia Bank with 32 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Capital Market Operations, Manufacturing, Marketing and Management Services. Mr.Perera first joined the Board of Pan Asia Bank as a Director in September, 2007 and was appointed as the Deputy Chairman in March, 2008 and as Chairman in April, 2012. He serves as a Director in several public quoted Companies. He is the Managing Director of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and Chairman of Horana Plantations PLC, Lanka Ceramics PLC, Swisstek Ceylon PLC, N P Capital Ltd, Lanka Floortiles PLC and Lanka Walltiles PLC. Deputy Chairman of Vallibel One PLC and holds the position of Director in several quoted companies which includes Amaya Leisure PLC, The Kingsbury PLC, L B Finance PLC, Hayleys PLC, Thalawakelle Tea Estates PLC, Haycarb PLC. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

MR. R.E.U. DE SILVA - Deputy Chairman

Joined the Board of Pan Asia Bank in July, 2008. He is the Chairman of Esna Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., Shermans Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, Shermans Transport (Pvt) Ltd, Esna (Pvt) Ltd, Hanjin shipping Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and is a Director at Esna Power (Pvt) Ltd, Sherman De Silva & Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Mc Marine (Pvt) Ltd, Sherman Sons (Pvt) Ltd, Dimension X (Pvt) Ltd, Esna Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, Mountbatten Lands (Pvt) Ltd, Plumbago Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Esna Zinc Journeys (Pvt) Ltd, Esna International (Pvt) Ltd, Esna Lubricants (Pvt) Ltd, Integrated Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd and is the Honorary Consul General for Kazakhstan.  

Mr. M A ABEYNAIKE - Senior Director

Mr. Mohan Abeynaike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was a Director of Sampath Bank from 1995 – 2011.
Mr. Abeynaike was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He has been Chairman/Director of several companies and public sector organisations. Mr Abeynaike is currently Chairman of Asia Pacific Investments (Pvt) Ltd and Deputy Chairman of Siyapatha Finance Ltd.  

MR. M.D.S. GOONATILLEKE - Director

Joined the Board of Pan Asia Bank in August 2008. He is a financial professional with over 30 years of post qualification experience has held Senior Managerial positions in Financial Management, Credit Management, Treasury, Export & Import Trade, General Management & Operations in leading private sector organizations in Sri Lanka. He is the Group Executive Director of Douglas & Sons (Pvt) Ltd. In addition, he serves as a Director in number of other Public Companies including, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Colombo Land Development and Investment PLC, Hayleys PLC.
Mr. Goonatilleke possess Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, PIM, University of Sri Jayawardenapura and an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK) and a passed finalist of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka. 
 

MR. T. G. THORADENIYA - Director

Mr. Tharana Thoradeniya has over two decades of senior management experience in multi- industry scenarios. He sits on the Boards of several public quoted and privately held companies in Sri Lanka, including Lanka Ceramics PLC, Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Floortiles PLC, Hayleys Fibre PLC, Delmege Ltd, Vallibel Plantation Management Ltd., Dipped Products (Thailand) Ltd., and several others. He is a Group Director of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and CEO/Director of Rocell Bathware Ltd. Tharana has been credited as a proven business innovator across industries. A marketer by profession, Tharana was in the pioneering batch of Chartered Marketers of the Chartered Institute Marketing (UK).
 

MR. G. A. R. D. PRASANNA - Director

Mr. Prasanna who was appointed to Pan Asia Bank in May, 2012 is the Chairman of Grandmark (Pvt) Ltd, and serves as a Director on the Boards of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Royal Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd, Rocell Bathware Ltd, Delmege Forsyth & Co. (Shipping) Ltd, Country Energy (Pvt) Ltd, La Fortresse (Pvt) Ltd, Delmege Forsyth & Co. (Exports) (Pvt) Ltd, Delmege Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd, Rocell Properties Ltd, Delmege Coir (Pvt) Ltd, Delship Services (Pvt) Ltd, Delmege Freight Services (Pvt) Ltd, Delmege Air Services (Pvt) Ltd, Lewis Brown Air Services (Pvt) Ltd. He has wide experience in various businesses & business management.

MR. TAKASHI IGARASHI - Director

A Japanese national, Mr. Igarashi is an enterprising businessmen specializing in the re-structuring of unviable business, export of vehicles and heavy machinery from Japan, and development of IT systems. He served as the Chairman and Founder of ANZUK Legal Service based in Wellington. He is the Chairman of Ramboda Falls Hotels PLC. He sits on the Boards of NWS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, NWS Management Services (Pvt) Ltd, NWS Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd.

 

MR. TOYOHIKO MURAKAMI - Director

Mr.Toyohiko Murakami is the Chief Executive of Bansei Group Japan. Mr.Murakami has over 31 years of experience in managing various business fields consisting of Securities, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate. Mr. Murakami has a Bachelors Degree in Law from Kyoto University, Japan. Mr.Murakami joined Bansei Securities Co., Ltd. in November 2005. He was appointed as the Executive vice president in February 2006 and he was appointed the President & CEO of the company in June 2009. He is also the Chairman of Bansei Hoken (Insurance) Community Co., Ltd. which is a sister company of Bansei Securities Co., Ltd. Formerly, Mr.Murakami was with Zenkoku Hosho Co., Ltd. from November 2005 – February 2006 and as a Director of H.S. Securities Co., Ltd. from October 2000 to August 2005. He is the Deputy Chairman of Bansei Royal Resorts Hikkaduwa PLC and Chairman of Bansei Holdings LK (Pvt) Ltd, Director of Bansei & NWS Consultancy (PVT) LTD and Vallibel Finance PLC.

Mr. S B RANGAMUWA - Director

Mr. Rangamuwa is an experienced professional in Management, Finance, credit and Marketing with over 21 years of senior management exposure having held key positions at strategic and operational levels. Mr.Rangamuwa is the Managing Director of Vallibel Finance PLC since it’s relaunch and also serves as a Director of Hunnas Falls PLC and Style-Kraft Ltd ( Orit Apparel ). He is a former Director of Mercantile Investments PLC and also had stints at Central Finance and Ernest & Young. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Mr. Rangamuwa is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants of Australia and has a MBA from the University of Southern Queensland.

MR. A.A WIJEPALA - Director

Mr. Wijepala was the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Department during the period 2006 to 2008 and served as the Chairman of the National Insurance Trust Fund from 2008 to 2010. He started his career in 1982 at the Inland Revenue Department, and was instrumental in opening five regional tax offices for the first time after twenty years at the time he was the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Department. During this period he had organized tax seminars in the country to improve the compliance of the tax payers. He has participated in several programs in Advanced Taxation in countries such as London, Korea, Paris, Rome, Japan, Germany & Malaysia. He is a graduate in Bachelor of Arts (2nd Class) of the University of Ceylon Peradeniya.
 

Mr. H.N.J CHANDRASEKERA - Director

Mr. H.N.J Chandrasekera is a banking professional who held several responsible positions and was a Senior Corporate Management Member of the Hatton National Bank PLC during his career spanning 35 years. He holds Membership in the Association of Professional Bankers and has undergone extensive training in banking, leadership and management both locally and at prestigious overseas institutions such as Mount Elisa Business Faculty, Melbourne University, Australia, National University of Singapore, Lloyds Bank TSB, UK, Development Bank of Philippines and AOTS, Japan. Consequent to his retirement from HNB, Mr Chandrasekera is engaged as a Director and Consultant to several companies in the private sector. He is the Secretary to the Dayaka Sabha of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya for the past 25 years and also a renowned social worker.
 

MR. P L D N SENEVIRATNE- Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dimantha Seneviratne joined Pan Asia Bank as Director / CEO on 01st March 2014. He counts more than 24 years of Banking of which 15 years was with the HSBC Group including several senior overseas postings covering Thailand, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Seneviratne commenced his Banking career with Sampath Bank and thereafter moved on to Overseas Trust Bank, Colombo, prior to joining HSBC. He has extensive exposure in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Credit Risk Management, Operations and Market Risk Management, Internal Control, Investment Banking and Finance. His last three postings with HSBC group were as Chief Risk Officer, Sri Lanka / Maldives, Bangladesh and Thailand, where he was instrumental in setting high credit standards and directing quality asset growth, and was responsible for strategy and governance in these respective geographies as a member of the country leadership team. Mr. Seneviratne holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, and BSc, from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is a Fellow Member of the institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka and a Post Graduate Diploma Holder in computer system design from the NIBM. Mr. Seneviratne is a Past President of The Association of Professional Bankers (APB) Sri Lanka.

MRS. NAYANTHA FERNANDO - DGM Company Secretary

Joined the Bank in 1998 as Company Secretary. Has over 24 years of experience as an Attorney-at-Law.