Naleen Edirisinghe assumes duties as Chief Executive Officer – designate of Pan Asia Bank

The current Chief Operating Officer of Pan Asia Bank, Naleen Edirisinghe, will function as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – designate with effect from 1st January 2023, after serving the bank in the capacity of COO for the last several years and for two decades prior in various capacities. He will succeed Managing Director/CEO, Nimal Tillekeratne, who will retire on 31st March 2023 after a successful stint at the helm of the Bank.

A product of Trinity College – Kandy, Naleen has himself played a key role in the transformation of the Bank over the last 22 years. A veteran banker with over 35 years banking experience with extensive experience in Retail and SME Banking including Credit, Recoveries, Project Financing and Branch Operations, his deep insights into the Bank’s culture and operations will be an added advantage. Pan Asia Bank has weathered the pandemic-induced challenges and the economic crisis with grit and resilience. Its sound fundamentals and Naleen’s visionary leadership will enable the Bank to strengthen its position further.

Naleen commenced his banking career in 1987 with Commercial Bank of Ceylon and then joined National Development Bank in 1998. He has been at Pan Asia Bank since the year 2000. He holds an MSc in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Certified Professional Managers, Member of the Association of Professional Bankers, Sri Lanka and a Certified Life & Business coach from the Sri Lanka Institute of Training & Development. Naleen is presently the Chairman of the Banking Sub Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and is also a Member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Recording consistent growth year after year, Pan Asia Bank is strongly positioned as the ‘Truly Sri Lankan Bank’, marking an illustrious journey that has promoted financial security and fulfilled aspirations of its customers, while supporting the prosperity of the nation.

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