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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/GENERAL MANAGER

MR. R. KODITUWAKKU

Mr. Kodituwakku is a veteran banker, serving as the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of People’s Bank since June 2020. He joined the bank in 1982 and has nearly four decades of multi-faceted experience in local as well as cross border operations. He is a key figure in driving the bank towards digitalization on mapping business requirements to a digital platform by adopting best practices in the industry and re-engineering business processes for which the bank was awarded many prestigious awards/recognitions both internationally and locally. He was also bestowed upon “Sri Lanka Innovation Leadership Awards 2020” – awarded by World Innovation Congress, for his innovative role played in transforming the bank from a conventional set up to contemporary set up through digitalization. Further he has been named as Banking CEO of the year Sri Lanka 2021 by the well known International Business Magazine. He also serves as the Chairperson of Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd and Director of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, People’s Insurance PLC, People’s Merchant Finance PLC, People’s Travels Ltd., Lankan Alliance Finance Ltd. Bangladesh, , Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka, Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd., National Payments Council, Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd, Lanka Financial Services Bureau and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. Mr. Kodituwakku holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specialized in Finance from the University of Colombo, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of New Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Certified Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

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Chairman

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse is a Managing Partner of BDO Partners which is the local representative of BDO - the fifth largest accounting network in the world. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA), Mr.Rajapakse holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. During his professional career that spanned nearly four decades, he held the honorary positions of President, Vice President and Council Member (elect) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Former Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee of ICASL, President of Practicing Accountants Forum of Sri Lanka, Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket, Treasurer for Cricket World Cup 2011, Board Member and Technical Advisor to South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Technical Advisor to Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and Council Member of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has also served in the directorates of National Development Bank PLC, Softlogic Insurance PLC, Dipped products PLC, Heycarb PLC, Development Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, NDB Capital Ltd – Bangladesh, The Finance Company PLC and Unidil Packaging.

Director

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 08.07 2022. Mr.Thotawatte is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special Degree) from the University of Sri Jayawardhanepura & a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He is an accomplished leader who has extensive experience in the field of Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management and Public Relations, together a successful track record as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Internal Auditor in many state owned enterprises and private organizations and counts over 38 years of experience.