HNB FINANCE appoints Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe to Board of Directors

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HNB FINANCE PLC announced the appointment of seasoned IT Engineering professional Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe to its Board of Directors as a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director effective 20th February 2024.

Dr. Samarasinghe holds a Doctorate in Telecommunications bestowed upon by Australian National University of Canberra. He achieved Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications with a First Class from University of Moratuwa.

In addition, Dr. Samarasinghe is a Licentiate of Part I and Part II of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the recipient of best achiever status from the Institute in Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics Statistics and Data Processing in the year 1991.

Dr. Samarasinghe who is the present Chairman and Director General of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation also serves in the Board of Directors of Hatton National Bank PLC since October 2022. Further, Dr. Samarasinghe serves as a Commission Member of the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, and he is the Managing Director/Director of Lanka Bell (Pvt.) Ltd since July 2005.

Moreover, Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe is the Managing Director of Telecom Frontier (Pvt.) Ltd, Bell Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd and Bellvantage (Pvt.) Ltd. He is also a Director of Hayleys Fiber PLC, serving on its Board from September 2017.

With his diverse background of robustly navigating organisations garnering him a wealth of knowledge, expertise and strong commitment to professional development, there is no doubt that he will be an invaluable asset to HNB FINANCE PLC.