Independent/Non-Executive Director Anura Perera has been appointed as the new Chairman of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC (MBSL), a subsidiary of Bank of Ceylon.
He was first appointed to the Board in July 2020.
Perera served as Finance Director of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, USA from 2002 to 2019. He joined Chevron in 1996 as Manager – Finance and Administration (designate) and rose to the position of Finance Director. He was admitted to the Chevron Board in 2002 and continued in this position until June 2019. He was also a Director of Chevron Ceylon Ltd. during the same period and functioned as the Company Secretary of both companies. He counts over 27 years of Senior Managerial experience in Accounting and Finance.
Perera graduated from the University of Kelaniya with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons). He holds Post Graduate certificates in Human Resources Management and Business Administration from the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) of Sri Lanka and the University of Leicester, UK respectively. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).
With the latest appointment, the Board of Directors of MBSL PLC comprises A.M.A. Perera (Chairman), W.P.R.P.H. Fonseka, N.S. Punchihewa, G.A. Jayashantha, M.P.R. Kumara, V.N. Jayasinghe, H.P.K. Silva and R.M.N. Jeewantha.