Bingumal, better known as Bingu, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka

Having joined Standard Chartered in July 2004, Bingu counts for more than 25 years of experience within the Banking and Finance industry. During his tenure at Standard Chartered, he has held several leadership positions in Sri Lanka and Africa, including the role of Head, Transaction Banking in Mauritius, where he was responsible for setting up the Transaction Banking business for the franchise. He was also responsible for setting up the Financial Institutions booking centre for Africa and managed investments going in to Sub on 1 January 2019. He is the first Sri Lankan national to be appointed to the position. Apart from his role as CEO, Bingu also heads Sri Lanka’s Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking (CCIB) business.Saharan Africa via the Mauritius Securities Services hub. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Bingu headed the Retail Banking business in Sri Lanka.

 

Backed by his vast experience in the Banking sector, Bingu was elected as a Board Member of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for 2021/22 and is also a Board Director of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (SLBA). He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, UK.

Nishani joined ANZ Grindlays Bank in September 1993 as an Officer and subsequently moved up the Finance chain to be appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer at Standard Chartered, Sri Lanka in October 2010. Prior to this, she worked at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager. Nishani is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Dharshan joined Standard Chartered in September 2004. He has over 27 years of Banking experience, with expertise in Treasury and Financial Markets. As part of his role, Dharshan is also responsible for driving the Securities Services agenda in Sri Lanka. He has wide-ranging experience in the local Banking industry, with an extensive insight into Sri Lanka’s Financial Markets and Regulation having worked for several leading banks in the country. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Dharshan was at Citibank as Head of Treasury Sales and at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Sri Lanka, where he commenced his Banking career. Dharshan holds an MBA from the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Tamani joined Standard Chartered in December 2014. She carries with her over 15 years of Corporate Banking experience, having worked at Citibank N.A. Sri Lanka for close to 10 years. At Standard Chartered, Tamani has worked in several areas, such as Wholesale Banking, Corporate & Institutional Client, Corporate and Institutional Banking and most recently as Head, Commercial Banking before taking on her current role. Tamani holds a BSc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an advocate for women in leadership at the Bank, sitting on the Bank’s Women Win at Work (W3) committee, and also provides senior oversight to Goal – the Bank’s leadership development program targeted at adolescent girls, the launch of which, she championed in Sri Lanka in 2017.

Aroshana was appointed to the role in February 2021, backed with 19 years’ experience in the Consumer/Retail Asset Business, gained from multiple international engagements in an array of different markets. Aroshana began his banking career at Standard Chartered Sri Lanka as Manager, Product & Portfolio, Credit Card & Personal Loans and has since held leadership positions in Alawwal Bank (former Saudi Hollandi / ABN Amro Bank), Samba Financial Group (former CITI Bank, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain & Qatar. He re-joined Standard Chartered from First Abu Dhabi Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he served as Head of Cards Business, Liabilities & Contact Centre. Aroshana is a Chartered Marketer who earned his Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics.

Inam joined Standard Chartered in May 2013 after a 26-year stint with HSBC. Having joined as Head, Legal & Compliance for Retail Banking, Inam progressed to head the Compliance function in April 2014 and currently holds the expanded role covering Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance for the local franchise. He has experience in many functions including 12 years in management / senior management roles in Consumer Banking, Operations, Learning & Development, Internal Control, Operational Risk and Compliance. He has also had exposure to Finance, Treasury Operations and Management Information Systems. He holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka and has undergone extensive leadership and technical training in the UK, Hong Kong and India

Prasanna has over 25 years of experience in the Banking industry. He has been in Corporate Banking Relationship Management roles with several local banks, Standard Chartered, Sri Lanka and HSBC, Dubai. Since January 2010, he has been a part of Standard Chartered, Sri Lanka’s Risk function – initially, as Senior Manager Credit for Corporate & Institutional Banking, after which he was appointed Country Head, Operational Risk. In October 2016, he was appointed Country Chief Risk Officer for Sri Lanka. Prasanna holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lincoln, Kingston upon Hull, UK. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Ransi was appointed Head of Human Resources in February 2018. She has been with the Bank since July 2008 and has held various roles including HR Business Partner, Country Talent Acquisition Manager at Standard Chartered, Sri Lanka, and has also been part of the Global Learning and Talent Development Team at Standard Chartered, Singapore. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, she worked as Project Director for Unlimited Potential Partnership (UPP) – a USAID/Microsoft funded project, Project Manager at the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Sri Lanka, and as Manager – Hard Lines at KOHLS in Maryland, USA. She holds an MSc. in Business Psychology from Heriot-Watt University, UK and a BSc. (Honours) in International Business Management from the University of Maryland, USA and is a Certified Transformative Coach through Coach Masters Academy, Singapore.

Roger assumed duties at Standard Chartered in September 2010. With over 20 years of Banking and Finance experience across Transaction Banking, Retail Banking and Operations, Roger has been instrumental in expanding the Transaction Banking business and rolling out several value-added capabilities including digital transactions and supply chain finance platforms. Under his leadership, Transaction Banking won numerous marquee deals and accolades including ‘Best Trade Finance Bank’ and ‘Best e-Solutions Bank’ at The Asset Asian Awards (AAA). Roger holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also a Postgraduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK

Lakshan has over 20 years of Banking and Consultancy experience covering the Sri Lankan and Maldivian markets. He has managed the relationships of Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Government of Sri Lanka for over 15 years and has worked on all the Sovereign Bond issues since 2007, in addition to executing over USD2billion in infrastructure project funding. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Deakin University, Australia and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. He joined Standard Chartered in April 2013 and was previously employed at HSBC for over 12 years.

Pirathapan, better known as JP, joined Standard Chartered in November 2010. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of Audit experience. During his tenure with Group Internal Audit at Standard Chartered, he has played a key role in the delivery of the audit plan for Sri Lanka, taking the lead in many diverse and complex audits covering business and support functions. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, JP worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers managing diverse audit portfolios.

Chamalie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka in April 2020. She has been with the Bank for over 20 years since July 1997 and has held various roles at Standard Chartered locally and globally, including Senior Audit Manager – Group Internal Audit, Head of Banking Operations – Sri Lanka and Head of Financial Market Operations – Sri Lanka. She holds an MBA from ICFAI University, Dehradun, India and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Anuk De Silva joined Standard Chartered in March 2020. He is well versed in Marketing, Communications and Branding, having headed Corporate Communications & Branding at Brandix – a leading apparel solutions provider in Sri Lanka – where he worked for 12 years in his previous stint, and was also a part-time News Presenter for over 10 years at a private radio station. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he took a couple of years off from work to complete his Master of Commerce (Marketing) at the University of Melbourne. He also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. Further, he is a Fellow and a Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. When not at work, Anuk is extremely passionate about theatre and is an avid sports fan.

Ajanthan joined Standard Chartered in July 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was employed at Unilever Sri Lanka, where he held the role of Head of IT. During his career, Ajanthan has worked across many digital transformation projects involving technologies related to Cloud Computing, Microsoft O365 tools, RPAs and Data Analytics. He holds a degree in Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering and is an Attorney-at-Law. He is also certified in Project Management, Agile Delivery and SAP SD. During his leisure, he enjoys playing Rugby and engaging in outdoor activities, such as triathlons, mountaineering and scuba diving, that give his adrenaline a boost.

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