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Appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2014, Mr. Dheerasinghe is a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director. A Veteran Banker and an economist by profession, he holds an MA in Economics from the University of Leeds, UK, B. Phil in Economics (1st Class) from the University of Colombo, B. Com (2nd Upper) from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. Mr. Dheerasinghe has 35 years of experience at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka starting off as Assistant Examiner (Assistant Director) of the Department of Bank Supervision and retiring as the Deputy Governor. Mr. Dheerasinghe joined the Board of Directors of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC in 2011 and is the Chairman to the Board as of now. He was also Alternate Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka at the International Monetary Fund based in Washington DC, USA.

Appointed to the Board in September 2014, Ms. Kuruppu is an Independent Non-Executive Director. As the Chairman is not an Independent Director, Ms. Kuruppu is also designated as the Senior Director. A pioneering market research professional and a senior business leader by profession, she holds an MA in Statistics from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, B.Sc in Mathematics (Minor in Computer Science) jointly from the University of Colombo and University of Missouri. She is currently reading for a PhD at the University of Colombo. Ms. Kuruppu counts over 26 years of professional experience in Management, Marketing, Business Consultancy, Strategic Planning, Market Research, Social and Economic Research and Teaching. Ms. Kuruppu has also been a Director of Commercial Bank in 2010/11.

Appointed to the Board in September 2014, Mr. Sooriyarachchi is a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director. A senior banker by profession, he counts over 30 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Services sector. Mr. Sooriyarachchi was instrumental in initiating the investment banking operations of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and presently holds the position of Assistant General Manager Corporate & Investment Banking. Mr. Sooriyarachchi has been a recipient of the Hubert M. Humphrey Fellowship in Banking and Finance at Boston University, U.S.A., holds an MBA from the University of Colombo and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Appointed to the Board in October 2014, Mr. Senanayake is an Independent, Non-Executive Director. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka since 2006 and an Associate Member since 1990. Mr. Senanayake has a B.Com. (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and counts over 25 years experience at Smart Media (Pvt.) Ltd. as Head of Process Development, Nations Trust Bank PLC as Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC as Assistant General Manager (Finance & Planning), Singer Industries (Ceylon) PLC as Financial Accountant and at Ernst & Young as an Assistant Audit Manager.