HNB FINANCE PLC (HNBF) recently announced the appointment of Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo as the company’s Chairman and as a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director, effective from 10th of September 2021. Mr. Rodrigo is taking over as Chairman of HNBF from former Chairman and HNB MD/CEO Mr. Jonathan Alles, who served as the Chairman since 2014.
Mr. Rodrigo is a proven leader having held many senior positions in multiple industries ranging from banking, insurance, investment banking and apparel. Currently serving as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hatton National Bank PLC and holding Board positions in HNB Assurance, Guardian Acuity Management, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd and Credit Information Bureau.
He possesses a proven track record of delivering results during challenging leadership roles driving sustainable business and transformational change. He has played a catalyst role in the Bank’s transformation and cultural change by being the driving force in centralization, automation, outsourcing and process improvement initiatives.
He currently serves on the councils of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and Asian Bankers Association (Taiwan) – the latter as Chairman Policy Advocacy Committee. He has served on local councils of CIMA, ACCA and Risk Professional Forum the latter two as President for two terms. He has taught on various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (CIMA, ACCA, PIM MBA) for over a decade and currently serves as a guest lecturer on SLID Director Certification Programme, whilst serving on its council. Mr. Rodrigo is a Fellow of CIMA and ACCA UK accounting bodies and holds an MBA from Cranfield University, UK.