Mr. D. M. Gunasekara - General Manager / Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gunasekera appointed as the General Manager in January 2013. Held the position of Deputy General Manager, in charge of Retail Banking and Sales & Channel Management from October 2010 to January 2013.
He has successfully completed the programme on Corporate Management for Sri Lanka (LKCM2 AOTS) in Japan an Advanced Management Programme conducted by the Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Gunasekara graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a Special Degree in Public Finance & Taxation in 1981. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Association of Professional Bankers
Ms. Janaki Senanayake Siriwardane - Secretary to the Board/Secretary
Mr. W. P. Russel Fonseka - Deputy General Manager, International, Treasury and Investment / Chief Financial Officer
Mr Fonseka was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from December 2016. He held the positions of Deputy General Manager (Finance & Planning) from April 2015 to December 2016 and Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) from May 2013 to April 2015. Mr Fonseka has been a member of the Corporate Management of the Bank since 2012.
Mr Fonseka started his banking carrier in branch operations and counts over 27 years of extensive experience in all aspect of commercial banking. He has specialized in financial management and strategic planning and implemented of an effective corporate planning process, budgetary control system etc., in Bank of Ceylon. He held a range of senior management positions including Budget & Strategic Planning, Retail Banking and Finance & Planning in Bank of Ceylon.
He is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Transitional Lanka Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and a Director of Lanka Securities (Pvt) Ltd and also of Property Development PLC. He serves as a Director of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC and MBSL Insurance Company (Pvt) Ltd. He is an alternate Director of LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd. Mr Fonseka also acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committees of Property Development PLC, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC and LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd.
He holds a Special Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Postgraduate Institute of Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Dr Indunil Liyanage is professionally and academically qualified in three different disciplines namely Marketing, Management and Finance. Dr. Indunil Liyanage, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also he holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Management from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. He is a Postgraduate Diploma holder of Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of ICMA (Austrialia).
He is a Chartered Marketer since 1997 attached to the first batch of Chartered Marketers in Sri Lanka. He was awarded the Fellowship (FCIM) of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) and the Fellowship (FSLIM) of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) for his outstanding contribution made to the marketing profession in Sri Lanka.
Dr.Indunil Liyanage is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) since 1995 and a member of Alumni Associations of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura (AAUSJP), University of Colombo (AAUOC) and Faculty of Graduate Studies of University of Colombo (AAUOC-FGS). He was the first Sri Lankan selected for "Intercultural Education for Global Managers" programme at the Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) in Hawaii, USA.
He was awarded a full scholarship by the Fujitsu Foundation of Japan to complete this programme, in recognition of his academic excellence and potential contribution to international understanding and goodwill in 1996. Dr. Indunil Liyanage was honoured with the “50 Most Talented CMOs Award” at the Golden Globe Tiger Awards 2013 at the World Marketing Summit (WMS) held in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also honoured in the “Most Influential Marketing Leaders Listing” at the World Marketing Congress 2015 in Mumbai, India. Awarded prestigious National APEX Award 2016 (Pinnacle award 2016) for Marketing by the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA).
He has participated in many international training programmes including Strategic Management Executive programme which was held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. He has over 27 years of marketing and management experience in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), electronics, agriculture and financial services industries in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Bank of Ceylon he was the Assistant Vice President – Head of Marketing at NDB Bank, Sri Lanka. After working for many organisations in the field of marketing he is currently working as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Sri Lanka’s No.1 International Sri Lankan Bank, Bank of Ceylon.
Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka, with a Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Business Administration, and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. M. M. L. Perera - Head of Information Technology
Mr. Luxaman Perera was designated as Head of IT in August 2013. Prior to the present position, he served as the Assistant Director - IT (Application Systems).
Mr. G. L. P. Jinasoma - Deputy General Manager,Seychelles
Mr. P. Maduwantha Liyanage - Chief Internal Auditor, ACA, BSc, ACCY(Special)
Mr.Maduwantha Liyanage is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with fifteen years of post qualified experience. He holds a BSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Special) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Appointed Deputy General Manager (Support Services) in November 2015. He held the position of Assistant General Manager in Uva and Central Provinces prior to assuming duties as the Deputy General Manger (Support Services). Mr. Hewavitharana joined the Bank in 1983 and held several key positions while serving in the branch network. He has also been a Faculty Member at the Bank’s Central Training Institute, and later held the position of Senior Manager (Training). He served as the first Chief Manager of the Premier banking centre and also worked in the BOC Chennai branch as Deputy Manager and obtained exposure in international banking and corporate banking. He initiated conversion of the core banking system of BOC Chennai to ICBS system by working closely with the Reserve Bank of India. Mr. Hewavitharana is a career banker counted on 32 years of service in diversified fields, who has gained a vast knowledge in domestic and overseas business operations.
Mrs Gaya Jayasinghe – Chief Legal Officer
Mrs Gaya Jayasinghe has been appointed as the Chief Legal Officer with effect from June 2016. Prior to the present position, she served as the Deputy Chief Legal Officer (Credit) from the year 2012.
Mrs Jayasinghe counts over 30 years of experience in the Bank and over 33 years of experience in the legal field. She is an Attorney-at-Law by profession and started her career with John Wilson, Attorneys-at-Law in 1983 till she joined Bank of Ceylon, Legal Department in July 1986. She is a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Corporate Lawyers Association of Sri Lanka.
Mrs Jayasinghe holds a Post Attorney Diploma in International Trade Law, awarded by the Sri Lanka Law College. She has gained immense training in Euro Money Legal Training in Law and Practice of Guarantees and Standby LCs in International Trade in Singapore and Euro Money Legal Training in International and Advanced Loan Documentation in Hongkong.
Mrs Jayasinghe is a Faculty Member at the Central Training Institute, Maharagama and also a lecturer at the Centre for Banking Studies of Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Mr. M J P Salgado - Deputy General Manager , Product and Banking Development
Mr. M J P Salgado. Appointed Deputy General Manager [Product & Development Banking] in July 2016. Mr. Salgado was a member of the Executive Management since 2012 holding the position of Assistant General Manager [Province Sales Management]. In addition to being in charge of the Province Sales Management Division the BOC Premier, ISSP Implementation Unit, Special Project, BOC Contact Centre and BOC Assurance Department came under his supervision.
His current business portfolio includes Product Management, Islamic Financing, Development Banking, Electronic Banking and Credit/Debit Cards Operations.
He joined the Bank in 1990 as a Management Trainee and advanced in his career obtaining vast knowledge in domestic banking and credit card operations.
Prior to joining the bank he was employed at Mahaweli Engineers & Construction Agency in the capacity of Accountant.
Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, he holds a B. Com. 2nd Class Upper Division Special Degree, Associate Member, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Licentiate Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Chandralal Wickramapathirana - Head of Technology Transformation
Mr. Chandralal Wickramapathirana joined Bank of Ceylon as the Head of Technology Transformation in July 2016.
He is an IT Professional with over 25 years’ of experience in IT Leadership and Transformation. He has held several IT Directorial and Senior Managerial level positions for over 20 years in many diverse business sector organisations including Banking and Finance. His past work experience in IT Leadership/Management includes large Sri Lankan Conglomerates and MNCs too.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wickramapathirana held the position of Chief Information Officer at Amana Bank PLC for over 5 years where he was instrumental in setting up the required IT systems and infrastructure for the Bank. He held the position of Head of Information Technologyat Amana Investments Limited previously.He has served as the National IT Consultant of an international agency of the United Nations during which time he got a good exposure in dealing with Government Ministries and Departments. He was also the Managing Director/CEO of a Sri Lankan IT Software &Solutions company. Prior to that he held the post of Group IT Director of a large Colombo based blue-chip group of companies and held Board Director positions in several subsidiaries.
He holds aMBAin Information Systems from Sikkim Manipal University – India and Postgraduate qualifications in IT from University of Keele-UK and in Corporate Management from PIM – University of Sri Jayawardenepura – Sri Lanka. He holds an Applied International Diploma from Swedish Institute of Management (IFL) – Sweden and is part qualified in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK.
Mr. Wickramapathiranawas a founder member of the Banks’ CIO Forum and served as itsSecretary in the years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. He was the President of Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI) in 2005/2006, an Executive Council Member representing Sri Lanka in Asia Pacific ICT Awards International (APICTA), a Board Director of Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) and an Executive Council Member of INFOTEL Lanka Society.
Mr. R M D V Jayabahu - Deputy General Manager ,Finance & Planning
Mr. M T M Jalaldeen - Deputy General Manager, Organizational Transfromation
Mr D M L B Dsasnayake - Deputy General Manager ,Retail Banking (Range 1)
Mr. W A C Tissera - Deputy General Manager, Recovery