Senkadagala Finance, hasannounced the appointment of Dr. Roshan Perera as an independent non-executive director.
Dr. Perera is a former Central Banker with over 20 years of experience in formulating and implementing monetary &fiscal policy.
During her term at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, she occupied multiple senior management positions including: Deputy Director – Economic Research Department, Additional Director – Bank Supervision Department and Director – Risk Management Department. Prior to these, Dr. Perera was a consultant for various institutions such as the Institute of Policy Studies, World Bank and UNDP. She was also the Director – Banking Cluster of the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development.
Dr. Perera graduated from the University of Colombo with bothBachelor’s& Master’s degrees in Economics. She obtained herPhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne, and most recently received a Master’s degree in Public administration from Harvard University.
Commenting on her new role as a Board Director of Senkadagala Finance PLC, Dr. Perera stated, “I am pleasedto be a part of Senkadagala Finance, in the capacity of the newly appointed Board Director. Senkadagala Finance is a well-respected, licensed finance company and I look forward to enhancing the current growth which Senkadagala Finance has displayed in the recent past.”
Initially established in the Hill Capital of Kandy in 1968, Senkadagala Finance PLC has grown to become one of the larger licensed finance companies in Sri Lanka, with a network of 100 branches. Improving financial inclusion and developing rural entrepreneurship, specifically for women entrepreneurs, has been a key focus of the Company. In this regard the company has partnered with international development financial institutions such the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank group and the Dutch Development Bank, FMO and leading Banks in Sri Lanka.