Standard Chartered appoints Rukshila Seneviratne as new Head of Human Resources in Sri Lanka

Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Rukshila Seneviratne as the new Head of Human Resources for Sri Lanka, effective 12th January 2024. In her new role, Rukshila will lead the country’s people strategy and will join the Bank’s Country Management Team. As part of her appointment, she will also assume duties as the Co-Chair of the Bank’s internal Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council.

Commenting on the new appointment, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka’s Chief Executive Officer, Bingumal Thewarathanthri, said: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rukshila Seneviratne as our new Head of Human Resources. While she has been an important part of our HR team for over a decade, her promotion reflects our culture of recognising internal talent and expertise and providing the opportunities to take on leadership roles. Rukshila’s elevation is also an example of our commitment to prioritise succession planning, ensuring leadership continuity. We trust she will continue to enhance our employee value proposition with the evolving needs of a thriving workplace.”

Rukshila’s journey with Standard Chartered began in Dubai as an Officer in Consumer Banking Mortgage Operations in May 2008. She later transitioned to Sri Lanka as Manager, Secured Lending and Credit Initiation in March 2010. In June 2013, she assumed a crucial role in the HR team, leading HR Service Delivery. Throughout the past decade, Rukshila has held several senior positions within HR, comprising HR Service Delivery, Performance Rewards and Benefits Delivery, Talent Acquisition, and HR Business Partner for Retail Banking, Risk and Support functions.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and an Advanced Diploma in Psychology from the Scottish Qualification Authority. Additionally, she is a certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA, England).

Commenting on her appointment, Rukshila said: “I am honoured and excited to take on the role of Head of Human Resources at Standard Chartered Sri Lanka. People agenda forms the core of our business strategy, and along with my talented team of HR professionals, I look forward to contributing towards nurturing the unique and inclusive workplace culture we have, and in becoming the employer of choice for talent across industries. Our continued focus on Employee Value Proposition, employee experience, leadership development and conduct over the years has laid a great foundation to build and sustain a workplace that inspires growth, innovation, and mutual respect.”

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