Director Board



Ray is the Managing Director/Group CEO of ACUITY, which has subsidiaries involved in, Stock Broking, Fixed Income Securities, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital Financing & Asset Management. Prior to being appointed as Group CEO in 2009, Ray served as the CEO/MD of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, from 2001 to end 2008. In his last year as CEO/MD, Acuity Stockbrokers emerged as the No 1 stock broking firm in Sri Lanka. From 1998 to 2000, Ray functioned as the Managing Director of Forbes ABN Amro Securities. Ray has been associated with the capital markets of Sri Lanka for over 30 years, primarily as a stockbroker & since 2009 as an investment banker. He is the Chairman of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd & Acuity Securities Ltd and serves on the Boards of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Ventures PLC, LVL Energy Fund Ltd, Soft Logic Life Insurance PLC, Guardian Acuity Asset Management, and The Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd. Ray currently holds the position of Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange. He is a past Chairman of the Colombo Stock Brokers Association.

Ray is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) & has an MBA from the University of Wales, UK.

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Prashan is the Director / CEO at Acuity Stockbrokers. He counts over 21 years experience in the Stock Broking Industry in Sri Lanka. Prashan started his career with the Forbes & Walker Group in 1990. He joined Forbes & Walker Stockbrokers, and in 1998 was the Manager – Retail in the joint venture with ABN Amro Securities. Prashan joined DFCC Stockbrokers as Senior Vice President in 2001 and in 2003 was appointed to the Board of Directors. He initiated the first ever share buy back by one of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerates following the provisions of the new Company’s Act. He was instrumental in numerous takeovers and sales of strategic stakes. Prashan provides investment advice to many of the high net worth individuals and leading local corporate entities and global funds active in Sri Lanka.

Prashan has an MBA from Edith Cowan University, Australia.

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Ruwan Manatunga, joined the Hatton National Bank PLC in November 2013 as Chief Strategy Officer/Assistant General Manager (Strategy) and was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking in July 2014 and Deputy General Manager – Corporate Banking in January 2015. Ruwan Manatunga has 20 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry in managerial positions covering Credit, Personal Banking, Credit Cards Merchant Acquiring, and Corporate Banking. (12 years with HSBC). Prior to joining Hatton National Bank PLC he was the Deputy Head/Senior Manager, Corporate Banking at HSBC Sri Lanka and Audi/Information Systems Manager at Ernst & Young, Chartered Accounts from 1992- 2000.

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Thimal Perera is the deputy CEO of DFCC Bank PLC and has more than two decades of experience in the financial services and banking sector, both locally and internationally.Perera was most recently the Deputy General Manager of Hatton National Bank where he guided the retail and SME banking sector. He has also worked previously with HSBC both locally and internationally, the Commercial Bank of Qatar and Barclays Bank PLC in the United Arab Emirates.

During his tenure at HSBC, he was the Regional Head of Cards and Digital Channels overlooking the Middle East and North Africa Region and was the Director of Retail Products and Business Banking for Barclays Bank Plc in the UAE.

While at HNB he also served as a board member of HNB Assurance PLC, HNB General Insurance Ltd and HNB Grameen Ltd. Thimal Perera is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.

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Rajive is the Chief Strategy Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC.

He counts for over 15 years of experience in banking and capital markets. His exposure covers relationship management, project finance, capital markets research, financial analysis, economic analysis, investments, budgeting, investor relations, asset & liability management and strategic planning.

Rajive holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colombo. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Chartered Global Management Accountant and a CFA® Charter holder.

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Mr. Ashok Goonesekere is the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of the DFCC Bank PLC.

He possess 33 years’ experience in the financial industry covering Financial Accounting, Taxation, Operations, Financial Management and managing people holding positions in the senior and corporate management of 02 leading local Commercial Banks.

He held positions as committee member in main management committees namely, Asset and Liability, Operations, IT steering and Investment. Participated in Board sub committees namely, Board Audit and Board Risk Management. Functioned as a Trustee in approved Provident Funds of two local Commercial Banks. Served as a Director in the Board of a property management company with total assets of LKR 10.4 billion.

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