HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced the appointment of Mr. Ravi Abeysuriya as a Non-Executive Independent Director. This appointment is made subject to the approval of the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the Board of Directors of HNBA comprises of Mrs. Rose Cooray, Mr. Sarath Ratwatte, Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Mrs. Siromi Wickramasinghe, Dr. Sivakumar Selliah, Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Mr. Rajive Dissanayake and Mr. Ravi Abeysuriya.
A Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Financial Analyst and an MBA holder of Monash University, Australia, Mr. Abeysuriya currently holds the position of Group Director of Candor Group, one of the largest listed companies in Kuwait. Mr. Abeysuriya is currently responsible for private equity investments for a 200 MN Dollar Private Equity Fund. Prior to his current role, Mr. Abeysuriya served Hayleys Group as the Head of Strategic Business Development, JP Morgan as the Head of Corporate Finance and was the Managing Director of Amba Research Lanka and was the Managing Director/CEO of Fitch Ratings Lanka.
Mr. Abeysuriya has held several senior positions in Private Equity Investment, consulting the World Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka and has functioned as a permanent member of the Financial Sector Reforms Committee (FSRC), a Prime Ministerial Task Force appointment. Mr. Abeysuriya was appointed a Commission Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He was appointed as a Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation and was the Chairman of the Investment Committee. In addition, Mr. Abeysuriya was the immediate past President of Colombo Stock Brokers Association. Former President of Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Sri Lanka, President of IT Enabled Services Association (ITESA) and Vice President of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and is the current President of the Association of Alternative Financial Institutions and a Member of the National Agenda Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.