Corporate Management

Mr. Upul Dissanayake

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shiran Yatagama

Chief Operating Officer​

Mr. Prabath Perera

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Suhad Pannila

Head of Human Resources & Operations​

Mr. Harsha Samarasekara

Head of Credit & Branch Administration​

Mr. Mahasen Kamathewatte

Compliance Officer

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Mr. Upul Dissanayake

Appointed to the Board as the Managing Director in October 2018, Mr. Dissanayake is a Senior Banker by profession and counts over 25 years of experience at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, holding several positions as a Senior Manager and a  Regional Manager, before being seconded to the Company. Holds a Masters’ Degree in Applied Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a member of the Institute of Directors of Sri Lanka.

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Mr. Shiran Yatagama

Shiran Yatagama joined CBC Finance Ltd. as the Chief Operating Officer in October 2018. Starting his career at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC in 1989, Shiran moved to Seylan Bank, Union Bank and Commercial Leasing and Finance, in a career spanning over 30 years.

Shiran has a wealth of experience, having served in senior management positions in reputed Banks and Financial Institutions with proven skills in Branch Banking, Corporate / SME Banking, Leasing, Project Financing, Risk Management, Process Development & Re- Engineering, Credit Administration, and Recoveries.

Shiran is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA], Chartered Global Management Accountants [CGMA], an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka [AIB] and holder of diploma in “Bank Integrated Risk Management” [Dbirm] from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

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Mr. Prabath Perera

Prabath Perera joined CBC Finance Ltd. as the Chief Financial Officer / Chief Risk Officer in April 2020 and counts over 15 years of experience in the in Banking and Finance sector. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Bank of Maldives Private Limited, a subsidiary of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC.

He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom) and the Certified Practicing Accountants (Australia) and holds an MSc in Strategic Business Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom).

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Mr. Suhad Pannila

Suhad Pannila joined CBC Finance Ltd. in July 2019 and currently serves as Head of Human Resources & Operations. He counts over 23 years of experience in the Banking sector. Prior to the appointment to CBC Finance Ltd. he was with Commercial Bank playing a dynamic role across several departments such as Card Centre, Digital Banking Centre and the Staff Development Centre. He has also served in several leading branches and had a four-year tenure in the UAE as a Business Promotion Officer, representing the Bank.

Suhad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Peradeniya and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Colombo.

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Mr. Harsha Samarasekara

Harsha Samarasekara joined CBC Finance Ltd. in October 2018 and currently serves as Head of Credit & Branch Administration. He counts over 14 years of experience in the Banking sector.

Harsha started his career at Richard Peiris Group and moved to Leasing and Factoring Department of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC in 2006.

Harsha has a wealth of experience in Retail Lending Products (Leasing, Personal Loans, Home loans), Factoring, Personal Banking Operations, Credit Administrations and Recoveries.

Harsha holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Accountancy) Special degree from the University of Kelaniya and he is an Associate Member [AIB] of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka.

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Mr. Mahasen Kamathewatte

Mahasen Kamathewatte joined CBC Finance Ltd. in February 2012 and currently serves as the Compliance Officer. He counts over 16 years of work experience, of which 13 years is in the Information Technology Industry in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining CBC Finance Ltd. he completed a successful 7 year stint at Lanka Clear (Pvt.) Ltd and People’s Bank.

Mahasen holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Peradeniya and Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Peradeniya and BSc. Special Honors degree in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.