The Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka honoured Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara for her invaluable contribution to the Banking Industry at the 24th Anniversary Convention of the Association, held this week at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
Mrs. Nanayakkara’s distinguished service to the Banking and Financial sector is over 50 years and she has held eminent positions throughout her career, starting from Bank of Ceylon, where she was the first Woman Executive to join a Commercial Bank with the rare distinction of being the first woman General Manager/CEO of a bank in Sri Lanka and the Asian Region.
She also served as a member of the Financial Sector Reform program setup by the Ministry of Finance to revive and improve the performance of the Banking sector and its contribution to the National community by the then President. She was also a nominee of a body consisting of several financial institutions where she had been able to participate and contribute towards its development. She was also the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association on two occasions, Chairperson and Council member of the Association of Professional Bankers - Sri Lanka.
After her retirement from Bank of Ceylon, she was appointed as the General Manager/CEO to setup the Private Sector Infrastructure Development Company Ltd., a company under the Ministry of Finance. In 2005, she was appointed as a member of the Task Force to rebuild the Nation (TAFRAN), as a representative of the Banking sector. Today, she is the Chairperson of the LOLC Group.
Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara receiving the award for her outstanding contribution to the banking industry from Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Mr. H. M. Hennayake Bandara, President of the Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka.