Shanka Abeywardene – CFO at SDB Bank

SDB Bank has appointed Shanka Abeywardene as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and DGM Finance and Planning.

A management accountant by profession, Abeywardene is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds an MSc in Audit, Management Accounting and IS from SKEMA (Fr). He also holds an Executive Diploma in Management from the University of Cambridge (UK), a certificate in Islamic finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments ( UK). He holds an intermediate level diploma from the Association of Institute of Bankers (Sri Lanka).

Abeywardene brings with him over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in Sri Lanka and overseas. He took office on September 5. He brings with him a proven track record in building new lines of business and effective business partnership driving overall organizational growth. As a member of SDB Bank’s management team, Shanka’s expertise and experience should help the Bank better navigate the bright but uncertain economic future that awaits Sri Lanka and its SMEs.

Abeywardene began his career with Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka and has since held a number of positions of increasing seniority in the financial services industry. His experience spans strategy, F&P, data warehousing and BI, ALCO and cash management, asset management and private banking.

During his career, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank, UAE, Mashreq Bank UAE, Bank Sarasin Alpen, UAE, Alpen Capital Group, Janashakthi Insurance PLC and NDB Bank PLC. He has also carried out advisory assignments at Mashreq Bank and Al Rajhi Bank. Saudi Arabia. His non-financial services experience includes United Motor PLC and Touchwood PLC. Abeywardene was AVP Corporate Planning and Business Intelligence at NDB Bank PLC before joining SDB Bank

Comments are closed.