Mr. Senarath Bandara is attached to Bank of Ceylon and presently holds the position of General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he has gained wide experience serving in several key areas of banking including Sales & Channel Management, International Banking Operations, Treasury Management, Corporate Lending, Development Banking and Electronic Banking in senior capacities. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd, London during 2011-2012.
Prior to joining the Bank, he served as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and served at Mahaweli Authority. He had been a resource person at the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka in the field of credit and investment management too. He currently serves in the Governing Board of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and is a director of BOC Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka Ltd, BOC Property Development & Management (Pvt) Ltd, Ceybank Asset Management Ltd, Hotels Colombo (1963) Ltd, Koladeniya Hydropower (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd, Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd and Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd. He is the Chairman of BOC Management & Support Services (Pvt) Ltd and Ceybank Holiday Homes (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Bandara is a Physical Science graduate of the University of Kelaniya and holds a MBA with Merit Pass from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Also, he has successfully completed Advanced Management Program conducted by the Harvard Business School, USA. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Bank Management from the same institute together with the best student award in 1998.