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Former Singer CEO Asoka Pieris joins HNB Board

Former Group CEO of Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC Asoka Pieris has been appointed a Non Executive/Independent Director of Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB), the bank said in a stock exchange filing.

Pieris was the Group CEO of Singer, the country’s largest retailer, financier, and manufacturer of consumer durables, from July 2010 to October 2018. He has also been named among the nation’s leading Business Leaders in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD), the prestigious business magazine.

Pieris rose to the position of Group CEO of Singer, having joined as an Accountant. He also has overseas working experience in Hong Kong as the Vice President (Finance) of Singer Asia Limited for two years, and in Singer Jamaica. He has been a Director of public quoted companies in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Indonesia and a Director of non-quoted companies in India and Hong Kong.

Pieris is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.  He won the Accounting and Finance Prize and the Auditing Prize at the Chartered Accountants Associate Level 1 examination. Mentoring youth, he has also been a Lecturer for Chartered Students in Auditing and Costing.