Dilshan Rodrigo appointed HNB Finance Chairman

HNB Finance PLC (HNBF) recently announced the appointment of Dilshan Rodrigo as the company’s Chairman and Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director, effective from 10 September 2021. Rodrigo is taking over as Chairman of HNBF from former Chairman and HNB MD/CEO Jonathan Alles, who served as the Chairman since 2014.

Rodrigo has held many senior positions in multiple industries, ranging from banking, insurance, investment banking, and apparel. Currently, he serves as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hatton National Bank PLC, and holds Board positions in HNB Assurance, Guardian Acuity Management, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd., and Credit Information Bureau.

He possesses a track record of delivering results during challenging leadership roles driving sustainable business and transformational change. He has also played a catalyst role in the bank’s transformation and cultural change by being the driving force in centralisation, automation, outsourcing, and process improvement initiatives.

Rodrigo currently serves on the councils of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and Asian Bankers Association (Taiwan) – the latter as Chairman Policy Advocacy Committee. He has served on local councils of CIMA, ACCA, and Risk Professional Forum, the latter two as President for two terms. He has taught on various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (CIMA, ACCA, PIM, MBA) for over a decade and currently serves as a guest lecturer on SLID Director Certification Programme, whilst serving on its council. Rodrigo is a Fellow of CIMA and ACCA UK accounting bodies and holds an MBA from Cranfield University, UK.