Thimal Perera, who is currently Director/CEO of DFCC Bank PLC, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Acuity Partners (Private) Limited; a full-service investment bank which is an equally owned joint venture between DFCC Bank and Hatton National Bank. At the same time, the board of directors of Acuity Partners welcomed two new independent non-executive directors, Lalith Withana and Sachith N Perera. These new appointments will further strengthen Acuity Partners’ Board of Directors, particularly in the areas of audit and risk management. Management.
A Distinguished Banker and Director/CEO of DFCC Bank PLC, Perera took over as Chairman of Acuity Partners on January 1, 2022. Mr. Perera has over two decades of financial services and banking experience, at the national and international scale. He was also Deputy Managing Director of Hatton National Bank, where he guided the retail and small business banking sector. Perera has also worked with HSBC, in Sri Lanka and overseas, Commercial Bank of Qatar and Barclays Bank PLC in the United Arab Emirates.
Lalith Withana is a senior and highly respected professional who has held leadership positions in the corporate sector for over 25 years, including senior positions in banking, manufacturing and trade. He has worked with many organizations including Brandix Group, Ernst and Youth, Amsterdam Rotterdam Amro Bank, IBM World Trade Corporation, Carson Cumberbatch, Ceylon Tea Services Limited and Yamaha Corporation USA. He was Group Finance and Administration Director for Sri Lankan Airlines and Managing Director of Sri Lankan Catering.
Sachith N Perera is a respected banking professional, having worked for HSBC for over 26 years, including 12 as Treasurer and Head of Global Markets for HSBC Sri Lanka and the Maldives. In this role, he was responsible for the bank’s currency and rate management, derivatives trading, balance sheet management and custody services for foreign investors in local equities.