DFCC Bank appoints new CEO Thimal Perera to drive the next steps of its value creation journey


01 January 2022: DFCC Bank, one of the premier commercial Banks in Sri Lanka ushers in the New Year with the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thimal Perera who took over the reins from the 01st of January 2022. Mr. Perera joined DFCC Bank leadership team in June 2017 in the capacity of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and became a member of the Board in July 2019. The Bank looks to fortify its position as the leader in innovative, sustainable banking through the appointment leveraging Mr. Perera’s vast experience and unique skill set to push the boundaries of service excellence.

Mr Perera, an innovative, action-oriented, tech-savvy entrepreneur and a veteran within the financial services and banking sector, has held several senior positions with over two decades of experience both locally and internationally having been with the HSBC Group, the Commercial Bank of Qatar, Barclays Bank PLC, UAE and Hatton National Bank. Further, he has served as a Board member of HNB Assurance PLC, HNB General Insurance Limited and HNB Finance Limited as well.

He is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – UK. Mr. Perera also serves as a Director of Synapsys Limited, Acuity Partners Limited, Acuity Stock Brokers (Pvt) Limited and Guardian Acuity Asset Management Limited, while functioning as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Acuity Group.

Mr. Perera’s expertise combined with his experience in global & local financial markets will be integral towards the Bank’s efforts in pushing the boundaries of becoming one of the most customer centric & digitally enabled banks in the country.

Under the guidance of Mr. Perera, DFCC Bank looks forward to cementing its place as the leader in sustainable, innovative commercial banking while strengthening its value creation drive on the path to securing a resilient, sustainable future for all.

About DFCC Bank

DFCC Bank is a full-service Commercial Bank with a legacy of over 66 years as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost financial conglomerates that offer a range of commercial and development banking services. The Bank won the awards for Most Trusted Retail Banking Brand and Best Customer Service Banking Brand in Sri Lanka, 2021 from the prestigious Global Brands Magazine, UK and was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 40 Corporates in Sri Lanka. DFCC Bank is rated [SL] AA- Stable by ICRA Lanka Limited and A+ (lka) Stable by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.