Hemantha Gunetilleke to head Nations Trust Bank
Nations Trust Bank PLC announced the appointment of Hemantha Gunetilleke to the position of Director/ Chief Executive Officer, with effect from April 4, 2022. Hemantha, who was Deputy Chief Executive Officer since April 2020, succeeds Priyantha Talwatte at the helm of the Bank.
Hemantha Gunetilleke is a career banker with extensive international banking experience and a proven track record in Corporate Banking, Credit, Balance Sheet Management and International Trade Finance. Hemantha joined Nations Trust Bank in 2016 and served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer during the last two years, while being responsible for the Bank’s Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking business. Prior to joining the Bank, he held several senior roles at HSBC in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Hong Kong as well as at Standard Chartered Bank Colombo. An alumnus of Royal College, Hemantha graduated from Warwick Business School, UK in 1996 with a BSc in Management Science and holds a BSc in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, UK. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), UK.
Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Stemming from its vision of “helping people and businesses by providing financial services and information to achieve their goals and aspirations in a sustainable way”, the Bank serves a diverse range of customers across consumer, commercial and corporate segments, with an enviable portfolio of banking and financial products and services. Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, the Bank is a pioneer in many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as extended banking hours, 365-day banking and FriMi – Sri Lanka’s first digital banking experience. Delivering premium value, service and connecting its Cardmembers to rewarding experiences and opportunities. Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka. The Bank operates 96 branches across the country and has an ATM network covering 127 locations and 48 Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,700 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network.