Mr. Vajira Kulatilaka, an alumnus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been appointed the new Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). He will take over from his predecessor Mr. Krishan Balendra on 5 June 2014.
With nearly three decades of experience in the financial sector and capital markets in Sri Lanka, he is currently, he has been a board member of CSE since October 2009.
Mr. Kulatilaka is the CEO of NDB Capital Holdings and oversees the operations of the Investment Banking Cluster of the NDB Group, which includes NDB Investment Bank Limited, NDB Securities Pvt Limited, NDB Wealth Management Limited and NDB Capital Limited, Bangladesh. Recently, he has also been awarded the ‘Best Investment Banking CEO Sri Lanka’ award by Global Banking and Finance Review in recognition of his contribution to investment banking in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Kulatilaka is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, and his Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1987.