Piyal D Hennayake, President at the AGM
The Association of Professional Bankers (APB) has elected Piyal D Hennayake as its President at the AGM held recently. He succeeded Sampath Bank CEO/MD Aravinda Perera.
Hennayake is the Deputy General Manager – Services of Hatton National Bank PLC and CEO/Director of its subsidiary Sithma Development Pvt Ltd.
He graduated from Moratuwa University in 1982 with Second class upper Degree in Civil Engineering and obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Construction Management) in 1991. Hennayake completed his MBA in Management of Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1992.
He joined CECB as a Civil Engineer after graduation and worked in several projects until 1990. Following the MBA he changed his career and moved to Lanka Ventures Ltd, as the Portfolio Manager in 1992. He commenced his banking career in 1995 joining HNB as the Senior Manager – Project Finance. He rose to the position of AGM – Project Finance and in 2004 was appointed to Head three Regions managing 35 branches.