Fintrex Finance Limited appointed renowned banker Jayathilake Bandara as its new Chief Executive Officer effective from 15th April 2020.
Bandara is a respected professional in the Banking and Financial industry with over 31 years’ of extensive experience in SME Banking, Factoring, Leasing, Hire Purchase and other areas of Banking.
Beginning his banking career at Seylan Bank PLC in 1989, he later joined Emirates Bank International PJSC, Dubai, UAE in 1998. On his return to Sri Lanka, Bandara joined Nations Trust Bank as Manager Kurunegala Branch and worked his way up the legendary ladder of the bank’s hierarchy and reached the position of Deputy General Manager – SME Banking
At the time of leaving NTB he was designated as Senior Executive Vice President Commercial Banking, Member of the Corporate Management and several other management and Board committees
A result-oriented person with a strong analytical capability to understand business drivers, and implement appropriate business and marketing strategies to create disproportionate value delivery to ensure sustainable stakeholder value, Bandara contributed largely to the development of Nations Trust Bank.
He holds an MBA from American City University, Wyoming, USA. He is a diploma holder in Financial Management from Wigan and Leigh College, UK and Banking qualifications from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. A strong believer and a person keen on Training and Development he was exposed to some of the renowned leadership and strategic management training programs both locally and overseas.
Fintrex Finance Limited, a licensed finance company having 12 business locations island wide, clearly has planned several developments for its future and the Board of Directors are confident that Bandara is the ideal candidate to lead Fintrex at this juncture and even after current crisis period of the country/ world.