Experienced Treasury Dealer Harindra Obeysekere has been promoted as Amana Bank’s Head of Treasury and Financial Institutions while being inducted to the Bank’s Management Committee. Prior to this Harindra was the Bank’s Asst. Vice President – Treasury and Financial Institutions.
Harindra counts over 30 years of banking experience predominantly as a Dealer with 18 years in conventional banking and 12 years with Amana Bank, where he pioneered many non-interest based treasury instruments and solutions.
Harindra holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Postgraduate Certificate in Finance from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia while also possess an ACI Dealing Certificate from the Financial Markets Association. Harindra is the Past President of Sri Lanka Forex Association, the premier body in developing, promoting, and stimulating innovation in the financial market/s of Sri Lanka.
Commenting on his appointment, Amana Bank’s Managing Director/CEO Mohamed Azmeer said “Having been with us for the last 12 years, Harindra brings in a wealth of knowledge in treasury functions including sound understanding of non-interest based treasury solutions. He has been instrumental in ensuring a good stream of trading income for the Bank and we look forward to his leadership in taking the Bank’s Treasury and Financial Institution function to the next level.”
Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah-based IsDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% shareholding of the Bank. The IsDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a membership of 57 countries. Testifying its position as a leading practitioner of the non-interest based banking model, Amãna Banks continued to be recognized amongst the Top 100 Strongest Islamic Bank’s in the World by The Asian Banker. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates, or affiliated institutions apart from its engagement with OrphanCare as its Founding Sponsor.