Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara

Chair - Board of Governors

Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara was appointed to the Board of Directors of the LOLC as an independent Non-Executive Director in August 2004 and assumed duties as Chairperson of the Company and its subsidiaries. She holds a BA Honours (Second Class) Degree from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, as well as a Diploma in French from the Chamber of Commerce, Brussels.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Management and the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. She was also a Past President of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association, Association of Professional Bankers, a member of the Commission of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and of the Task Force setup by the Government for Tsunami re-construction.

Mrs. Nanayakkara was the first woman executive to join a commercial bank, namely Bank of Ceylon, with the rare distinction of becoming the first woman General Manager/CEO of a Bank in Sri Lanka and the Asian Region.  She was also Chairperson/Director of several financial institutions such as the National Development Bank, DFCC Bank, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka and the First Capital Group of Companies. She has served as Director/General Manager/CEO of Seylan Bank PLC.

Mrs. Nanayakkara is presently the Chairperson of Taprobane Holdings Ltd and subsidiary companies of the Browns Group. She is also a Director of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC, Mireka Homes (Pvt) Ltd and Eastern Merchants PLC as well as a trustee of National Trust of Sri Lanka.