DFCC Bank has appointed Sohantha Wijesingha as Senior Vice President/Head of Corporate Banking
March 10, 2021
DFCC Bank, the premier commercial bank in Sri Lanka, has appointed Sohantha Wijesingha as Senior Vice President Corporate Banking/ Head of Corporate Banking of DFCC Bank with effect from 4 January 2021. Sohantha is a career banker bringing three decades of unparalleled experience to the position who possesses knowledge encompassing Branch Banking, Trade Finance, Payments & Cash Management, Institutional and Commercial Banking.
Prior to DFCC Bank he encompassed his 22 years of service in the banking industry at HSBC Sri Lanka, where he held senior management positions such as Head of Financial Institutions where he was instrumental in leading and arranging one of the largest loan syndications for a local bank at that time. As Head of Payments & Cash Management he led the team to achieve the Euromoney Award for Best Cash Management Bank for 3 years, and as Head of International Subsidiary Banking and Head of Corporate Banking he was instrumental in concluding landmark deals and strengthening key corporate relationships. In addition, he has also held responsibilities as relief cover for Country Manager Maldives and as Acting Head of Wholesale Banking at HSBC.
A proud old boy of St. Joesph’s College, Colombo-10, Mr. Wijesingha is also a recognized Associate of the Institute of Bankers’ of Sri Lanka (AIB). In his new role as Senior Vice President Corporate Banking/ Head of Corporate Banking, Mr. Wijesingha will oversee the various integral factions of Corporate Banking at DFCC, including advanced lending and deposit products, superior customer service, and the state of the art Payments & Cash Management System, DFCC iConnect.
DFCC Bank is a full-service Commercial Bank with a legacy of 65 years as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost financial conglomerates offers a gamut of commercial and development banking services. The Bank was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka and was also positioned amongst Brand Finance’s Top 100 Most Valuable Brands, 2020. DFCC Bank is rated [SL] AA- Stable by ICRA Lanka Limited and A+ (lka) Stable by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.
Senior Vice President/Head of Corporate Banking
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