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HDFC Bank new GM/ CEO assumes duties

Mr. Upali Hettiarachchi assumed duties as the new CEO/GM of the HDFC Bank recently at the Bank's head office, Colombo 02.

Mr. Upali Hettiarachchi is a Central Banker and is released on secondment basis to the HDFC Bank. His distinctive academic profile includes two basic degrees namely, B.Com. (Special) Degree from the University of Kelaniya and LLB from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Further to his professional forte as an Attorney-at-Law, he possess M.Com. Degree.

He has an unblemished career of 32 years at the Central Bank in different disciplines. Before joining the HDFC, he was the Regional Manager of Southern Province Regional Office from 2013 to 2016. He has a wide experience having been a Senior Assistant Director /on-site Supervision Division of Non-Banking Supervision Department in 2013, a Senior Assistant Director /Off-site Surveillance Division of Non-Banking Supervision Department from 2012-2013 , a Senior Assistant Director/ Head of Project Finance Division/Regional Development Department from 2010-2012, a Senior Assistant Director /Head of Credit Guarantee Division – Regional Development Dept. from 2006-2010, a Dealer/Asst. Director – International Operations Dept. Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 2004-2006, an Accountant in the Finance Department during 2002-2004, at the Secretariat Department (1998-2002), at the EPF Department (1992-1998) and at the Provincial Office-Matara from 1989 to1992.

His outstanding profile includes exposure to the public sector as a Coordinating Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs), Ministry of Finance & Planning during the period of 1984-1989.

He was also a trainer of trainers and a Lecturer at the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, in the subject of Introduction to Banking and Financial Law and Non-Banking Financial Business at the Intermediate level in Applied Banking and Finance stream.