National Development Bank PLC (NDB) Director Board at a meeting held recently appointed H. D. S. (Hemaka) Amarasuriya as Chairman and Ashok Pathirage as Deputy Chairman NDB.
Amarasuriya has a range of management, industrial marketing and business skills from his tenure as Chairman of the industrial and retailing conglomerate Singer Group and his experience on the Boards of companies such as Regnis Lanka and Bata Ceylon. He also brings with him experience in international management as a former Singer Asia Ltd. Senior Vice President and Retail Holdings Ltd. USA Vice President.
Pathirage co-founded Softlogic in 1991 and has served the Softlogic Group as Managing Director from its inception. He was appointed Group Chairman in 2000. Pathirage is also Uniwalkers and Softlogic Finance PLC Chairman. He also functions as Chairman/Managing Director Asiri Hospitals Group and other Asiri Group subsidiaries. Having begun his career at John Keells Holdings plc, a leading blue chip company in Sri Lanka, Pathirage has over 25 years of experience at senior managerial capacity in the information technology industry and in the business world.