Mr. Janakan Selvaratnam’s career spanning 25 years with Citibank N.A., Sri Lanka was Vice President, Head of the Local Corporate Bank & Public Sector for the bank’s Sri Lankan franchise. His exposure has been in managing client portfolios in the corporate, multinational, non-banking financial, and public sector segments. He was a member of the Bank’s Management Committee, Credit Committee, etc. The scope of his responsibilities included heading of businesses in a highly performance-driven culture, strategic & business planning, corporate governance & compliance, and credit & risk management. He possesses widespread experience working with risk management, legal teams, product groups, and regulators at all levels within and outside the country.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru) and a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka. He engages in business development and consultancies in the Banking, Non-Banking Financial Institution, Insurance Brokerage, and Corporate sectors.
Appointed to the Board :
Appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 18th December 2018
Mr. Selvaratnam currently acts as the consultant to Sampath Bank PLC’s Board Credit Committee. His main role is the provision of advisory services on corporate banking strategy, credit risk evaluation & approval and credit quality expansion.
He commenced his career at Citibank N.A., Sri Lanka in 1990. He has held several key corporate positions which include Head of Sales and Marketing for Commercial Banking and Vice President, Head Local Corporate Bank and Public Sector at Citibank N.A until 2015. Subsequently, he served as the Consultant on Risk Management to the Board of Directors of Richard Pieris Finance PLC and as the Consultant to Foresight Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd
Membership of Board Sub-Committees:
Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Board Credit Committee. He is a member of the Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, the Board Corporate Governance Committee and the Board Related Party Transactions Review Committee.