Renowned Entrepreneur Prabhash Subasinghe Joins Sampath Bank’s Board of Directors

Sampath Bank PLC, third largest private bank in Sri Lanka, announced the appointment of Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe to its Board of Directors, effective from December 1, 2023. This decision, ratified during the board meeting on November 30, 2023, was made under the recommendation of the Board Nominations and Governance Committee, following the necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval from the Director of Bank Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Prabhash Subasinghe, a distinguished entrepreneur with a track record of rapid success in building global companies, brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership. Known for his visionary approach, Prabhash is a Cornell University alumnus with a background in Applied Economics and Business as well as an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. His commitment to transforming Sri Lanka into a hub for multinational companies aligns seamlessly with Sampath Bank’s strategic goals.

As the founder of Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) and Global Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd. (GSF), Prabhash has demonstrated his prowess in steering companies to global prominence. GRI, a manufacturer of high-performance speciality tires, operates one of the largest and most advanced speciality tire production plants in Sri Lanka, while GSF, a processor and supplier of high-quality seafood, has made significant strides in the international market. Prabhash’s diverse business portfolio also includes investments in insurance, banking, luxury real estate, and a significant role as the principal shareholder of Ceylinco Insurance PLC, the largest listed insurer in Sri Lanka.

Ayenka Holdings, an investment company founded by Prabhash, boasts a large and diverse portfolio of investments in the Colombo Stock Exchange and a luxury real estate project in the Maldives. Furthermore, his influence extends to the banking sector, with investments in Sanasa Development Bank (SDB) one of the main shareholders in Sampath Bank, and a Non-Executive director at Hemas Holdings PLC. Prabhash was also a past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).

Prabhash, envisions being a catalyst for the next generation of corporate growth in Sri Lanka. The Global Group of companies under his leadership operates in ten offices worldwide, employing 1200 professionals with sixteen nationalities.

Mr.Prabhash Subasinghe

About Sampath Bank

Sampath Bank is a 100% local bank that has deeply rooted itself in the hearts of the people of Sri Lanka. Established in 1987, the bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer-focused approach to business. It has introduced many firsts to the Sri Lankan banking sector including the introduction of ATMs to Sri Lanka, extended banking hours and slip-less banking to name a few. The Bank continues to steadily transform itself into a technology-driven financial services provider whilst keeping true to its traditions and values.

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