Harris Premaratne is the new Chairman of GRI
GRI has appointed Harris Premaratne as its new Chairman with effect from March 29, 2018. A veteran banker and architect of innovative banking, Premaratne’s immense vigour and business acumen will prove to support GRI in achieving a leading position amongst global speciality tyre manufactures, a statement from the company said.
Harris Premaratne has over 40 years of banking experience with commercial banks. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of London. He served as senior deputy general manager of Commercial bank of Ceylon and as the Managing Director of Sampath Bank from 2009 to December 2011. He also served as the Managing Director of Cargills Bank Limited from 2012 to December 2014.
Premaratne was also the Chairman of Sri Lanka Banker’s Association. He also served as the Deputy Chairman of Softlogic Finance PLC and Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC. He is on the Board of Softlogic Holdings PLC, Softlogic Capital and is a director of Asiri Hospitals Holdings PLC., Asiri surgical hospital, Asiri Central hospital.