Mr. Harris Premaratne was appointed as GRI’s Chairman with effect from the 29th March 2018.
A veteran banker and architect of innovative banking, Mr. Premaratne’s immense vigor and business acumen will prove to support GRI in achieving a leading position amongst global specialty tire manufactures.
Mr. Harris Premaratne has over 40 years of banking experience with commercial banks. He served as Senior Deputy General Manager of Commercial bank of Ceylon and as the Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC from 2009 to December 2011. He also served as the Managing Director of Cargills Bank Limited from 2012 to December 2014. Mr. Premaratne additionally served as the Deputy Chairman of Softlogic Finance PLC and Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC.
In addition, he was a Director at the Sri Lanka Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) and was the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association. He was an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of London and a former President of Sri Lanka Banker’s Association.
Mr. Premaratne 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.
GRI considers it an honor to have Mr. Premaratne as its esteemed Chairman.