DFCC Bank’s Chief Executive Arjun Fernando has been elected the new Chairman of the Association of Development Finance Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP). He took over as Chairman at the conclusion of the 39th Annual Convention held in Apia, Samoa recently from Managing Director of the Bhutan Development Bank, Pema Tshering.
This is the third time that a Chief Executive of DFCC has been appointed as Chairman of ADFIAP with Moksevi Prelis and Nihal Fonseka being appointed to this position in 2000 and 2010 respectively.
Arjun Fernando is a career banker who possesses over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial service industry, and has been on the ADFIAP Board since 2013. He joined DFCC Bank in August 2012 as Deputy Chief Executive and was appointed as Chief Executive and Ex-Officio Director in October 2013. Prior to joining DFCC, he was the Asia Pacific, Regional Head of Change and Delivery (commercial banking, trade and supply chain) of HSBC, Hong Kong