Pan Asia Bank MD bags ‘Banking CEO of the Year Sri Lanka 2022’ 


After taking Pan Asia Bank towards the pinnacle of the banking sector as The Truly Sri Lankan Bank, CEO, Nimal Tillekeratne has been awarded the prestigious ‘Banking CEO of the Year Sri Lanka 2022’ title by the Global Banking & Finance magazine. Within a short span of five years with Pan Asia Bank as Director/CEO since April 2017 and Managing Director since March 2021, he has taken the Bank on an exciting transformational journey on the strength of his 44 valuable years of experience in the banking industry in Sri Lanka and overseas. 

His quiet yet determined leadership has transformed Pan Asia Bank into an institution that has pioneered many firsts while carving a distinct identity as a Bank that values and nurtures its Sri Lankan identity, the Bank said.

 Leading the Bank through key milestones during his tenure include driving the Bank’s digitalisation journey while setting new benchmarks in green financing to promote renewable energy and support the SME sector. His exposure to various disciplines in the banking industry has helped him overhaul all aspects of Pan Asia Bank.

Nimal Tillekeratne has been instrumental in transforming and introducing the Bank’s new brand positioning as ‘The Truly Sri Lankan Bank’; achieving Rs 3 billion in profits by growing the Bank’s performance YOY, drive technology adoption to provide better customer service and many more landmarks.  Tillekeratne is acknowledged as a banking veteran making a significant contribution to the banking and financial industry. 

He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka and has a post graduate Diploma in Business Statistics from the University of Moratuwa. Under his stewardship, the Bank continues to report solid key profitability indicators which rank among the highest in the industry. Going from strength to strength, the nation’s Truly Sri Lankan Bank’, Pan Asia Bank recently won the Runner-up Award – Banking sector and the Merit Award – Corporate Governance categories at the annual National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. It was also selected by LMD as one of the top 15 ‘Most Awarded Entities’ and top ‘Most Respected’ Entities. 

 Recording consistent growth year after year, Pan Asia Bank is strongly positioned as the ‘Truly Sri Lankan Bank’, marking an illustrious journey that has promoted financial security and fulfilled aspirations of its customers while supporting the prosperity of the nation. Pan Asia Bank’s journey of progress continues with renewed commitment as the most trusted Truly Sri Lankan Bank, the Bank said.