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Russel Fonseka, elected President AAT Sri Lanka

Russel Fonseka
Russel Fonseka

 W. P. Russel Fonseka assumed office as the eleventh (11th) President of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) and presides at the meetings of the Governing Council since then.

Fonseka joined Bank of Ceylon in 1990 and admitted to the Corporate Management in 2012. He has been holding many senior leadership positions ranging from strategic planning, financial management, retail banking, international affairs, treasury operations and serving as an active member of many management committees of the Bank since then. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Deputy General Manager (Corporate & Offshore Banking) of the Bank.

In addition, Fonseka possesses an array of academic and professional qualifications. He graduated with B.Sc. (Special) degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura.

Further, Mr Fonseka is a fellow Member of CA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka. He serves as a member of the Statutory Accounting Standard Committee of CA Sri Lanka. He is also a Senior Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Alumni of Harvard Business School of USA.

Fonseka serves as a Director on the Boards of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC, Property Development PLC and Transnational Lanka Records Solutions (Private) Limited.

During the past 32 years, AAT Sri Lanka has been a benchmark of excellence in the professional education sector, training and qualifying its members and students to be outstanding winners who are knowledgeable, capable and transparent in all that they do.

At present, nearly 6,000 active professional members and over 37,000 passed finalists, AAT Sri Lanka has become one of the leading educational bodies in the region that has consistently produced a large number of accounting professionals, much needed to a growing economy.

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