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SDB bank appoints new Chief Digital Officer

SDB bank recently appointed Banking and Financial Tech expert Dinil Perera as Chief Digital Officer. His extensive banking-focused IT experience both in Sri Lanka and globally, will no doubt further propel the bank’s continuous digital expansion and transformation effort.

Drawing on over 30 years of varied experience as a banking tech professional, a considerable part of his career was with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), whose ranks he joined in 1989. He later joined their operation in Dubai from 1998 to 2014. In between, he completed a year-long stint with the Commercial Bank of Qatar, while also embarking on an independent project consultancy effort between 2014 and 2016. The global expertise gained positions him strongly to steer SDB bank’s digital business into new and uncharted markets while parallelly enabling efficient systems for world-class banking.

Upon joining SDB bank in late-2016, Dinil immediately played an instrumental role in the bank’s digital transformation process. The IT team, of which he was an integral member, also helped introduce the bank’s first Mobile Banking App, their Corporate Internet Banking facility, a Loan Origination System (LOS), and an all-new Debit card system. In recognition of his vital contributions to SDB bank, he received a promotion to AGM grade as the Head of IT in mid-2019.

A Certified Project Manager(PMI), a Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA), and the holder of an Intermediate Banking Diploma (IBSL), he is ideally placed to leverage his global expertise and strong credentials in leading the digital arm of a transformational SDB bank.

SDB bank is a licensed specialized bank regulated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, with a listing on the Main Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange and a Fitch Rating of BB + (Stable).

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