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New appointments

Wijeratne - HNB’s Chief Digital Officer

HNB’s Chief Information Officer, Sidath Wijeratne has been appointed as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and will take the reins of this newly created division of the Bank from this month on. He is tasked with executing the Bank’s digital strategy across all channels and help business unit leaders achieve greater growth and revenue. He will also spearhead process innovation, digital consumer experience and will onboard emerging technologies to ensure the bank offers a compelling, unmatched digital proposition to its customers.

Wijeratne holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Information Systems.

He served as the Bank’s Chief Information Officer during the past six years and prior to joining HNB, was IBM Sri Lanka’s Head of Business Consulting.

Dantanarayana - Country Sales Head, Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has appointed Milan Dantanarayana as country sales head for Sri Lanka.

This appointment underscores the company’s commitment to provide greater focus and support to local customers and partners, as well as to execute on growth objectives in extending market share in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

“With over 15 years of experience, Dantanarayana is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional with technical, presales, services and channel experience.

He has worked in multiple multinational organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and IBM.