W.D. Premachandra

Chairman /Independent Non Executive Director at Myland

About W.D. Premachandra

Mr. Premachandra Wickramasinghe is the Chairman of Myland Developments Limited. He Holds Bachelor of Commerce special degree from the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura and obtained Master’s Degree in Business administration (MBA) from the Postgraduate institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura.                                                      

He counts over 40 years of professional experience in Management & Development Banking specialized in SME finance. He was the former Head of SME at NDB & SDB and has over 25 years’ service in NDB Bank.

He has associated with implementation of   several Credit lines funded by the World Bank, ADB, and FMO for development of the SME sector. He also has exposure to development finance institutions in other countries such as India, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia to develop SME supporting programs.

He also has worked as the Project director for a World Bank Funded Poverty Elevation project and also involved in several other consultancies for the World Bank, Regional Development Bank and Sanasa Development Bank to strengthen SME financing. He was a former Director of Rural Development Bank Gampaha.

He has extensively involved in training of Bankers on Development Fiancé and SME Project Financing. Also he was a visiting lecturer of Sri Jayawardenapura University and has written and published a book on “Project Evaluation Techniques” which is an useful hand Book for the bankers.

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