Peiris succeeds R M Damitha K Ratnayake, who was func- tioning as the Acting GM/CEO of NSB. Peiris is a professionally qualified and a sound banker with a proven track record. He is a master of his trade and has to his credit an illustrious bank- ing career of over 32 years at NSB. Since joining the Bank as a Management Trainee in 1988, he has been serving in many strategically important spheres including: Branch Operations, Peiris has been instrumental in successfully implementing key projects in the Bank in his capacity as DGM (Operations), shouldering the responsibility of achieving the corporate ob- jectives of the Bank. He has also immensely contributed towards establishing the International Banking Unit of the Bank and bringing it to the present stand- ard. Further, he has the credit of being the first Manager of the Ja-ela Loan Center, which was inaugurated under the Loan Center concept of the Bank in the year 2007. With a First Class (Hons) degree in Physical Science from the University of Colombo, he is a Member of the Association of Professional Bankers, as well as the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management and the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development. Peiris is a firm believer of continuous professional devel- opment and has attended top- level industry seminars repre- Ajith W Peiris assumed his duties as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the National Savings Bank. The assuming of duties took place at the NSB Head Office. Kesila Jayawardana, Chairperson, NSB and members of the Board of Directors of the Bank, former Acting GM/CEO, members of the Bank’s corporate and executive management, past chairpersons, general managers, members of the Bank’s Trade Unions and well-wishers participated in this occasion. Ajith Peiris, Former DGM – Operations of the Bank has been appointed as the 17th General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of National Savings Bank with effect from October 12, 2020. Branch Administration, Retail Credit Sector, International Banking, Postal Banking. He has held several key positions such as – Branch Manager, Zonal Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Deputy General Manager before his elevation to the current position of General Manager and Chief Executive Officer. senting the Bank regionally and internationally. Using the wide exposure and expertise he has gathered in the banking sector over the years, Peiris is gearing up to spearhead the Bank towards a digital transformation. Peiris is a keen sportsman and has represented the Cricket Team of the Bank from 1989 to 2005.