Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director/CEO of Hatton National Bank (HNB) was awarded the QFC – Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award for Sri Lanka 2010. The award is part of Asian Banker’s commitment to promote the importance of leadership in developing a sound and sustainable financial services industry.
The research study for the award programme is backed by the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC). The award is testimony to the role Theagarajah had in building HNB as one of Sri Lanka’s best performing banks, the Bank stated. HNBs expansion and its dedication to financial education and other social initiatives have been key factors in winning this award, it was noted.
The Board of Advisors and Selection Committee has recognised that as a result of Theagarajah’s leadership Hatton National Bank qualified through stringent criteria to qualify as “Strongest Banks in Country 2010”. The award was received from Neel Kashkari, former Assistant Secretary at the US Treasury heading the TARP Programme.