Shashi Kandambi, assumes duties as new GM and CEO of NSB from Dr Harsha Cabraal, Chairperson of NSB.
Shashi Kandambi, a prominent banking professional, has assumed office as the 19th General Manager and CEO of National Savings Bank (NSB) on January 10, 2024. Kandambi had a successful career as Senior Deputy General Manager of International Banking at Sampath Bank. She has over 35 years of experience in banking, including ten years in Corporate Management. Kandambi is known for her ability to develop and execute strategic plans, manage financial resources, mitigate risks, and maintain strict corporate governance standards. She also excels in customer focus, innovation and technology, regulatory compliance, and crisis management. Kandambi held several positions at Sampath Bank, including Senior Deputy General Manager – Corporate Banking and Deputy General Manager – Credit. Kandambi has an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Finance from CA Sri Lanka, and a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka. She is a director of the Institute of Bankers SL and past President of the Association of Professional Banks, Sri Lanka.
A simple ceremony was held at the Bank to mark the occasion. Chief incumbent of Bambalapitiya Vajiraramaya and Anunayake of Amarapura Sri Dhammarakshitha Nikaya, Most Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Thero, bestowed religious blessings and emphasized the importance of saving and thrift to empower the country and individuals financially. He also observed that Kandambi, as the new General Manager and CEO of National Savings Bank, will strengthen its mission of bringing the population under the savings net.
Dr. Harsha Cabraal, Chairperson of the Bank, welcomed Kandambi to the NSB family. He acknowledged the Bank’s employees as the pillar of strength behind the Bank’s resilience and success. Dr. Cabraal invited Kandambi to join hands with the excellent team of employees to take the Bank to greater heights.
In her address, Kandambi noted that NSB, with more than 4,000 service points, can achieve a competitive edge by maintaining the human connection in the service offered by the Bank while ensuring that technology is at the forefront of our strategy. She guaranteed her strong commitment and will toward steering the Bank amidst challenges to realize corporate goals.