H A KARUNARATNE

Mr H A Karunaratne is currently functioning as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has extensive experience in the financial services sector in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Mr H A Karunaratne is currently functioning as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has extensive experience in the financial services sector in Sri Lanka and overseas. During his thirty two years career some of the key positions held by him have been Assistant Governor and Secretary to the Monetary Board, Secretary to the Monetary Board Advisory Audit Committee, Director, International Operations Department Director, Financial Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka, Additional Director, Domestic Operations Department and Chief Dealer of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Mr Karunaratne served as a Vice President Fixed Income Department Refco Singapore Pte Ltd and Vice President, Prime Risk Monitoring, Man Financial Pte Ltd, Singapore, during which he obtained the license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to trade futures options and other derivative products.

MrKarunaratne was a Member of the Foreign Reserves Management Committee, Monetary Policy Committee and Market Operations Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from May 2009 to October 2015. Presently, he is the Chairman of the Financial System Stability Committee, National Payments Council, EPF Investment Oversight Committee, Internal Investment Oversight Committee of the Central Bank, Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau and Vice Chairman of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He holds a BSc Business Administration degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka and an M A in Economics from the Ohio University, USA. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

MrKarunaratne is a regular speaker at various local and international forums on reserves and portfolio management

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