The 11th LBR LBO CFO Forum scheduled to be held today (16 October 2012) is to deliberate on the future of retirement, with the participation of three eminent speakers, namely — Murtaza Jafferiee, Prabodha Samarasekera and Dr. Nishan de Mel.
Murtaza Jafferjee is the CEO of JB Securities Ltd. He is also currently serving as an independent Director of Nations Trust Bank PLC and Serendib Hotels PLC. He was a director of the Colombo Stock Exchange from April 2007 to August 2009 and is the immediate past President of CFA Sri Lanka. He currently holds the advocacy chair of CFA Sri Lanka that includes promoting the CFA Institutes’ code of ethics and professional conduct in the Financial Services Industry.
He holds a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo, Bachelor of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from the University of NSW, Australia. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Prabodha Samerasekera is the CEO of NDB AVIVA Wealth Management is the largest private sector Asset Management Company, in Sri Lanka, with over US$ 450 million under management and is a Joint Venture between AVIVA PLC, UK and NDB Bank Sri Lanka. If offers financial solutions to both Retail and Institutional Clients.
He is an analytical and focused individual who possesses vision to evaluate issues at both strategic and operational levels, as well as the drive and passion to nurture and build successful teams that deliver exceptional performance levels.
Personal motto: “It’s not what you know; it’s how fast you can learn.”
Samerasekera has extensive exposure in Banking, capital markets and insurance. A high conviction on identifying and unleashing value to stakeholders by identifying points of convergence in Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance using technology.
Dr. Nishan de Mel
Nishan de Mel, Economist, B.A. (Harvard), M. Phil (Oxon), D. Phil (Oxon) has held several governing, teaching and research positions, including Lecturer in Economics at Oxford University. In Sri Lanka, he has sat on the Presidential Committee on Tobacco and Alcohol, the National Steering Committee on Social Security and the Presidential Task Force for Health Sector Reform. He has also served as the Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) and is currently the Director of Verite Research. Nishan is the author of ‘Designing Retirement-Income Security Arrangements: Theory issues and Applications to Sri Lanka.’
LBR LBO CFO Forum is organized by Vanguard Management Services.