Mr Arjuna Mahendran has been appointed by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with effect from 23 January, 2015. Accordingly, he also functions as the Chairman of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Prior to his appointment as the Governor, Mr Arjuna Mahendran worked with Emirates NBD and HSBC Private Bank, where he held the position of Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. Mr Mahendran has nearly 30 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry across Asia.
Mr Arjuna Mahendran holds an M.A. and B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, from Balliol College, Oxford University, England. He also has been a regular commentator on CNBC, CNN and BBC TV channels, in addition to sharing his market insights with Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Asian Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.