May 11, 2021

Aruni Goonetilleke joins Sunshine Holdings Board


The Board of Directors of Sunshine Holdings PLC has appointed Aruni Goonetilleke, former Head of Corporate Banking at People’s Bank, as a Director of the company.

The appointment is effective from 20 August. With the new appointment, the Board of Sunshine Holdings PLC will now be comprised of 11 directors, of which seven are non-executive, independent directors. A qualified legal professional, Goonetilleke counts over 25 years of experience in regional financial markets. She has extensive experience in enterprise risk management, credit, audit and business origination and has held several leadership and transformational positions in local and international banks.

“I am excited to welcome Aruni Goonetilleke to the Board of Directors of Sunshine Holdings. We believe her vast experience in financial services will further strengthen our Board’s breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified such an outstanding individual. I am confident that Aruni is going to make an important and positive impact on our company,” said Sunshine Holdings Group Managing Director Vish Govindasamy. Prior to her role at People’s Bank, she was the Head of Credit for Commercial Banking at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, where she was responsible for end-to-end risk management of a portfolio which consisted of more than 1,000 corporate clients.

She has also held the positions of Head of Credit for SME at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, Chief Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka and global audit roles in the wholesale and retail bank at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore. She is also a founding member of the Association of Banking Risk Professionals of Sri Lanka.

Aruni holds a Masters in Law from the Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Colombo. She was a visiting lecturer in law at the University of Colombo. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Overseas School of Colombo and the Chair of the Governance Committee. She is also a Director of Tea Small Holder Factories PLC.

Source : Daily Ft 24th August