Perera, whose appointment takes effect immediately, will be responsible for leading product innovation and growing the bankÆs transaction banking corporate platform in Sri Lanka.
The position was held previously by Stefan Mahrdt who has been relocated to Vietnam to head Deutsche Bank's global transaction banking and corporate banking coverage there.
Perera reports locally to Deutsche BankÆs chief country officer in Sri Lanka, Rohan Rodrigo, and regionally to Thomas DuCharme, head of global transaction banking at Deutsche Bank Asia.
Perera has 16 years of professional banking experience at leading financial institutions, including Standard Chartered Bank and Citigroup. Prior to this role, Perera was senior relationship manager, GTB, Deutsche Bank, where he managed a portfolio of multinationals and large local public- and private-sector corporate clients.
Commenting on the appointment, Rodrigo says: öSri Lanka is one of the key strategic markets for Deutsche Bank and we are optimistic about its growth prospects and potential. HemakaÆs new appointment reinforces the bankÆs commitment in Sri Lanka whilst supporting our expanding client base.ö