First Capital Holdings appoints new CEO

First Capital Holdings Plc has appointment of Dilshan Wirasekara as its Chief Executive Officer. An experienced financial services professional, Wirasekara previously held the role of Deputy CEO at First Capital Holdings PLC and brings 18 years of experience in financial services, spanning both debt and equity related businesses.

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Since joining the company in late 2013, Dilshan has managed the integration of the five subsidiary business units, enabling the First Capital Group to provide a wide range of non-banking financial solutions, leading the company to achieving a sound and sustainable business performance. Dilshan will continue to oversee operations across the subsidiary businesses of the Group and will play a critical role in strengthening the company’s Corporate Advisory Services, while emphasising broader investment banking services.

Speaking about the appointment, Managing Director of First Capital Holdings PLC, Manjula Mathews said: “Dilshan Wirasekara has shown tremendous leadership and professionalism during his tenure with the company and we are pleased that he will be heading the First Capital Group as CEO. He possesses invaluable experience, enthusiasm and a keen understanding of the financial market. Dilshan’s appointment marks a momentous occasion in the group’s journey as it amplifies its efforts in attaining its vision of becoming Sri Lanka’s leading investment bank”.

“This is a significant time in the development of the company and it is a privilege to step into this role. I am excited about meeting the challenges and opportunities of the coming years and am looking forward to leveraging our resources and leadership capabilities to drive the next stage of First Capital’s growth,” said Wirasekara.