CFA Society Sri Lanka is part of the worldwide network of CFA Institute member societies that lead the investment profession globally. The Society announced the appointment of Aruna Perera, CFA as its 10th President at the AGM held virtually on Thursday, 10th November 2022. He takes the reins from Dinesh Warusavitharana, CFA.
Aruna is a leading finance professional counting over two decades of experience in Financial Analytics, Corporate Finance, and Valuation management primarily in the blue-chip and corporate sectors in Sri Lanka. He obtained his CFA charter in 2007 and has been a board member of CFA Society Sri Lanka since 2015. Prior to his appointment as the President, he served the Society in multiple roles including Vice President, Treasurer, GIPS Standards Chair, Research Challenge Chair, and University Outreach Chair.
Aruna Perera said: “I am honored to assume leadership of CFA Society Sri Lanka whose mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence is more important than ever as our industry and country face disruption from many quarters. I look forward to applying my wide-ranging experience and knowledge together with the Board in the service of its mission and key stakeholders”
Aruna currently works as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Analytical Instruments (Pvt) Limited (AIPL). Prior to joining AIPL, he was the Director – Corporate Finance and Valuation Consulting at PwC Sri Lanka. During his career of 25 years, Aruna has worked in multiple organizations including Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (Pvt) Ltd, John Keells Holdings PLC and Ernst & Young Sri Lanka.
Aruna holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK, and a BSc (accounting) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.