Dilshan Wirasekara, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Holdings PLC is an experienced professional with a career spanning over 25 years, comprising diversified expertise in financial services including, banking, treasury and investment management, capital market strategy and corporate finance advisory services.
Having joined First Capital in 2013, Wirasekara steered the Company, a full service investment institution holding licenses as a primary dealer in government securities, stock brokering as a full trading member of the CSE, unit trust management and wealth management licensed by SEC and debt structuring, trading and corporate finance advisory in addition to its fully fledged research unit covering macro fundamentals, equity and fixed income, to establish itself as a significant contributor to the local capital market industry. He spearheaded the formation of key debt structuring deals with internationally based development Financial Institutions as well the signing of strategic partnerships with foreign institutions focusing on emerging markets such as Sri Lanka.
He was the former General Manager of Softlogic Capital PLC guiding investment and trading portfolio management across subsidiaries inclusive of the Group’s Licensed Finance Company, Composite Insurer and Equity Brokerage; prior to which he was Head of Treasury at Nations Trust Bank PLC.
He specialises in Asset and Liability Risk Management having secured the accolade of leading and representing two Sri Lankan companies in winning the International Bank Asset and Liability competition organised annually by the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), German Investment Corporation (DEG) and Proparco – a subsidiary of the Agence Française de Development (AFD).
Dilshan Wirasekara is an Alumnus of INSEAD having successfully completed his Executive Professional Education at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. He is also an Alumnus of AOTS, Tokyo, Japan.
Other principal appointments –
Director: Colombo Stock Exchange