Dr. Kenneth De ZilwaDirector

Dr. Kenneth is a senior banker and he has over 17 years of experience at all functional levels in Senior Management positions. He has worked at Citibank N.A. and HSBC and managed all the functions across the verticals and leverage his knowledge and exposure.

His contribution as a Treasury specialist provides a strong platform in the areas of Risk management tools/products, money markets, debt markets and he has an in depth knowledge in both domestic and international financial markets.

He immense and in depth work experience in Capital Markets and Domestic Debt products have contributed to the derivatives market while at HSBC and Dr.Kenneth played a significant role in handling the derivative markets. He was a President of the Sri Lanka Forex Association and contributing in setting up the ACI market ethics committee.

Dr.Kenneth has created an environment to help Sri Lanka Forex gain full membership to ACI international, during his tenure while leveraging his experiences.


At Citibank Kenneth’s role as Head Of Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities [FICC] commenced in November 2007 to June 2010, where he was part of the Senior Management Team responsible for guiding and developing policy decisions of the Bank. This role covered management of the Bank’s Liquidity, Business plans, Profitability, Product development, currency and Interest Rate Risk positions, while ensuring balance sheet growth of the Bank.

He holds a MA in Economics for Development form Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, a MA in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Economics from the University of Colombo. He has also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Management and Finance from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka.