Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director and CEO of Hatton National Bank, has joined the Board of Directors of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). The decision was made at the Ottawa Board of Directors meeting and approved by Maureen O’Neill, the Chair of WUSC.
Theagarajah is the only Asian member of the WUSC Board of Directors. He will provide a much appreciated private sector voice to the Board’s deliberations.
WUSC is one of Canada’s oldest development organisations and has been active on Canadian university and college campuses to engage young people in issues affecting the world around them. Sri Lanka is one of 22 countries in which WUSC works and has one of the longest established country programmes addressing both training for youth employment and tea plantation socio economic development as well as work on gender.
A past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bank’s Association, Theagarajah was recently elected as the Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association (2011-2012). He is committed to development activities in Sri Lanka at a corporate and personal level. This includes addressing housing issues on tea plantation estates using innovative, environmentally friendly, social impact bonds.