Mr. Pradeep Perera joined Abans Group in 2019 as Group Chief Internal Auditor. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Group Chief Internal Auditor of Sampath Bank PLC and Group Assistant General Manager – Finance at Peoples Leasing and Finance PLC, Head of Finance at LB Finance PLC and Senior Manager – Assurance at Ernst & Young, including a stint at the New York office of Ernst & Young. He counts over 27 years of experience in the auditing, banking, leasing and finance fields. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Institute of Internal Auditors and the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is an award-winning accounting professional.