Mr. Rasika Kaluarachchi, the partner/consultant of IC Heart/dhammahadaya.org, an exceptional, dynamic professional with proven expertise in the Banking and Finance industry in Sri Lanka for over 20 years, having held various senior positions, including nine years in the capacity of CEO, in leading Finance Companies registered with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed under the Colombo Stock Exchange.
Rasika holds a Master’s Degree (MBA) in Banking and Finance from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Postgraduate Dip.in Business Management from the University of Colombo and a BSc Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka.
At Prime Finance PLC, he served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer till 2020. He worked as the CEO for six years at TKS Finance, having previously served as Head of Credit & Risk Management at Abans Finance PLC for six years. At Sarvodaya Development Finance Limited he was positioned as AGM Operations. Additionally, he has held Executive positions at Lanka ORIX Finance PLC, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, and LB Finance PLC during his career.
Rasika is a good governance advocate,strategic planner and transformational leader, marketer, corporate trainer, motivational speaker, career adviser, management/Business consultant and SME trainer. He also serves as a visiting lecturer in several Sri Lankan universities and private academic Institutions, and as a resource person in several institutions, and a lecture in graduate management trainees programs.
He is a Senior Strategic Business Consultant of ORG analytics (Pvt.) Ltd. and facilitator/senior consultant of ‘MAP 16’, the career education project of International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with Ministry of Education. He serves as an Executive Director for The Fundamental Rights and Other Rights Organization of Sri Lanka, registered as a Collaborate Civil Society Organization of the United Nations. He is the founder/CEO of risemeup.lk, platform for career guidance, life coaching, HR consulting and Higher educational guidance.