Deshal de Mel, a director at Janashakthi Insurance

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, one of the key players in Sri Lanka’s insurance industry, announced the appointment of Deshal de Mel as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the organization.  

Speaking on the occasion, chairman of Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Prakash Schaffter stated, “It is with great pleasure I welcome Deshal to Janashakthi Insurance PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He brings tremendous value through his knowledge, skills, and expertise to the industry. We foresee that Deshal will be instrumental in driving the organization to greater heights while strengthening our business strategies.” 

Deshal holds a BA in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics from the University of Oxford and obtained his Master of International Political Economy from the London School of Economics in the year 2006. He is an economist who has experience across the government, private sector, and academia. Currently, he is a Research Director at Verité Research Pvt. Ltd, an independent research institute. He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Sampath Bank PLC and Capital Alliance Investments Limited. 

He has held several positions in reputed governmental and non-governmental entities in the past. He previously served as an Economic Advisor to the Finance Ministry. He was a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka from 2018 to 2019. He has also been a member of the National Trade Negotiation Committee during the period of 2017 to 2019 and is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association. 

-Sunday Island

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