Board Of Directors – Mr. Keith Bernard

Mr. Keith Bernard is the managing director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited. He counts over 30 years in the corporate, not for profit and public sectors with wide ranging experience covering manufacturing, construction, telecom, finance, management consulting etc. at senior management and CEO level with local as well as international companies and agencies. An accountant by profession Mr. Bernard received his initial training at Ms. Ernst & Young and thereafter having worked as Group Management Accountant at C.W. Mackie & Co. Ltd he joined the USAID funded Technology Initiative for the Private Sector Project (TIPS) that assisted over 300 manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka.As Director Monitoring & Evaluation of the TIPS project he made presentations in the US and Egypt on Technology Transfer models. Hehas served in Chief Executive roles of several local as well as international companies from the telecom, apparel and media sectors. In management consulting practice, he consulted for leading companies in the telecom, financial, construction, pharmaceutical and transportation industries.More recently he functioned as the Working Director of the Road Development Authority of the Highways Ministry. Mr. Bernard is an Independent, non-executive director of Melsta Regal Finance Ltd, and serves on several other Boards of companies. As a side interest he was associated with the Business Today magazine as a business writer and was a co-architect of the Business Today Top-10 corporate rankings and served on its adjudicating panel for 12 years. Keith Bernard has a MBA from the Aberdeen Business School of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK. His MBA dissertation was on Mergers & Acquisitions. He is a recipient of the distinguished Douglas Gourley award of the Aberdeen Business School for demonstrating Initiative, Endeavour and Creativity. He also has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds a Diploma in Marketing. Keith Bernard is an old boy of De Mazenod College.