Dinesh Weerakkody is Chairman of Cornucopia Sri Lanka and Director of several companies including Glaxo Smith Kline (Consumer) Sri Lanka . He is a former Chairman of Hatton National Bank PLC , Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, the Employees’ Trust Fund Board of Sri Lanka, the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, the National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka. He was also an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs and the Minister of Tourism Development . He was also the Chairman of the Government -appointed Committee to review the Banking Sector and NBFI consolidation and the Committee appointed to review the budgetary allocation for Education. He is also a former Director of DFCC Bank, Hemas Holdings PLC and Ceylon Tobacco PLC. Mr. Weerakkody is a Graduate in Business Administration (Advanced Diploma) from ABE UK, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Certified Management Accountants of (Sri Lanka), and a Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Also is a IPM HR senior Certified professional (USA). He was conferred an honorary membership by the Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka in 2008 for contribution to HR. Was also conferred a Doctorate in Business Administration ( honoris causa) from the American National Business University USA. Mr. Weerakkody is a Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Immediate Past Chairman International Chamber of Commerce and the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors of Sri Lanka and was a Member of the CIMA Asia Pac Industry Advisory Board and Vice President of Sri Lanka Tennis and is a member of the Sri Lanka Cricket Financial Advisory Body. He is a recipient of many national awards and an Author of six books and is a business commentator . He is a recipient of Sri Lanka National Honours – in 2019.