The new merged entity shall operate as TKS Finance Limited, whereby the consolidated company will continue to offer the highest levels of service to the clientele of both AFL and TKSF, upon finalization of the exercise, the company said in a media release.
Rasika Kaluarachchi, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TKSF, has been designated as the CEO of the merged entity. TKS’s unification bid has received the consent of the Board of Directors and shareholders of TKSF and AFL. The CBSL too has approved the modality of this move.
Commenting on the move, Dato Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi, Deputy Chairman of TKSF said, “The consolidation of the finance business into a single merged company will help the TKS Group better leverage the strengths of both entities and deliver greater value to our customers. This is part of our long term strategy to grow our presence and establish ourselves as one of the foremost players in Sri Lanka’s finance industry.”
“Making more efficient use of talent and resources that were earlier spread across the two companies, the consolidation exercise will help TKSF continue to innovate and grow in line with evolving customer needs and market realities. With AFL’s strong portfolio of complementary products, TKSF will now be able to extend greater levels of service to its customers through a wider network of branches spanning Colombo, Ratnapura, Matara, Negombo, Nugegoda, Kandy, Kiribathgoda, Kurunegala, Galle, Ambalangoda, and Trincomalee,” the release said.
The Board of Directors of TKS Finance Ltd comprises Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing, JP (Chairman), Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi (Deputy Chairman), Ling Chui Zhen (Executive Director), Lee Chong Pa (Executive Director), T. Dharmarajah (Director), Dr. S. H. A. M. Abeyratne (Director) and I. D. Weerasena - See more at: http://sundaytimes.lk/tks-groups-two-finance-cos-merge-one-unit-central-bank-guidelines/#sthash.YiKAau47.dpuf