TKS Securities appoints veteran Ralph Wijesinghe to top post

TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited, a leading player in Sri Lanka’s capital market space, today announced the appointment of Ralph Wijesinghe as its Acting CEO with effect from 07 May, 2014. Wijesinghe counts close to 25 years’ experience in Sri Lanka’s capital market.

Joining TKS Securities in 2010, Wijesinghe has been instrumental in the management of compliance procedures and client credit control at the firm. Prior to joining TKS Securities, Mr. Wijesinghe co-founded Investor Access Asia (Pvt) Ltd. – a company dedicated to facilitating financial trading through technology. Having started his professional career as an Executive Stock Broker at Forbes and Walker Stock Brokers (Pvt) Ltd., he served as Executive Director – Operations, Asia Fort Asset Management and also Director – The South Asia Fund and The Moghul Fund.

The Directors and shareholders of TKS Securities unanimously decided to appoint Wijesinghe as the acting CEO, having just accepted the resignation of a few members of the senior management team. The board also reassured clients that they would continue to receive the sterling service that they are accustomed to from the company.

With this appointment, TKS Securities envisages continued progress along its current business direction based on its strengths in the institutional / foreign broking business as well as its retail business.

A 100% Malaysian-owned equity investment house, TKS Securities’ key businesses include Stock Brokering, Equity Research and Corporate Advisory.

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