Dr. Harsha Cabral new NSB Chairman
Dr. Harsha Cabral, a veteran legal professional with a wealth of experience and exposure both in the local and international arenas assumed duties as the new Chairman of NSB on May 17, at the NSB Head Office premises amidst the well wishes of Ajith Peiris GM/CEO, Senior Management of NSB and the members of the staff.
Dr. Cabral is a President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka with 35 years’ experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law, Company Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Arbitration, Securities Laws, International Trade Law covering both civil and criminal aspects of the said areas of the law. He has been a President’s Counsel for 17 years and commands an extensive practice in the Commercial High Courts and the Supreme Courts of Sri Lanka and has 16 Attorneys-at-Law working in his Chambers.
He holds a doctorate in Corporate Law from the University of Canberra, Australia. Dr. Cabral is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Governance Institute (UK & Ireland). He is a former member of the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka. He was the Founder Board Member of the Sri Lanka International Arbitration Centre. He was the past Chairman of LOLC Finance PLC, one of the largest Finance Companies in Sri Lanka and also headed many companies and banks.
He was also a member of the Cabinet appointed Committee on the National Trade Policy and also a member of the Presidential Commission appointed on reformulating laws of Sri Lanka. Dr. Cabral currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of many companies.
Dr. Cabral is a senior visiting lecturer at several universities and is also an accomplished author who has published several books.