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Amana Bank is honoured to announce the appointment of its Chief Internal Auditor - Numair Cassim as the President of the Chief Internal Auditor’s Forum of Banks. Testifying Numair’s exceptional leadership and expertise within the banking and auditing domain, this appointment was made during the Forum’s recent committee inauguration.

Having a strong track record in Internal Audit, Numair has been functioning as the Bank’s Chief Internal Auditor since 2017 while previously was serving as AVP – Internal Audit and Senior Manager of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Amana Bank Numair’s previous experience include Senior Process Analyst at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Senior Operations Officer of National Bank Abu Dhabi. A CIMA qualified Management Account, Numair, serves as the President of the Sri Lanka Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors while also having served in CIMA Sri Lanka sub-committees.

Numair Cassim, President of Chief Internal Auditor’s Forum of Banks, commented on his appointment “I am deeply honoured and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the President of the Chief Internal Auditor’s Forum of Banks. This appointment is a testament to the collective dedication of our banking community towards fostering collaboration and advancing Internal Auditing standards. I look forward to working with the esteemed committee and leveraging our expertise to address industry challenges, promote knowledge exchange, and elevate Internal Auditing best practices across the banking sector."

Apart from Numair Cassim as the President the CIA Forum’s 6th committee includes Varuna Koggalage (Seylan Bank) as Vice President, Dulan Abeyratne (HSBC) as Secretary, and Jayan Fernando (DFCC) as Treasurer. Other members of the committee include Charitha Jayawickrama (Sampath Bank) the Immediate Past President Ruwani de Silva (NDB), Gayan Ranaweera (NTB), Jeremy de Zilva (PABC), Dhananjaya Dayananda (SDB) and Kusala Karunaratne (Cargills Bank).

Since its re-establishment in 2015, the Chief Internal Auditor’s Forum of Banks serves as a collaborative platform uniting the Internal Audit functions of the Licensed Commercial Banks and Licensed Specialized Banks, with the primary purpose of building strong relationships and facilitating cooperation, addressing industry challenges, and promoting knowledge exchange among Internal Audit professionals. This forum plays a pivotal role in elevating Internal Auditing standards and best practices across the banking industry.

Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah-based IsDB Group being the principal shareholder of the Bank. The IsDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a membership of 57 countries. Testifying its position as a leading practitioner of the non-interest based banking model, Amãna Banks continued to be recognized amongst the Top 100 Strongest Islamic Bank’s in the World by The Asian Banker.

Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates, or affiliated institutions apart from its engagement with OrphanCare as its Founding Sponsor.

Image Caption - Amana Bank Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) Numair Cassim