He joins the international humanitarian organization, after completing a career spanning 18 years with the National Development Bank, where he was last, the Vice President – Finance and Planning. His previous employment with the corporate sector includes the Maharaja Organization, Reckitt Benkiser Ceylon, KPMG and Julius & Creasy.
Dhanan Senathirajah is an Attorney-at-Law and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He counts 30 years of lecturing experience in CIMA, ACCA, CIM, ICSA and Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka. He has also been an examiner at Sri Lanka Law College. He holds a Doctorate in Missions from St Andrews Theological University India, and is also on the international faculty of the Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training, Hawaii, USA.
Dhanan joins World Vision Lanka (WVL) at a juncture where the organization steers its course into a new strategic period. As a visionary leader, he is expected to combine strong business discipline with inspirational leadership skills in line with values and ethos of the organization to take WVL forward.
He has been closely associated with the organization as a Goodwill Ambassador since 2011, and as a board member for Vision Fund (the micro finance arm of World Vision) since 2013. He also serves in the board of many organizations such as the Back to the Bible Broadcast, Campus Crusade for Christ, Lanka Bible College, Healthcare Christian Fellowship and United Mission to Nepal.
World Vision Lanka is one of the largest relief, development and advocacy organizations in Sri Lanka. It works in areas of child protection, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, economic development and education as well as in emergency response. It also works with over 15 corporate partners in Sri Lanka, and with major bilateral donors including EU, DFAT, KOICA and USAID.
The organization operates in 42 program locations serving some of the remotest areas in the island. Last year, WVL directly supported over 270,000 children through its programs in nearly two thousand communities,touching over 550,000 lives.