Dr. Kutila Pinto
Kutila Pinto is a Senior Banker with almost twenty years of international banking experience. Most recently he was the General Manager of Westpac Bank Solomon Islands before he moved to Westpac Bank Head office in Sydney to fulfil Westpac Bank’s Pacific retail banking strategy as the Director of Everywhere Banking. After Kutila left Westpac in April 2015, he had proudly completed almost eight years with Westpac Australia in various capacities as Senior Commercial Banker, Bank Manager and Head of Business Banking Pacific. His previous Australian banking experience extends to working as a Graduate and then as a Senior Commercial Banker with Commonwealth Bank in 2002, Senior Commercial Banker with Suncorp Bank and Senior Commercial Banker with ANZ Australia for a period of four years before he moved to Sri Lanka to take up a position as Head of Corporate Banking for Nations Trust Bank.
Kutila has a Bachelor of Banking and Finance through Victoria University Melbourne and a Master of Business Management from International University of America UK. Currently he is researching for his PhD in evolving business models for sustainable banking and finance and Financial Inclusion in the Pacific through the same University. Prior to his graduate studies, Kutila has worked in Sri Lanka, and Middle East with Seylan Bank and HSBC Group.
Kutila is a Fellow of the Financial Services Association Australia and also a Commercial Pilot. His vast banking experience extends in to many areas of banking and finance with special emphasis on; overall commercial bank management, Leading change, Corporate and Institutional banking, Operational risk and compliance, bank strategy and strategy development, governmental and non-governmental relationships, public finance and economic development is developing countries. Kutila takes a special interest in “De Novo” bank development that is tailor made to assist developing countries achieve their economic potential.