Mr. Barnabas is the Managing director and Chief Executive Officer of ICRA Lanka. He has a MBA from Colombo University and a first class B.Sc degree from Madras University. He had been with the NDB Bank group for 20 years, holding many senior positions. He has also been instrumental/involved in setting up and managing a number of financial institutions for the NDB group. The last position held was as Chief executive Officer/Director of NDB Housing Bank Ltd, a specialized housing Finance subsidiary of the NDB group. Other senior positions held were CEO/Director of NDB Stock Brokers, CEO/Director of Capital Development and Investment Company, a specialized Investment holding company, and Director/Investment Committee member of Ayojona Fund Management company, a venture capital fund Management Company. He was also involved in setting up a Leasing company in the Maldives, at the initiative of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and NDB Group. He functioned as the first CEO/Director of that Company, Maldives Finance and Leasing Company Limited. After leaving the NDB Group, he has been the CEO of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC, the largest real Estate company in the country.