Anushka Wijesinha

Adviser, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade of Sri Lanka

Graduate in Economics, University of Leeds Business School and University College London; alumnus, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. Formerly: Chief Economist, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Head of Industry and Competitiveness, Institute of Policy Studies; Special Adviser on Industrial Policy and Youth Entrepreneurship to the Minister of Industry and Commerce; consultant to multilaterals like World Bank and ADB. Currently, Adviser to the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade and leads the work on the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy. Founder, Smart Future Forum. Former Curator, World Economic Forum Global Shapers Colombo Hub. Member of the Board: Seylan Bank; FariFirst Insurance; HNB Finance. Member, Monetary Policy Consultative Committee, Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Likes to communicate economic issues via social media, through blog “The Curionomist”, twitter, and national newspapers and magazines. Twice named to 40 under 40 most influential Sri Lankans, Echelon.