Panel of Speaker

Inaugural Session

Hon. Mangala Samarweera

Minister of Finance and Mass Media

Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy

Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Hon. Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance

Mr Rajendra Theagarajah

Chairman, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva

Deputy Minister Economic Development

Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal

Principal Economist to the Ministry of Finance of India

Session 1

Mr Ganaka Herath

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mr. Shashank Srivastava

MD, WSD Consulting and former CEO Qatar Financial Centre

Mr Thilan Wijesinghe

Chairman, TWCorp

Hon Kabir Hashim

Minister of Public Enterprises Development

Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi

Secretary, Ministry of Education

Mr. Mano Tittawella

Chairman, EAP Group/Secretary General for Co-ordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms

Session 2

Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja

Chair Global Economy Program, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies

Dr Harsha Vardhana Singh

Executive Director, Brookings India

Dr Dushini Weerakoon

Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies

Ms Elizabeth Ward

Special Negotiator, Office of Trade Negotiations, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Mr. Anushka Wijesinha

Chief Economist, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Eric Miller

President and Founder, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Session 3

Prof. Rohan Samarajiva

Founding Chair of LIRNEasia

Mr. Kamal Quadir

Chief Executive Officer, bkash Ltd

Prof. Ajith De Alwis

Project Director, Co-ordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation

Mr. Gehan Dias

General Manager, MillenniumIT

Mr. Samantha Ranatunga

Managing Director, CIC Holdings PLC

Ms. Linda Speldewinde

Founder, Academy of Design

Mr. Dumindra Ratnayaka

Chairman, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Chairman of Martin & George (Pvt) Ltd

Session 4

Mr. Kushan Kodituwakku

Managing Director – Orel Corporation (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Arun Miranda

Managing Director - Trinity Steel (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka and Chairman & Managing Director - Astrotech Steels (Pvt) Ltd, India

Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma

Managing Director, Dipped Products PLC

Mr. Suresh Shah

Director / Chief Executive Officer, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC

Mr. Sean Van Dort

Director - Logistics, MAS Holdings

Mr. Deshal De Mel

Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance

Session 5

Mr. Hang Tian

Deputy General Manager, China Merchant Port Holdings Company Ltd

Mr. Sanjay Ganesh Ubale

CEO / Managing Director of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd

Dr. Qu Jian

VP of China Development Institute (CDI), Expert Committee Member, Ministry of Commerce of China

Ms. Nadija Tambiah

Head of Legal, Secretarial and CSR, John Keells Holdings PLC

Mr. Lakshman Jayasekara

Project Director, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development

Mr. Shamindra Kulamannage

Editor-in-Chief, Echelon Magazine

Session 6

Dr. Rae Kwon Chung

Former Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Ralph van Doorn

Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank

Mr. Sunil Sethi

Managing Director Fonterra Brands Lanka

Dr. Prasanthi Gunawardana

Senior Lecturer, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science

Mr. Avanthi Jayathilaka

Director, Global Management Consultants

Mr. Vidura Ralapanawa

General Manager - Environmental Sustainability, MAS Intimates

Mr. Uchita De Zoysa

Chairman of Global Sustainability Solutions (GLOSS)

Session 7

Dr. Amitendu Palit

Senior Research Fellow; Research Lead (Trade & Economic Policy), National University of Singapore

Dr. Wen ZHA

Associate Professor, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)

Mr. Nihal Rodrigo

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to China and the UN

Mr. Jim McCabe

Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Sri Lanka

Mr. Vish Govindasamy

Group Managing Director, Sunshine Holdings PLC

Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja

Chair Global Economy Program, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies

Session 8

Hon. Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance

Hon. Sunil Handunnetti

Member of Parliament

Hon. Vidura Wickremanayake

Member of Parliament

Mr. Shehan Baranage

Executive Director – News & Current Affairs, EBC Networks

Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody

Chairman, National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka

Hon. Arjuna Sujeewa Senasinghe

State Minister of International Trade (tbc)

Hon. Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

Minister of Justice (tbc)