Mr. Hiran De Silva

Director/ CEO

Mr. de Silva is a qualified and experienced professional in finance and investment banking. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA).

Mr. de Silva has been a practicing investment banking professional for over 30 years and has successfully developed and managed many institutions including a licensed specialized bank, non-bank finance company, specialized leasing company, primary dealer in Government Securities and Fund Manager. He has a strong focus on product & business development with international exposure having travelled to more than 20 countries to develop cross border business relationships.

Mr. de Silva is the President/CEO of Emergence Education, the promoter of AIBS engaged in education consultancy and representing over twenty Australian Universities in Sri Lanka. He was also a founder Director of American National College (ANC) in Sri Lanka. In addition, Mr. de Silva currently serves as the Country Director for HVS International, a globally renowned US based hospitality consulting firm which provides among many other services, training and development of hospitality industry personnel. He is a resource person of the HVS faculty and a speaker at hospitality industry conferences held globally.