Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja
Professorial Fellow in Economics and Trade
Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja is Professorial Fellow in Economics and Trade at Gateway House and Senior Research Associate at ODI Global in London. He holds visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore and RIS in New Delhi.
He is a member of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s Stakeholder Engagement Committee on monetary policy and financial stability matters. Previously, he served on the WTO Director-General’s Task Force on Aid for Trade during the WTO Doha Round and the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Task Force on the Indian Ocean.
In a career spanning over 30 years in the UK and Asia, he has held senior roles in international organizations (including the Director of Research at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, Chief Programme Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and a Visiting Scholar at the IMF in Washington DC), government (including Executive Director of the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry’s think tank), and the private sector (including Global Head of Trade and Competitiveness at Maxwell Stamp PLC in London). He also worked at the Institute of Economics and Statistics at Oxford University and the OECD in Paris.
Dr. Wignaraja has published extensively on macroeconomics, international trade, regional economic integration and economic development. He has successfully led teams to deliver complex projects for aid agencies and governments in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
He has a DPhil in economics from Oxford University and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
Macroeconomic Outlook of the World Economy and Asia, Global Supply Chains and Free Trade Agreements, International Financial Architecture and Foreign Aid.