Mr. Thilan Wijesinghe is currently Chairman/shareholder of Digital Commerce Lanka, owning company of www.wow.lk, an e-commerce partnership with Dialog Axiata, TWCorp, a real estate focused investment and Development Management Company, and Sapphirus Lanka, manufacturers of sapphire to premium jewellers such as Tiffany, Cartier and Chanel. He also serves on the Boards of leisure companies affiliated to the Dilmah Tea Group, including the award winning Ceylon Tea Trails resort and several other public and private companies.
Having commenced his career as Senior Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Colombo, and Head of Planning at Sampath Bank, in 1992 Mr. Wijesinghe pursued entrepreneurial interests by co-founding Asia Capital, which became Sri Lanka’s largest investment bank in terms of market capitalization. He was a founder Board member of the Dublin listed Regent Sri Lanka Fund in 1993, the first ever country fund dedicated to Sri Lankan equities.
Having exited his investment in Asia Capital, Mr. Wijesinghe accepted an invitation to become Chairman of the Board of Investment, becoming its youngest ever and longest-serving head. Returning to the private sector in 2002, he functioned as Co-CEO of Asian Hotels Corporation PLC and Managing Director of Forbes & Walker Group and Overseas Realty PLC.
Mr. Wijesinghe graduated with honours from the State University of New York and Cornell University, USA, with three BSc degrees in Business, Industrial Engineering and Economics.