Mr D R Abeysuriya is the Group Director of Candor Group, Director of HNB Assurance PLC, and Bio Foods (Pvt) Limited.
Previously, Mr Abeysuriya was responsible for private equity investments for Eagle Proprietary Investments Limited, a 200 million Dollar PE Fund. Formerly, he functioned as CEO, Candor Group of Companies owned by National Industries Group (NIG), one of the largest listed companies in Kuwait, the Head of Strategic Business Development of Hayleys PLC, Managing Director of Amba Research (Pvt) Ltd., a pioneer global investment research outsourcing company and Managing Director of Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd, the first credit rating agency in Sri Lanka. Prior to that, Mr Abeysuriya was the Head of Corporate Finance at JP Morgan, where he handled international equity placements and restructuring of companies. He has held senior roles in private equity investment, consulting for the World Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka.
Mr Abeysuriya is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, Chartered Global Management Accountant, USA and a Chartered Financial Analyst, USA and has an MBA from Monash University, Australia.
Mr Abeysuriya functioned as a permanent member of the Financial Sector Reforms Committee (FSRC), a Prime Ministerial Task Force appointment and was twice appointed as a commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He was also a Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd (SLIC) and was the Chairman of its Investment Committee. Mr Abeysuriya has also functioned as a member of Board Risk Oversight Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and President of several finance and IT associations.
Mr Abeysuriya was named as “Lifetime Achievement” award laureate by CFA Institute, USA in 2017 for his outstanding work and dedication to the investment management profession.