Dumith is Chairman of Asia Securities Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a leading independent Investment Bank in Sri Lanka which offers Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Stock Brokerage and Research services to international and domestic institutions, corporates and high net worth individuals. He currently also serves as the Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).
Dumith has twenty-five years of experience in international and Sri Lankan capital markets, having spent much of his career in global financial centers New York and Hong Kong with global banking firms JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse. There he held various roles across Equities, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Corporate Strategy. Prior to his return to Sri Lanka in 2013, Mr. Fernando was Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Asia Pacific – a US$2.5 billion revenue business across 12 countries – and a member of that firm’s Global Leadership Council.
Dumith is an Independent Director of CSE-listed companies Union Assurance PLC & Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC. He is also a member of the Financial System Stability Consultative Committee (FSSCC) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and the Economic Policy Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a BA in Physics & Economics from Middlebury College in the U.S. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.