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Top economist to keynote CILT International Conference on 3 Oct.


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Eminent scholar and economist Dr.Ganeshan Wignaraja is slated to deliver the keynote address at the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka International Conference –2017 to be held on 3 October at the Balmoral Hall of The Kingsbury.

The theme for the conference is ‘The Age of Disruption – A Reality Check on Logistics and Transport’. This is the annual landmark event for the logistics and transport industry that will feature a power-packed lineup of distinguished guest speakers and panel of industry experts who will dissect the current disruption trends and share their views on what the future has in store for the sector. 

Dr. Wignaraja is Chair of the Global Economy Program (supported by Dilmah) at theLakshmanKadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI). He is also aMember of the Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and aSenior Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London. 

His experience overthe last 25 years has spanned the private sector, International organizations and academiain the UK and Asia. He has held senior roles at the Asian Development Bank (including Director ofResearch of the ADB Institute, Tokyo and Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, Manila), MaxwellStamp PLC (Head of Trade and Competitiveness in London) and has worked for the OECD, theCommonwealth Secretariat and Oxford University. 

His expertise covers trade and competitiveness, global supply chains and SMEs, infrastructure connectivity, development finance andmacroeconomic policy. He has published 18 books and successfully led teams to deliver complexprojects in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. 

Dr. Wignarajahas a DPhil in economics from Oxford University (where his doctoral thesis focused on Sri Lanka’s internationaltrade).

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a leading global professional body associated with the logistics and transport industry. The Institute holds unparalleled International recognition and works towards achieving its objectives of promoting and encouraging the art and science of logistics and transport through its membership and its educational qualifications. 

With a membership of over 33,000 from 30+ countries across the globe, CILT provides a professional identity to those in the ever-expanding logistics and transport sector. It is astrong, active and a unified professional association that is able to speak with authority on strategic issues affecting businesses and people in the industry and support their careers.


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