Hakeem appoints Harvard, MIT alumnus as new DG at UDA
Thursday, 26 February 2015 01:44
Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Rauff Hakeem has appointed Nayana Mawilmada as the new Director General of the Urban Development.
Mawilmada is an urban development specialist with extensive experience planning, facilitating, and managing large-scale urban development, real estate and infrastructure projects across 15 countries. His diverse experience ranges from advising the Parliament of East Timor to leading numerous urban sector investments for the Asian Development Bank.
His academic training includes MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University in the USA.
The impressive appointment comes hot on the heels of Minister Hakeem appointing veteran banker and former Secretary of the Ministry of Industries and Constitutional Affairs, Ranjit Fernado as the UDA Chairman.
Immediately, prior to joining UDA, Mawilmada was the Managing Director at York Street Partners Ltd., a boutique investment bank, and TMS Company Ltd., a development focused consulting firm.
Mawilmada is an old boy of Trinity College.