“I’ve always believed in the secular growth and increasing competitiveness of growth markets. Working with Actis puts me right at the forefront of this opportunity.”
Asanka believes in the potential of local businesses to be world- beaters. This, combined with the growth prospects of the emerging markets, led him to join CDC/Actis in London in 2000. He then spent four years in Africa before moving to the India office in 2004, where he sources and manages investments primarily focused on Industrials and Financial Services.
Prior to joining CDC, Asanka worked at Ernst and Young Corporate Finance, Ayojana Fund Management and Crosby Capital Partners. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School, London, and is a CFA charter holder.
Asanka has been involved in a variety of transactions in the industrials, business services, real estate and financial services sectors. He thrives upon the in-depth understanding he and his colleagues have about how local economies work. He enjoys using his skills and experience to work with a number of investee companies, each of which have different and diverse teams – but all of which are operating in an environment where businesses are going through rapid change and growth.