Ganeshan Wignaraja

Ganeshan Wignaraja is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore and a Senior Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

His experience over the last 30 years has spanned international organisations, government, the private sector, and academia in the United Kingdom and Asia. He has held senior roles at the Asian Development Bank (including Director of Research of the ADB Institute, Tokyo and Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist in Manila), Maxwell Stamp PLC (Head of Trade and Competitiveness in London), Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry think tank (Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo).

He was a Visiting Scholar at the IMF, a Member of the Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has worked for Oxford University, the OECD, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Ganeshan has a DPhil in economics from Oxford University, an MSc in economics from London University, and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He has authored or edited 20 books and monographs including Connecting Asia, Asia in 2025, Asia’s Free Trade Agreements, and Production Networks and Enterprises in East Asia.