Dr. D C Jayasuriya
Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya (LLB (Ceylon); Ph.D. (Colombo); Fellow – International Compliance Association (U.K.); Hony Fellow – Society for the Advanced Study of Law (U.K.); Member-Singapore Institute of Directors). He was the Director General and CEO of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka. He held these posts until 2003. In 2004 he was appointed as the Chairman of both these regulatory bodies. Dr. Jayasuriya is the Founder Chairman of the South Asian Insurance Regulators’ Forum. In 2005 he served as the Chairman of the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO) President’s Committee and as the Vice Chairman of the IOSCO Multilateral MOU Monitoring Committee.
Currently he is the Managing Partner of Corporate Governance Advisory Services Pte.Ltd., a consultancy firm registered in Singapore. From 2005 to 2013 he was a Director of the International Financing Facility for Immunization Co. Ltd. (U.K.) which is the third largest charity in the U.K. and served as a member of its audit committee. Dr. Jayasuriya has been a Senior State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Department and a Director of the Public Utilities Commission, the Public Enterprises Reform Commission, the Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, the National Procurement Agency and a Trustee of the Construction and Guarantee Fund. Over a period of twenty years he worked for the UN and its specialised agencies in Geneva, Vienna, New Delhi, Bangkok and Islamabad and held key positions as UNDP Regional Adviser on HIV and Development for Asia and the Pacific; Head of the UNAIDS Secretariat and Senior Programme Adviser to the Government of Pakistan; and Chief Technical Adviser to the UN International Drug Control Programme. He has undertaken consultancy missions for the UN and international organisations covering more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Central Asian Republics, South America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Jayasuriya has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and has lectured at many leading universities including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Institute of Advanced Legal studies of the University of London, Georgetown Law School, Delaware Law School, McGill University, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania, Mahidol University etc. For several years he was a Visiting Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He has written more than 20 books, 25 monographs and published over 200 articles.