Jaliya Wijeratne is the CEO of the Group’s Equity operation, First Capital Equities (Private) Limited. Jaliya brings over two decades of experience in investment advisory in the capital markets of Sri Lanka and has extensive senior level managerial experience over the period.

In addition to fund and portfolio management experience, Jaliya specialises in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He was instrumental in numerous takeovers and sales of strategic stakes.

Jaliya has organised many foreign roadshows and international conferences on capital markets in addition to capital markets related training programmes both in Sri Lanka and abroad.

His strengths emanate from previously held positions as Senior Investment Advisor at Commercial CBC Crosby Capital (Private) Limited, Senior Manager Sales at DFCC Stock Brokers (Private) Limited, Director Institutional Sales at SMB Securities (Private) Limited.

As the former Chief Executive Officer and Director Institutional and Foreign Trades at New World Securities (Private) Limited, he led its investment advisory service to high net worth individuals, leading local corporate entities and global funds active in Sri Lanka. He was a Director of NWS Financial Services.

Other principal appointments –

President: Colombo Stockbrokers Association