Ariyasinghe new BOI DG
President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Duminda Ariyasinghe as the
Director General of the BOI. Ariyasinghe joined the BOI in 2005 and
specialised in Investment Promotion, Investment Appraisal, Project
Implementation and Monitoring/After-care functions.
He has managed strategic development projects with large FDIs such as
the Shangri-La and ITC developments. Prior to joining the BOI,
Ariyasinghe headed senior positions in marketing with Procter & Gamble,
Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz in the US and Canada.
In 2012, he was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship by the government
of Singapore to complete a Masters in Public Management (MPM) at the Lee
Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore
and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA.
During the program, Ariyasinghe was attached to the Economic
Development Board (EDB), Singapore, which is considered the gold
standard among investment promotion agencies and has played a key role
in the city state's rapid development.