Manjula Dissanayake

Founding Executive Director, Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.

Manjula is an investment banker turned social entrepreneur and founder of Educate Lanka – a non-profit social enterprise with a mission of democratizing opportunities for all through enhanced access to quality education and learning. Manjula has been named an under-33 “global influencer” and a top 10 social innovator in the U.S. Manjula holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Maryland and a master’s in social innovation and entrepreneurship from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He also completed his executive education in social entrepreneurship from Stanford University. He lives in Washington DC with his family and splits his time between the U.S. and Sri Lanka.