Sanjaya Mohottala assumed duties yesterday as the 21st Chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI), the apex investment promotion agency of the Government of Sri Lanka.
Having previously served as Director General of the BOI from March 2020, under his guidance, the BOI developed a new road map defining the foreign direct investment strategy for Sri Lanka, introducing prioritised sectors and sub-sectors to transform the economic landscape of the country, in line with the aspirations of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as articulated in his manifesto ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’.
Whilst thanking the BOI team for the support extended to him and investors especially during the onset of COVID-19, he invited all stakeholders of the BOI to join in making an effective contribution towards the economic upliftment
of the country.
Mohottala expressed his gratitude to the outgoing Chairman Susantha Ratnayake for his leadership and guidance, which set the pace for the organisation in delivering the objectives set out by the country’s new leadership. Prior to joining the BOI, Mohottala was Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group, with experience in Indo-Pacific, the EU and US. A Fulbright Scholar, he received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds a BSc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (with distinction), from the University of Moratuwa. He is also a Management Accountant (CIMA – UK) and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM – UK).