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Hughes Hall Fellow to lead CJBS

Professor Gishan Dissanaike delighted to be appointed Interim Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School

Gishan has been a faculty member at Cambridge Judge Business School for over 20 years, and a Fellow of Hughes Hall since 2015, and has taught generations of students on the MBA, MFin, and MPhil in Finance programmes. He welcomed the appointment:

“It’s a real privilege to be appointed to lead the Cambridge Judge Business School during our search for the next Dean, and to serve the institution that has been such an inspiration, as well as my academic home for more than two decades. I look forward to nurturing the relationships, ambitions and conversations that keep the School – and indeed Cambridge – at the top of its game, in terms of impact, research, global economic benefit and philanthropic endeavor.”

Professor Dissanaike is a financial economist and holds the Adam Smith Professorship of Corporate Governance at the University. He gained his BA from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, before coming to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed an MPhil and a PhD in Economics. Gishan has also held a visiting faculty appointment at Cornell University and has been consulted by a number of international corporations, investment banks, and regulatory agencies.

Gishan has been a faculty member at Cambridge Judge Business School for over 20 years, and a Fellow of Hughes Hall since 2015.

Prior to joining academia, he worked for Banque Indosuez (now Credit Agricole Group, currently the 3rd largest bank in Europe). He has previously served on the Finance Committee of the University of Cambridge, is on the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) Management Board and is Acting Chair of the Cambridge Judge Faculty Board this year.

Gishan was the co-chair of the 2009 European Financial Management Association Symposium on Corporate Governance and Control. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN). His research interests include stock markets and their role in corporate governance, and corporate finance and governance.

The interim appointment is for one year and the process to appoint a permanent Dean will commence later this year.

Gishan’s biography is available here: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/faculty-a-z/gishan-dissanaike/.

Article courtesy of the Cambridge Judge Business School.