Professor Gishan Dissanaike has been a faculty member at Cambridge Judge for over 20 years and has taught generations of students on the MBA, MFin, and MPhil in Finance programmes.
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 up 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. 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.
The interim appointment is for one year. A process to appoint a permanent Dean will commence later this year and Professor Dissanaike will work with the University and Cambridge Judge community to deliver our mission to excel, while the search for the next Dean is underway.