Interim Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School
Adam Smith Professor of Corporate Governance
Director of Studies in Management Studies at Trinity College
Fellow of Hughes Hall
BA (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
My research interests include stock markets and their role in corporate governance, the efficiency of stock markets, contrarian portfolio strategies, behavioural finance,
corporate finance and governance, management turnover, capital structure, and emerging markets finance. I’m a financial economist and have been consulted by a number of international corporations, investment banks, and regulatory agencies.
I’m a member of the Finance subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on the investment and financial decisions of firms and institutions.
News and insights
Five members of the Cambridge Judge faculty are awarded teaching prizes for excellence across the Business School’s various programmes.
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. …
The breakup of General Electric shines a spotlight on GE’s once-dominant role in the airline industry through aircraft leasing, engines and financing, says a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School that examines “Why do unsuccessful companies survive?”