Mr. Taejun Shin
Chairman/ Representative Director of Gojo & Co Inc. Japan
Having graduated from Korea University and Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Taejun started his career at Morgan Stanley, where he created financial models and risk management tools, both of which later became the global template for its real estate investment business.
After 4 years at Morgan Stanley, Taejun joined Unison Capital, the largest private equity firm based in Japan. He managed several investment projects, one of which was awarded as “Exit of the Year in Asia” by Private Equity International. While working as an investment professional, Taejun founded Living in Peace (“LIP”) in 2007, and created the first microfinance investment fund in Japan’s
investment history in 2009 and made investments for MFIs. The NPO also created crowd funding donation platform for orphanages in Japan to improve living conditions of the children. Taejun cofounded Gojo in 2014 and has led the company management, investor relations and investment. Taejun has authored 8 books. His commentaries and interview articles appear most of the business magazines and newspapers in Japan. Taejun is the finisher of long-distance triathlon competition and 1648 km ultra-marathon. Taejun also holds the highest grade of Go, an Asian board game. He was selected as Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum. He is fluent in Japanese, Korean and English and at introductory level in Khmer.
Mr. Chandula Abeywickrema
Chandula Abeywickrema is the Co-Founder of Ath Pavura the first ever TV reality show for Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Investor in Sri Lanka telecasting on the largest national TV network.
He is also the Founder and Chairman of Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) which is the first of its kind agency on impact investing with the purpose of investing in existing and emerging social enterprises, promoting social entrepreneurship across Sri Lanka.
LIIN founded the first ever social impact funds in Sri Lanka in partnership with UNDP and launched platform dedicated for women social entrepreneurs and that promotes gender lens investing.
An accomplished and respected senior commercial banker with lead expertise and experience in retail and development banking. Chandula has a proven track record of over 30 years and is recognized in Asia as an expert in Financial Inclusion. Chandula spearheaded the retail and development banking strategy as the Deputy General Manager of Hatton National Bank (HNB). He has provided management and strategic director of HNB' s SME and Microfinance Portfolio for which he was responsible.
He has served as the CEO of CCC Solutions, the project management arm of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2015, as the Consultant Strategy and Marketing for National Savings Bank (NSB) 2016 to 2017 and Regional Development Bank (RDB) 2020.
Chandula has participated in numerous international engagements as an expert in the area of financial inclusion and is the current Chairman of the Banking with The Poor Network (BWTP), Asia' s largest micro finance network. He was also appointed by the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) as the advisor on Financial Inclusion to ABA.
He is the chairman of CSR Sri Lanka the national Apex body for Corporate Social Responsibility, representing the largest number private sector companies.
Mr. Prince Nayagam
Transformation Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer
“Veteran banker counting over 35 years of experience, 10 years of which at corporate management level and 5 years as Deputy General Manager Operations at Hatton National Bank. Having received extensive training in Commercial Banking in Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt he has completed an Advanced Management Development program in Ashridge Business School, London, and a Business Administration course from the National University of Singapore.
He is also an expert in Microfinance having successfully managed VisionFund Lanka as its Executive Director for over 8 years.”