H.E. Udaya Indrarathna

Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates &
Senior Board Advisor, SWFI

His Excellency Udaya Indrarathna, the serving Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates, commands an influential presence in the global arena and recipient of the Coveted Prestigious 2023 GOOD Fellow Award in London from The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Foundation USA for his disruptive contributions to positive global wealth creation. 

A world-renowned strategic catalyst, A board member, business growth specialist, CEO, mentor, and executive coach, he brings over 25 years of incisive proficiency in executive positions within the government and within the world’s leading corporations and arguably one of the Best Strategic Road Map Specialists in the World. 

His distinguished expertise in the multi-sectoral large family business domain singles him out as an authority of international recognition. Today, he is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and panelists at the world’s most prominent and influential events and forums. 

His incisive participation in the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s Global Wealth Conference in London in 2023, sponsored by the City of London, Udaya emerged as a leading voice during the groundbreaking panel discussion titled “The Current State of Family Offices.” at the Guildhall, London.

Udaya also drew attention to Sri Lankan investment opportunities in front of a 5 Trillion Assets Under Management AUM audience of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Owners during the Global Wealth Conference session titled “The UK and its Long-standing.

Udaya Indrarathna is currently authoring his most anticipated book, “UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The Unprecedented Social & Economic Miracle: A Masterclass in Nation Building by the Visionary UAE Leadership”, stands as a monumental work in its pioneering exploration of the UAE’s profound leadership principles.

As a master tactician and strategic thinker, he meticulously orchestrates plans that are adept at harnessing the potential of the tourism industry and various economic sectors. Exemplifying strategic acumen, Udaya masterminded Sri Lanka’s Economic Blueprint for 2024-2030. This plan, deftly crafted, navigates the current crisis and fosters resilience, illustrating his deep economic insight and steadfast dedication to Sri Lanka’s prosperity. 

Beyond his corporate accomplishments, Udaya has been a transformative figure in shaping Sri Lanka’s social and economic landscape. A fervent patriot at heart, his contributions extend into the sphere of talent development, having mentored and honed over 30 of the country’s upcoming aspiring CEOs. 

In a testament to his unflagging commitment to his homeland, Udaya was selected for the Presidential Task Force, a responsibility he embraced with utmost diligence. In the face of the global COVID-19 crisis, his instrumental involvement in developing Sri Lanka’s comprehensive prevention strategy was remarkable. 

Thus, Udaya’s multi-faceted contributions reflect not only his corporate prowess but also his deep-seated devotion to his nation’s well-being. His diverse roles illuminate his intrinsic drive for national progress and societal betterment, marking him as an inspiring force in Sri Lanka’s ongoing development journey. 

During Udaya’s illustrious career from 2002 to 2017, His invaluable contribution positioned him as one of the most sought- after go-to-market strategists, connecting the Key markets such as USA, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, and Russia.

Udaya is a Sri Lankan Born-Canadian and a Chartered Marketer, was a visiting lecturer at the esteemed University of Sorbonne AD. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Leicester, and an MSc in Marketing from Birmingham City University, UK. 

He is a Certified Transformational Executive Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation, USA, and a Certified Operational Analyst from Cornell University.


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