Gishan Dissanaike is a financial economist and holds the Adam Smith Professorial Chair in Corporate Governance at the University of Cambridge. He is the Director of the Cambridge MPhil Programme in Finance, a cross-faculty programme involving three faculties – the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Mathematics and Cambridge Judge Business School. He has been an ESRC Research Fellow and an Academic Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He has also held a visiting faculty appointment at Cornell University.
Gishan has been consulted by a number of international corporations, investment banks, and regulatory agencies. He previously worked for Banque Indosuez (now Crédit Agrigole Indosuez).
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 interests lie in corporate finance and governance, and stock market behaviour. He is also interested in fintech-related projects.