CEO - CIMB, Sri Lanka

Anarkali has over 16 years of Investment Banking experience in Europe and Asia, particularly Asian Emerging Markets. Anarkali joined CIMB Investment Bank in Sri Lanka as the country head in September 2011. Over the past 5 years Anarkali has established CIMB as the go to investment bank for cross border transactional expertise, advising on key transactions. Prior to joining CIMB, Anarkali was a partner with Amura Consulting, a Singapore based financial advisory services boutique which focused on small to mid cap transactions in frontier markets including private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and financial structuring.

Anarkali started her career with Merrill Lynch in Mergers & Acquisitions in Singapore where she worked predominantly on cross-border transactions across the ASEAN region in a variety of industries. She then moved to Merrill Lynch Europe in London and focused on Corporate Finance transactions involving equity, equity-linked, and debt financing solutions for corporate clients across Europe.

Anarkali currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keells Hotels PLC and the Lankan Angel Network, a platform for angel and private investors who invest in high growth early stage Sri Lankan ventures.
Anarkali received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Christ Church College, University of Oxford.