2021 Blended Finance & Impact Week


Lasitha Perera


Chief Executive Officer


Lasitha Perera has been Chief Executive Officer at GuarantCo since 2017 and has been with the company from 2009 as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director responsible for GuarantCo’s investment activities globally. Prior to joining GuarantCo, Lasitha was an Investment Director of Total Capital, a private equity fund, where he was responsible for new investments and represented the fund on the Boards of portfolio companies in the UK and the Nordic region. He started his career at Barclays Capital where he worked in a variety of debt capital market roles in London and New York for nearly ten years. Lasitha holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Bristol. GuarantCo mobilises private sector local currency investment for infrastructure projects and supports the development of financial markets in lower income countries across Africa and Asia. GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden, through PIDG, and the Netherlands, through FMO and PIDG. GuarantCo is rated AA- by Fitch and A1 by Moody’s. GuarantCo’s activities are managed by GuarantCo Management Company which is part of Cardano Development. www.guarantco.com

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