Stax Inc., a global strategy consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Kumudu Gunasekera to Managing Director in the firm's Sri Lanka office.
As Stax rapidly grows its presence in Southeast Asia, Kumudu has played an instrumental role in growing the capabilities of the team in the region, expanding our service offerings in consulting and big data analytics and building relationships with both multi-nationals and family-held entities.
Kumudu has brought more of Stax’s strategic and operational consulting to regional players in financial services, healthcare, and hospitality, growing on the firm’s established regional strengths in industrials, technology, and agriculture.
A thought leader in the field, Kumudu has become a trusted advisor to clients in Southeast Asia looking to drive business expansion across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, as well as Europe and the US via organic growth and M&A. Kumudu has also recently been elevated to President at the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.
Prior to joining Stax as a Director in 2014, Dr. Gunasekera served as the Principal Economist at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Washington D.C after receiving a PhD from Boston University. At Parsons, he partnered with his clients to evaluate opportunities within large infrastructure projects, transportation and logistics businesses, changes in international trade across industry, and how to capitalize on the resulting opportunities while mitigating risks. He was the founding editor of the Economic Forecasting Review and a monthly columnist in Roads & Bridges. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and industry magazines.
"It’s been great to have Kumudu’s perspective on large strategic issues, and the nuances of working with family businesses versus public companies and private equity companies. It’s a huge value to clients” said Rafi Musher, Stax Founder and CEO. “He’s expanded our offerings in the region, and has created great opportunities for talent in the region with interest in strategic consulting and analytics.”
Likewise, Stax President Mark Bremer praised Kumudu’s contribution to the firm and expressed excitement for his continued contribution to the firm. “Kumudu has been instrumental to our growth in Sri Lanka. We’re excited for him to join the Managing Director team at Stax and look forward to continued growth in the region, and globally.”
In his new position, Dr. Gunasekera will continue to play a central role in the firm’s global expansion, bringing more data driven advisory services to clients in the region, while building the capabilities and skill sets of our team in the region, and creating great opportunities for our team.