Amal is an alumni of the London School of Economics, and is a CFA® charterholder. He previously worked at Jardine Fleming HNB Securities Sri Lanka as Head of Research. Following the takeover of Jardine Fleming by JP Morgan Chase he was transferred to Singapore where he led JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific ADR research and also managed the research of Hong Kong based Access Products Group.
Amal founded Frontier Research in 2001 with a vision of creating a firm that does great work whilst offering a choice driven culture to its employees.
Travis currently manages Frontier’s news curation products which is responsible for the delivery of Frontier’s brand of business-friendly & time efficient newsletters and other information products. He manages a team of news curators who work remotely and are responsible for the compilation and dissemination of ‘Time Twister’; Frontier’s flagship daily newsletter specializing in Economic and Finance news in Sri Lanka for which Travis was instrumental in its creation. Travis also plays a role in initiating and building business relationships with the management of various firms and has been sent to visit foreign clients in Singapore on behalf of Frontier Research. In addition, Travis is responsible for leading Frontier’s Real Estate Research Service which is Frontier’s latest line of research.
He is also a member of the academic staff of a number of education institutes where he lectures undergraduate students in the subjects of Economics and Finance and is also the Co-Chair of the CFA Society Sri Lanka’s Candidate Council. Travis likes to read historical fiction, high fantasy, graphic novels and listens to classical music. He also enjoys going on history walks and exploring museums and art galleries.
Thanuri leads the business development work at Frontier, including financial planning and budgeting. She graduated with a BBA(Hons.) Finance degree. She is a CIMA Passed Finalist and has passed CFA Level 1 . She was also a member of the Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo’s Faculty of Management and Finance and the Captain of the University’s Tennis Team in 2013.
She likes to relax with a good book on the beach or even just at home and prefers to end the day by spending time with her family. She’s also passionate about travel, preferring to go to “any place adventurous”, especially Jungle Safari’s!
At Frontier, Trisha is primary involved in economic research and the overall coordination of much of Frontier’s regular economic reports. Trisha graduated with First class honours in Economics and Finance from the University of London International Programmes, having conducted her studies at the Royal Institute of Colombo, and is a CIMA passed finalist.
She is heavily involved in social work through her Rotaract Club. She likes acoustic and indie music and would probably have been a musician if she hadn’t got into finance and econ. She now spends much of her free time practicing calligraphy.
Nimesha currently heads the Sector Research team at Frontier Research and oversees the strategic direction and growth of the team. A key responsibility of hers is the successful delivery of regular reports on selected sectors, as well as making sector-based presentations catering to senior level management teams of Frontier’s clients. She also plays a key support role to the CEO in developing and disseminating the ‘Equity Strategy Perspectives’ report series, which provides varied perspectives on the local equity market with an emphasis on the direction of the market for asset allocation decisions. Her leadership role expands to the Business Development arm of Frontier Research where she is jointly responsible for acquiring, managing and retaining clients.
She loves to relax with a book in her hand!
Umar currently leads Frontier’s software development effort, mainly dedicated to streamlining internal processes and leveraging technology in the workplace. He graduated with a Second class in Economics and Finance from the University of London International Programmes, having conducted his studies at the Royal Institute of Colombo.
He likes nothing better than to sit down with a good movie or book after a day of work. He is passionate about technology, claiming to ‘live and breathe the stuff’. He’s into sports as well, just don’t ‘expect him to win’!
Thilina is presently a Product Lead with the Economics Team. He has responsibility for analysing global markets and their impact on Sri Lanka and has been instrumental in the development of views on the politics of economics. He is a First-Class Honours graduate in International Relations and has represented Sri Lanka at the 70th UN General Assembly as a Youth Delegate.
He chooses to wind down with a walk or a jog, while listening to classical music, or just reading a book in a comfy place. His ideal vacation happens at any place of historical significance, where he can “get lost” in the history and take endless photos.
Anshari is a Senior Product Lead at Frontier Research with roles in both Frontier’s Economic and Sector Research teams. She is responsible for macro-economic forecasting, which is critical in developing overall macro economic views, while taking the lead role in Frontier’s banking sector related products. She often delivers presentations catering to top management of firms on these key areas of work.
Anshari joined Frontier with prior experience in the banking industry, having worked previously as a Deputy Manager at the Corporate Banking Unit of Nations Trust Bank. She has also completed all three levels of the CFA program.
She loves to get lost in anything to do with art and creativity and likes to play with graphic design when she has free time.
Shamila graduated with a Second class in Business and Management from the University of London, with her studies conducted by the Royal Institute of Colombo. Before joining our team, she worked as a Research Journalist for Ada Derana English News and then later became Content Coordinator at Pulse.lk.
After a typical day of work, Shamila would love to meet up with her close friends and relax with a cold drink and good food, or would love to head home and curl up in bed while watching reruns of FRIENDS. She is passionate about music, fashion, and most of all, food!
Shamila also wishes to travel the world one day, and would love to go to Greece, Italy and to Alaska to watch the Northern Lights.
Chayu holds an MSc in Psychology from the Cardiff Metropolitan University and studied data modelling during a master’s programme with the University of Westminster. He worked with the Green Movement of Sri Lanka and the Advocata Institute before joining Frontier where he where he works as part of the Economics team.
He also volunteers for special needs and autism care and coaches debating to school kids.
On a clear night after work, you can find him under a telescope with a notebook in his hand, jotting down thoughts about the stars.
Promodhya is involved in Frontier's Economics team, providing support with reports while also working on information curation. She is reading for a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration - specializing in Business Economics, at the University of Colombo, and worked as an Audit Associate at SJMS Associates for more than a year prior to joining the University as a full time student in 2015. She is a former vice-captain of the Women's Hockey team at the university and was the Editor for the Rotaract Club of the university's Faculty of Management and Finance.
Her passion for knowledge resulted in her spending most of her free time learning a new language or a skill. She strongly believes that a book can take a person to a different world and spends her time travelling those worlds as a get-away from any kind of a day.
Prior to joining our tech team, Senal freelanced as a web developer, web designer and a social media manager. He graduated with a Second Class Honors in Software Engineering from the University of Plymouth, UK having conducted his studies at NSBM, during which he contributed to a number of volunteer projects carried out by the Rotaract Club of NSBM and House of Hope Sri Lanka.
Senal is most passionate about technology and design, and his idea of relaxation is listening to Lo-Fi muisc, watching TV shows and playing a game or two.
If he could change one thing in the world, it would be to make people more self-aware.
Eshan is a member of the Sector Research team and assists in researching equity, banking and real estate sectors. He graduated in Economics from the University of London International Programmes, and is presently reading for a Master’s Degree in Financial Economics at the University of Colombo. Prior to joining our team at Frontier, Eshan worked with various organizations in the non-profit sector. He enjoys photography, design, learning about new tech, DIY, all things automotive, reading and singing in choir in his spare time.
Asel is currently a final year undergraduate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, an ACCA Affiliate, and also has a First Class Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
He was a passionate AIESECer during his university years and also was engaged in Rotaract as well. Even after all those commitments, Asel is now involved with initiation of a Leo Movement within the university as well due to his knack for been busy all the time. And when he is not busy, Asel spends his time browsing YouTube and reading anything he finds interesting.
Asel firmly belives that youth of the today are the future, and they have the greatest role to play in shaping the world they would live in.