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.
Trisha Peries, CFA
Head of Economic Research
Trisha currently heads Economic Research services at Frontier and plays a key role in the development of Frontier's macroeconomic views while handling the overall coordination of much of Frontier's economic reports and presentations catering to senior level management. While overseeing her 5-member team of research analysts, she also plays an instrumental role in providing short term trading calls of local government securities through the Trader’s Edge report series. Additionally, she leads the initiative to ensure all of Frontier’s products fully meet and fit Frontier’s brand promise of being time efficient and business friendly.
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.
Head of Sector Research
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!
Head of Business Development
Thanuri leads business development and operations at Frontier, including client management, business growth, 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 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 Safaris!
Anshari Perera, CFA
Product Head - Economic and Sector Research
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.
Travis Gomez, CFA
Product Head - Information Services
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.
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’!
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.
Eshan De Mel
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.
Nirmani is an undergraduate of University of Moratuwa, in the second year, reading for BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and Management. She is also a CIMA Passed Finalist. Most of her time is dedicated to her work at AIESEC as the Local Committee Vice President for Business Development. She also engages in voluntary projects as a Rotaractor. Aside from her work at Frontier she works as a Freelance writer.
After a long day of work she will definitely be watching few reruns of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or hanging out with her close circle.
She's very passionate about creating change and trying out new, crazy ideas.
She'd definitely like to see what life in four legs is like for her pupper if she gets to live a day like someone else.
Malitha is currently a final year undergraduate following the Economics program under the University of London. He currently holds a Certificate of Higher Education with a mark of Distinction in Economics through the University of London. He was a part of the MUN Club at Lyceum International School where he won the Best Delegate Award in the Economic & Social Council. He joined Frontier’s Econ team after a 3-month internship at IPS.
After a typical day of work, he could be found listening to different genres of metal music. He is passionate about music and practices guitar during his free time hoping to join a metal band one day!
Ithara is currently in the process of completing her undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from the University of London. She has completed the Operational Level of CIMA and is about to sit for the Management Level Examinations. She was the Secretary of the Interact Club in her school which was involved with various community service activities.
Ithara loves the idea of catching up with the many TV shows she keeps up with after work but also spends her time trying to bake all sorts of dishes. She plans to travel through Europe and visit as many places as she can one day.