Distinguished Fellow in Development Management
Former Director General, Agriculture and Social Sectors Department, Asian Development Bank

Professor Nihal Amerasinghe has been appointed a Distinguished Fellow in Development Management. This is the first time such an appointment has been made at AIM.

Prof. Amerasinghe joined AIM in 2002 after an illustrious career of over two decades at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). His last position at ADB was Director General for Agriculture and the Social Sectors Department. Prior to his work at ADB, he was an academic at the Australian National University and the University of Sri Lanka.

Since joining AIM in 2002, he was lead faculty in Project Management, Development Economics, and International Financial Institutions until 2011. He has been active in teaching in the Master in Development Management (MDM) Program and Executive Development Programs at the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (ZSDM).

Prof. Amerasinghe has also been involved in research work in Agriculture and Rural Development, Project Management, and International Finance during the past decade. He has authored two major works published by AIM, both of which have been well received. The first book, International Financial Institutions and Development in Asia was published in 2011 and the second, Design, Appraisal and Management of Sustainable Development Projects was published in 2015.

Prof. Amerasinghe has received many international accolades for his contributions to development and education in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2015, he was recognized as a Global Laureate in education by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.