- Studied at Loughborough University
- Joined in September 2014
- Now on second rotation in MillenniumIT, Colombo
“I studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering and, after my second year at university, I had the opportunity to do an internship in industry. While it was an interesting experience, it also made me realise that engineering was not what I wanted to do long term. I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment and was looking to try something different."
“By my final year I had become interested in the markets and had started trading stocks online in my own time. I was very sure that my future was in finance and specifically in trading. LCH.Clearnet spoke at my university about the new rules and regulations entering the financial world and how clearing was going to play a major role in managing this. It seemed like a fascinating environment in which to start my career."
“The relatively small size of the company appealed to me a lot as I knew it meant I would be able to get stuck in and to really build up my financial understanding. Now majority owned by LSEG, this hasn’t changed – while I’m now part of a much larger organisation, it still feels like a company where you can have a real impact."
“After my first rotation with FTSE Russell in London I chose to come to Sri Lanka where an opportunity opened up with MillenniumIT in their Project Management team. I’ve always been interested in emerging markets, so it felt like a natural next step for me. I’ve been helping to evaluate requests for our technology from potential new clients and to liaise with our various teams to come up with packages and solutions."
“Sri Lanka is a totally different world to London. The way people do business over here is quite different – the culture is very much about forming relationships and friendships. It takes a while to adapt to any new environment, but I’m really enjoying myself. I’ve been able to connect with all my co-workers and have been working closely with senior people across the business."
“I really think LSEG is the best place to be for anyone who’s interested in finance. The stock exchange plays a central role in the financial markets, so you get to oversee things from a number of different angles. The fact that the programme is now so international is an added bonus. I’m not sure where I’d go next – maybe Hong Kong or New York – or I might decide to experience a different side of the business in London."