Director, Head of Risk Management
Johann specialises in data science for credit investing. He sums up what he does in one sentence: “I leverage my domain expertise in credit – from over 15 years of exposure to international debt capital markets – with data science techniques to formulate high conviction, evidence-based investment decisions.”
After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at the Imperial College of London, Johann launched his career as a trainee engineer at the State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka. He made a career change to finance by joining the DFCC Bank of Sri Lanka and never looked back. Johann’s insatiable thirst for knowledge lead him to continue his education with a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance at the University of New South Wales. Johann has had tenure at a wealth of international financial organisations, most recently as the Chief Risk Ratings Officer at Equifax and a Director at Fitch Ratings covering public and private credit ratings of Australasian corporates. He was also a Credit Research Analyst at ING Investment Management as well as a Relationship Manager of ANZ Institutional Banking.
He lives by the principal of being prepared for the unexpected, because he knows, “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.
The secret to success? Kindness and generosity.