International Cricket Council
Giles Gunesekera

Giles Gunesekera

The quote “We can’t be, what we can’t see” is a powerful reflection on the value that events like the T20 World Cup can have on people’s behaviour, hopes, dreams and vision for the future.

Giles has over 25 years’ experience of building and developing teams and businesses for global enterprises. Giles has held senior roles in the financial services industry spanning recruiting, training, product, distribution and leadership. Giles is the Founder and CEO of Global Impact Initiative. The business Giles founded is the only Impact Investing business in the world that is a UN LEAD Company.

Giles has a unique blend of leadership and business skills gained in the corporate environment married with financial and governance skills gained in the Not-for-Profit sector. Giles holds numerous Volunteer Not-for-Profit Directorships ranging from International Aid, Human Rights, Climate Action, Disabilities, Education, Arts and Sports. Giles is on Advisory Boards for the United Nations for Climate & Health and Sustainable Finance. Giles is a Director of ASX Listed Magnis Energy Technologies (MNS). 

Giles has formal academic qualifications from Oxford University, Melbourne University, Monash University and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.