Anarkali is an Investment Banker, with deep experience in Asian Emerging Markets. Anarkali was the Sri Lanka country CEO for CIMB Group, establishing the group as a market leader in the space. Before CIMB, Anarkali was a partner with Amura Consulting, a financial advisory services boutique focused on small to mid-cap transactions in frontier markets across the Private Equity, M&A, and Financial Restructuring domains.
She began her career with Merrill Lynch (currently Merrill, the Investment and Wealth Management division of the Bank of America) in Singapore, where she focused on cross-border transactions in ASEAN markets. Anarkali also worked on equity, equity-linked, and debt financing solutions for corporate clients across Europe in London. She currently serves on the board of John Keells Hotels, and the Lankan Angel Network, Sri Lanka’s largest network of Angel Investors.
Anarkali has an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford.