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Ganaka Herath

Managing Partner, Colombo
Coleads McKinsey’s transaction-banking service work in Asia and leads McKinsey client service in Sri Lanka

About Ganaka

Ganaka is a partner in the financial-institutions group and coleads McKinsey’s transaction-banking service line in Asia. He serves global financial institutions, primarily corporate and commercial-banking clients, on a broad range of strategic issues. Based in the Colombo office, he also leads McKinsey’s client service in Sri Lanka.

Recent examples of his work include the following:

  • helping design and run one of the largest digital delivery labs in Europe
  • developing the global strategy for one of the largest digital lending-platform providers and identifying priority themes for the European market
  • helping develop the overall supply-chain finance strategy for one of the largest global universal banks
  • developing a market-entry strategy for a digital receivable-finance player
  • assisting a global universal bank to plan and implement the largest cost-transformation program in the organization’s history
  • developing a 20-country corporate and transaction banking digital platform and product strategy for a leading global universal bank

Published work

Unlocking Sri Lanka's digital opportunity, ” McKinsey & Company, October 2018

Supply-chain finance: The emergence of a new competitive landscape, ” McKinsey on Payments, October 2015

Past experience

Transaction banking product specialist; Relationship manager

Program manager


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

University of Nottingham
BA, economics