Credit Suisse entices Mahendran to Singapore

Sri Lanka''s Board of Investments Chairman ends his public service sabbatical.

Arjuna L. Mahendran will return to the private sector as Credit Suisse Singapore's chief economist and strategist for the region. He moves to the Swiss group's private banking operations from the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, where he was the chairmandirector-general.

As chief economist and strategist for Credit Suisse Singapore, Mahendran will be responsible for expanding regional research capabilities and defining investment strategies for the bank's Asia-Pacific clients. In addition, he will direct the analytics team in interpreting market economics.

At the Board of Investments, Mahendran's responsibilities included attracting and facilitating inflows of FDI to the island nation. Following his departure, Saliya Wickramasuriya was appointed...

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