WASHINGTON, D.C.—Devinda Subasinghe, former Sri Lankan ambassador to the United States and Mexico, has joined APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council. He will focus his efforts on building support for APCO’s operations in India.
Subasinghe, a former development economist and investment banker, worked closely with the United States on a broad range of issues during his term as ambassador, from coordinating emergency assistance for tsunami recovery to generating support for the Sri Lankan peace process. He also deepened bilateral security cooperation to deter terrorist and weapons proliferation threats and broadened the U.S.-Sri Lanka trade partnership.
A former permanent observer to the Organization of the American States, Subasinghe has advised public and private corporations, U.S. government officials and former Sri Lankan presidents and prime ministers on issues related to international economic development. He also served as an advisor at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. As the founder and former CEO of Asia Insight 21, Subasinghe consulted governments and corporations on trade and investment matters.
Subasinghe is also the president of Bridging Nations, an organization dedicated to the relationship between the United States, India and China.