Chanaka Ganepola

Chanaka Ganepola


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Chanaka Ganepola is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School. Previously, he was a lecturer in Finance at Leeds Beckett University and Coventry University. Chanaka held several positions at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka over a period of 9 years prior to joining academia.

Chanaka holds a PhD in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School, MSc. in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from Imperial College London, MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from VTU, India. He is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Chanaka’s previous and current research work examines liquidity concerns in commodity markets and energy market issues.  



BMAN10522M: Financial Decision Making.

AMBS75004: Global Financial Markets and Institutions



Financial derivatives – Undergraduate - Coventry University

Financial risk management – Postgraduate – Coventry University

Financial trading and investment skills using Bloomberg – Undergraduate – Coventry University

Corporate Finance – Postgraduate – Leeds Beckett University

Investment management – Postgraduate – Leeds Beckett University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

External positions

Lecturer in Finance, Leeds Beckett University


Lecturer in Finance, Coventry University


Senior Assistant Director, Central Bank of Sri Lanka


Areas of expertise

  • HG Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Energy economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Commodity markets


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