Saman Kelegama is the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). He is a trade policy economist who also works on industrial economics, public enterprise reform, and macroeconomics.
He obtained his doctorate -- D.Phil (Econ) from Oxford University, UK in 1990. He has an MSc (Econ) from Oxford University and MSc (Maths) first class degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India.
He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Economic Association. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australia South Asia Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1998); Salzburg Fellow (1997); USIS International Visitor (1993); and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (1992/3). He has been (and is) a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Colombo, Post-Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute (BDTI), Sri Lanka and several other institutions. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, ILO, UN-ESCAP, Commonwealth Secretariat, among other organizations.
Dr. Kelegama has served in the Board of Directors of many government, private sector and professional institutions
, and currently serves in the governing boards of a number of regional and international institutions.