Hasira De Silva is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ South and South East Asia Industrials, Property & Consumer Ratings team, and is based in Singapore. Hasira’s coverage has included both high yield and investment grade names in sectors such as homebuilders and REITs, natural resources, mining services, manufacturing, and chemicals, located across Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Australia.
Hasira joined Fitch in Sri Lanka in 2006 as an analyst covering national ratings across corporates, financial institutions, structured finance, and mutual funds. Towards the end of his tenor in Sri Lanka, Hasira led Fitch’s domestic corporate ratings team while simultaneously taking a lead role in assigning debut international ratings to several Sri Lankan banks and non-bank financial institutions.
Before moving to Singapore, Hasira was briefly attached to HSBC in Sri Lanka as a commercial banker with full P&L and credit responsibility for a portfolio of large domestic corporate clients. Hasira has a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from University College London, U.K. He completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program in 2011, and is a member of the CFA Institute of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.