Who is Suran Goonatilake?
Suran Goonatilake, OBE is a Sri Lankan born British entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of Bodymetrics, a company that grew out of body-scanning research at University College London. As a PhD student at UCL, Suran co-founded a Big-Data company called Searchspace whose software is used by global banks and the London Stock Exchange. In May 2005 Searchspace was acquired by Warburg Pincus, a buy-out fund. Suran also co-founded the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, a non-profit initiative that finances and nurtures high-growth fashion designers in London.
He was educated at Royal College Colombo and the University of Sussex. He completed his higher studies at the University College London gaining his PhD. In 2005, Suran was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honours list for his services to Entrepreneurship.
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