Technical Director - International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Ravi Abeywardana is Technical Director, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) at IFRS Foundation. He sits on both the ICAEW Council and ICAEW Sustainability Committee. Abeywardana led the development of the Prototype General Requirements released by the IFRS Foundation Trustees at COP26, and [draft] General Requirements IFRS S1 released by the ISSB in March 2022. He has previously held global management positions in both industry and charity, across multiple geographies, covering capital markets, corporate reporting and disclosure within both finance and sustainability departments. He was Technical Director at Climate Disclosures Standards Board, consolidated by the IFRS Foundation in February 2022. He has held management positions for Olam International, a Singaporean listed entity, in both the finance and sustainability departments. He has a first class degree with hons in Geography from the University of Liverpool.