Eroshan Alagaretnam is the South Asia Regional Director, managing the State Department project and development of the South Asia region. Eroshan worked in the International Development Sector for more than 15 years, supporting SMEs in various markets and value chains across South Asia. With a passion for helping inclusive business development, he has supported successful women-owned businesses, linking them with international markets through larger private companies to market and expand business opportunities.
Previously, Eroshan has managed large public-private partnerships, development initiatives of bi-lateral agencies and has also led many evaluation and research projects across South Asia and the Pacific region for bi-lateral programs (DFID, DFAT, USAID), UN agencies (UNICEF, UNWFP, UNFAO), and international NGOs in the areas of business development, public-private partnerships, microfinance, livelihoods, agriculture and education. He holds a master’s degree in regional development and planning awarded by the University of Colombo and a bachelor’s degree in social science.