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Thiwanka Hewage

Chief Executive Officer

Sackville Capital

London, UK


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Thiwanka Hewage’s Biography

Thiwanka Hewage serves as the Chief Executive Officer of investment firm Sackville Capital.

The firm invests across the private markets universe. Within private equity, Sackville Capital targets recession-resilient businesses demonstrating strong growth trajectories, via both fund and direct strategies. In addition to this private equity strategy, Sackville Capital partners with individuals and teams aspiring to launch or scale their investment firms. The company also oversees an outsourced endowment programme that spans multiple asset classes.

Thiwanka has played an important role in founding Sackville Capital, formulating its growth strategy, and creating the right infrastructure. Since becoming CEO, he has focused on optimising the firm’s operating model to explore new business and investment opportunities. This involves initiating its direct investments strategy, which includes co-investments, and establishing the firm’s second office in Riyadh.

Previously, Thiwanka held significant executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Head of Risk at AHC Investment Division,...
Thiwanka Hewage serves as the Chief Executive Officer of investment firm Sackville Capital.

The firm invests across the private markets universe. Within private equity, Sackville Capital targets recession-resilient businesses demonstrating strong growth trajectories, via both fund and direct strategies. In addition to this private equity strategy, Sackville Capital partners with individuals and teams aspiring to launch or scale their investment firms. The company also oversees an outsourced endowment programme that spans multiple asset classes.

Thiwanka has played an important role in founding Sackville Capital, formulating its growth strategy, and creating the right infrastructure. Since becoming CEO, he has focused on optimising the firm’s operating model to explore new business and investment opportunities. This involves initiating its direct investments strategy, which includes co-investments, and establishing the firm’s second office in Riyadh.

Previously, Thiwanka held significant executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Head of Risk at AHC Investment Division, which is part of AWJ Holding Company (AHC), a leading privately owned real estate investment business in the Middle East. During his time at AWJ, he made notable contributions to the overarching strategy and operational framework across the organisation, before stepping in to senior roles within AHC Investment Division. In his role as CFO and Head of Risk, he was instrumental in building the infrastructure and foundations upon which Sackville Capital was ultimately able to spin out.

He was previously Head of Market and Operational Risk at Saudi Fransi Capital, and held asset management positions at Credit Agricole and MAS Holdings.

Thiwanka is an accredited Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Financial Accountant, FRM Holder in Investment and Financial Risk Management, and a Chartered Financial Analyst specialising in Financial Analysis and Investment Management.
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Thiwanka Hewage’s Background

Sackville Capital
Chief Executive Officer
2023 - Present
London, UK
Sackville Capital is an investment advisory business with a strategic focus on private markets, operating with an institutional approach and known for their thorough research. The firm’s strategy comprises investing in lower and mid-market private equity, platform investments and an outsourced multi-asset endowment programme.
 
Sackville Capital
CFO & CRO
2020 - 2023
London, UK
 
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Board Positions

Sackville Capital
Board Member
2022 - Present
London, UK
Having been closely involved in founding Sackville Capital, Thiwanka joined the Board in 2022 when he became CFO.
 

Media

Ex-Goldman Banker’s Firm Pivots to PE With New Investment Chief
Article
2024
Benjamin Stupples writes about Sackville Capital's change in strategy following the appointment of a private equity specialist in the role of Head of Investments.
 
Sackville Capital dives into private markets
2024
Rory Sachs highlights the change from investing in public markets to a focus on private markets for Sackville Capital following the launch of a second office in Riyadh and the appointment of a new Head of Investments.
 

Accreditation

CFA Institute
CFA Charterholder
2009
New York, NY, USA
A global association of investment professionals, the CFA Institute offers various certifications. Thiwanka is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with Financial Analysis & Investment Management.
 
Global Association of Risk Professionals: GARP
FRM Holder | Investment & Financial Risk Management
A global membership-based organization, the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) offers certifications and further education.
 
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