Gehan Talwatte

Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director

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Gehan is an entrepreneur and investor who specialises in using data and analytics to help businesspeople make better decisions.

He has founded/co-founded and run a number of venture and private equity backed businesses including Ascend (aviation data), Hoovers Online (company information), (trust and workflow software) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (IT services); all of which made strong trade or public market exits.

He currently holds several non-executive chairman roles on both sides of the Atlantic.  He works closely with management teams to transform traditional media/database businesses into high value analytics companies.  He has led strong exits for Smart Analyst (US and India based pharmaceutical research) and AgriBriefing (UK headquartered agriculture pricing and data).

Gehan is also the publisher of, the leading lifestyle blog for martini drinkers. Gehan was born and raised in Sri Lanka, educated in the US, and makes his home in London.