Roshan Madawela is the founding Director of the RIU with its offices in London, Colombo and the Maldives. In Advisory and Consulting, Roshan has headed many research teams, authored many dozens of international publications and produced multifarious Country reports for emerging and developed markets, specializing in real estate related investments. He has also served as Consultant, Macro-Economics at the Asian Development Bank, consultant to the World Bank, Sri Lankan Government Ministries and several international major banks. He is also a Director and Chief Editor of the Big Issue Sri Lanka magazine and a founding Director of the Real-estate Intelligence Unit. Formally he was a consultant at the Office of the Advisor to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Consultant at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and Editor at Pennwell Corporation in the UK.