Kanchana  Ambagahawita

Kanchana Ambagahawita

PhD student in Information Systems and Innovation

Department of Management

About me

Kanchana Ambagahawita is a PhD Candidate attached to the Information Systems and Innovation Group in the Department of Management of the London School of Economics (LSE). Kanchana’s research interests are in digital innovations finance and challenges to the banking and payments industries by new entrants. Thus, her PhD explores the resolution of the control challenge between actors on open bank APIs in payment platforms. 


Kanchana is a Chevening Scholar and a recipient of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka PhD Scholarship. She holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from LSE and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Colombo. She is an Attorney-at-Law in Sri Lanka. Kanchana is a Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with over 8 years experience in external trade and, money and banking.  

Expertise

Financial technology (Fintech) innovations; financial regulations; actor dynamics in digital ecosystems; business models in regulated industries; payment systems