Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Chevaan Daniel

Chevaan Daniel

Group Director, The Capital Maharaja Organization Ltd.

Chevaan Daniel has a diverse role as the youngest group director of his organization, whose portfolio includes companies in various sectors such as media, chemicals and energy. He oversees News 1st, Sri Lanka’s largest independent news network of TV and radio stations and also spearheads business development in the organization’s other businesses such as renewable energy, national security and infrastructure growth. Additionally, Daniel plays a leading role in the humanitarian efforts, speaking, for example, at the first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit. With a commitment to humanitarianism and cross-border collaboration, Daniel is recent recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship's Global Program. While on this fellowship, Chevaan will meet with policymakers, emerging thought leaders and organizations dedicated to economic development and the provision of humanitarian aid. Following his fellowship he hopes to create a forum to bring together government, private-sector and NGO leaders in order to address the needs of Sri Lanka’s vulnerable populations.