Ms Udari Ekanayake is a Doctoral candidate at Monash Business School in Australia. Her area of research interest is strategic leadership specifically chief executives officers and their top management teams. Her research project is supervised by Associate Professor Mariano (Pitosh) Heyden and Professor Matthew Hayward.

Udari holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Master of Business Administration (Management) from the University of Newcastle Australia.

She is currently involved in research projects with leading academics in strategic leadership from the University of Sydney Australia, University of Groningen Netherlands, and the University of St. Gallen Switzerland under the guidance of her supervisors. She is keen to develop her skills to produce high-quality research.