Shemara Wikramanayake Wiki
Shemara Wikramanayake was born in 1962 and from England. She is an Australian businesswoman and Managing Director/CEO of Macquarie Group Ltd. Moreover, she has been named the highest-paid CEO in Australia for the first time in history.
Macquarie Group chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake earned $18million during the 2018/19 financial year – $5million more than the next corporate boss. According to Data company OpenDirector, she topped the latest list with a reported pay of more than $18 million.
Wikramanayake was one of four women on the list including Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Alison Watkins ($4.1 million), Mirvac Group CEO Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz ($4.8 million), and Fortescue Metals CEO Elizabeth Gaines ($5 million), Businessinsider reports.
Shemara Wikramanayake Career
In July 2018, she was announced as managing director and CEO of Macquarie Group and she made history at the time by becoming Macquarie’s first female CEO. Earlier, she had previously worked for the company in nine cities across the globe and was first hired in 1987.
In 2019, Wikramanayake was named one of Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women’ internationally. According to Fortune, Wikramanayake focused on climate change this year, becoming one of a handful of CEOs to be named as a commissioner of the World Bank’s Global Commission on Adaptation.
Shemara Wikramanayake Family
How old is Shemara Wikramanayake ? She was born in 1962 and from England and she is 69 years old as of 2019. Her father was from Sri Lanka and a Doctor by profession. She previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron.
She attended a state school in London before the family moved to Australia, where she went to Ascham School. Later, she studied commerce and law at the University of New South Wales.
Shemara Wikramanayake Husband
Curently, she is married to her Husband named Ed Gilmartin who was also a former Macquarie Banker and they share two kids one son and daughter.
Shemara Wikramanayake Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is $21 Million USD as of 2019. She stands 5 feet 3 inch tall.