Our Team

Navin Amarasuriya

The Cultivator
Chief Operating Officer

Navin Amarasuriya oversees international operations and expansion for the Contentment Foundation. His main responsibilities are to oversee the growth of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing across Bhutan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Brazil, Singapore and the Middle East. This includes the cross cultural adaptation of the curriculum, cultivating strategic partnerships and developing new sources of revenue to serve educators and students around the world.

He earned his BSc in Business Management from the University of Manchester, U.K. and has Diploma in Animation from Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. An engineer at heart, he has constantly been inspired by the quantified insights of wellbeing practices within the mind, heart and body, and will be forever grateful to Matthieu Ricard for introducing him to this intersection of contemplative practice and scientific study.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Contentment Foundation, he is a non-executive director of the EtonHouse Community Fund which seeks to spread emotional, cognitive and future fitness programs to disadvantaged youth in Singapore. He also represents the fifth-generation ownership at the B.P. de Silva Group, established in Singapore in 1872. After 7 years of running operations for the luxury brand Risis and working on group strategy for the conglomerate, he finally realised that true luxury is having the opportunity to cultivate the heart and mind.