Kalika Jayasekera is a Managing Director in the Legal & Compliance Group. Ms. Jayasekera is Blackstone's Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance in the EMEA region.
Before joining Blackstone in August 2015, Ms. Jayasekera acted as a General Counsel and Head of Compliance in the hedge fund industry in London for over 10 years. Ms. Jayasekera was a co-founding member of the Hedge Fund Lawyers’ Association in London. Prior to that, Ms. Jayasekera headed up the derivatives legal team for ANZ Investment Bank in Melbourne. Ms. Jayasekera received a first class Master of Laws (Corporate and Securities Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne. In 2016, Ms. Jayasekera was appointed as a governor of the LSE’s Court of Governors and a member of the LSE Investment Committee and Nominations Committee. She was a co-founder and co-editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. Ms. Jayasekera is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and has also been admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.