As Chief Operating Officer of the Contentment Foundation, Navin Amarasuriya seeks to bring scientifically evidenced practices of wellbeing to schools around the world. He oversees the growth of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing curriculum across Bhutan, India, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Netherlands. This includes the cross cultural adaptation of the curriculum, cultivating strategic partnerships and developing new sources of funding to serve educators and students.
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 discoveries of wellbeing practices through the lens of science as well as the subjective experiences found in contemplative practice.
He is a non-executive director of the EtonHouse Community Fund ( which seeks to create pathways for vulnerable children to discover their unique gifts to the world. He serves on the board of the Center for Contemplative research that provides the training and ideal environment for full-time, dedicated contemplatives to engage in long-term meditation retreats and collaborate in rigorous research. Finally he is part of the fifth-generation ownership at the B.P. de Silva Group, established in Singapore in 1872.
EtonHouse Community Fund: https://www.ehcommunityfund.org.sg
Center of Contemplative Research: https://centerforcontemplativeresearch.org
B.P. de Silva Group: