Lilan Dayananda

Lilan Dayananda

Lilan Dayananda





Lilan Dayananda is an international award-winning youth social tech entrepreneur. Lilan is among the latest top ten Social Entrepreneurs of the Global-South by the United Nations Youth Envoy’s Office, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and UNDP Youth Co: Lab.

Lilan was recognized among the top 100 meaningful business founders in 2023 by Ernst & Young (EY), Hogan Lovells Global Law Firms, and Babson College in the United States along with Meaningful Business Community.

Lilan secured a prestigious position on Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30 Asia’ list in the social impact category.

He is an ALS Public Policy fellow of the Harris School of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and an Anubhav fellow of the Indian School of Public Policy.  Lilan is a graduate of the Stanford Seed Program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.