Ruwan Senanayake, who was born in 1968, is a professional marketer who is based in Melbourne.
He was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and had his secondary education at the prestigious Ananda College, Colombo. During his school days Ruwan was a regular member of the school Quiz team. During 1987-88 he was captain of the College Quiz team which won many awards, including the award for the best Quiz team in the country.
After leaving school, Ruwan continued as the coach of the Ananda College Quiz team before embarking on higher studies as well as a career in international trade and transport.
Apart from Quizzing, Ruwan was an ardent follower of astronomy and space science and was the President of the Young Astronomers’ Association of Sri Lanka during 1991-2.
In 1994, Ruwan was awarded the Best Student - Sri Lanka country award at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). U.K for his exceptional performance at the Stage 1 examination in June. He completed his postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), U.K in 1996 followed by a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of The University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka in 2004.
In 2006, Ruwan was appointed as the Country Representative of the International Quizzing Association (IQA) in Sri Lanka.
He has been either the Quiz master or compiler of over 100 Quiz shows ranging from schools quiz competitions to corporate quizzes to Wisdom Ultimate Quiz Challenge, Sri Lanka’s premier table Quiz held every September.