LEADERSHIP

Our Board of Directors

We dream big. We invent bigger. And most importantly, we often do what many thought was impossible.

Dr Hans Wijayasuriya

Chairman, Axiata Digital Labs Corporate EVP/Regional CEO, South Asia, Axiata Group Berhad ​

Vivek Sood

Director, Axiata Digital Labs
​Group Chief Financial Officer,
Axiata Group Berhad

Anthony Rodrigo

Director, Axiata Digital Labs
Group Chief Information Officer,
Axiata Group Berhad

Thomas Hundt

Director, Axiata Digital Labs
Group Executive Vice President – Technology
Chief Executive Officer Smart Axiata

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Thushera Kawdawatta

Chief Executive Officer, Axiata Digital Labs

Thushera Kawdawatta, a technology leader and tech aficionado with 24+ years of software product development & consulting experience for world class global enterprises. Being a trailblazer in many IT initiatives at global industry level on software reuse, engineering productivity & software sizing and architecture governance & best practices, he has an extensive experience in architecting 100+ software projects across the globe including for fortune 500 enterprises.

Prior to ADL, in his 19+ years’ experience at Virtusa corporation he played the role of Chief Software Architect, who is responsible for software architecture standards, governance, capability development and R&D and a practice head role with having responsibility in building scalable organization. Adding that Thushera has served in key technical leadership roles for 2 startup companies.

Beyond that, he was appointed as a Board Member of the Academic Committee, University of Moratuwa – BIT for CODL, Board Member, CSSL (2016-2017) and committee member for the parliament select committee on AI standards for Sri Lanka.

Thushera Kawdawatta

Chief Executive Officer, Axiata Digital Labs

Thushera Kawdawatta is a technology leader and tech aficionado with over 24 years of experience in software product development and consulting for world class global enterprises. He is trailblazer in many IT initiatives at the global industry level on software reuse, engineering productivity & software sizing and architecture governance & best practices, with extensive experience as the architect of over 100 software projects across the globe, including for fortune 500 enterprises.

Prior to ADL, he spent over 19 years at Virtusa corporation where he played the role of Chief Software Architect, and was responsible for software architecture standards, governance, capability development and R&D and was a practice head role responsible for building a scalable organization. Adding to that, Thushera has served in key technical leadership roles for 2 startup companies.

He was also appointed as a Board Member of the Academic Committee, University of Moratuwa – BIT for CODL, Board Member, CSSL (2016-2017) and a committee member for the parliament select committee on AI standards for Sri Lanka.

Uresh Duminduwardena

Vice President -Engineering, Platform and products

Namal Jayathilake

Vice President -Engineering and Emerging Technology

Sanharsha Jayatissa

Associate Vice President -Global Operations and Client Services

Fawaz Ashraff

Head of Business Development

Niresh Samaranayake

Head of HR

Shifan Saleem

Country Head -Malaysia

Chandima Wijekoon

Country Head -Indonesia

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