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Leadership

Meet Our Leaders

Our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership bring decades of experience in the space of innovation and digital transformation.

Leadership

Our Board of Directors

With diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for technology, our board of directors bring a wealth of expertise in areas such as business development, finance, technology and global markets. Their collective vision shapes the future of Axiata Digital Labs as we continue to push boundaries of what’s possible in the tech industry. Meet the minds behind our success.

Chairman – Axiata Digital Labs; Group Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Telecommunications Business, Axiata Group Berhad

DR HANS WIJAYASURIYA

Director – Axiata Digital Labs; Group Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Group Axiata Berhad

THOMAS HUNDT

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

ANTHONY RODRIGO

Director - Axiata Digital Labs, Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer- Axiata Group Berhad

ABID ADAM

Director - Axiata Digital Labs, Head, IR, Strategic Finance & Financial Planning - Axiata Group Berhad

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Thushera is a technology leader and tech aficionado with over 27 years of experience in software product development and consulting for world-class global enterprises. He is a 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.

Before 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 assumed the role of a Board Member on the Academic Committee at the University of Moratuwa – BIT for CODL, where he also served as a Board Member with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka from 2016 to 2017. Additionally, he took on responsibilities as a committee member within the Parliamentary Select Committee tasked with defining AI standards in Sri Lanka. Presently, he holds membership in the Advisory Board of the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Company (SLASSCOM) Technology forum and is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Thushera Kawdawatta

Chief Executive Officer, Axiata Digital Labs

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Namal Jayathilake

Chief Technology Officer
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Chandi Dharmaratne

Chief People Officer
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Sridhar
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Chief Revenue Officer
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Sanharsha Jayatissa

Vice President - Global Operations
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Shifan Saleem

Vice President - Client Success & Country Head Malaysia
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Ahmed Riza

Vice President - Finance & Corporate planning
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Amith Wijayasooriya

Vice President - Sales
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Chandima Wijekoon

Vice President – APAC Sales & Country Head Indonesia