SLASSCOM, the knowledge and innovation chamber of Sri Lanka, elected its new Board of Directors and General Council for year 2017-2018 on the 30th of June at its annual general meeting. Sri Lanka’s IT and BPM industry has seen significant growth over the last few years to grow at over 18% CAGR and is well poised to capture new growth opportunities through digital disruptions occurring across all industries globally. The industry has the potential to deliver a significant percentage of Sri Lanka’s growth agenda for 2020 with focus on the creating knowledge worker jobs and SLASSOM is focused on enabling this.

New Board for 2017 - 2018
Office Bearers:
Chairman – Ruwindhu Peiris (Managing Director, Stax)
1st Vice Chairman - Jeevan Gnanam (Director/CEO, Orion City)
2nd Vice Chairman - Ranil Rajapakse (Senior Vice President & Head of World Operations, IFS R&D International)
Director Operations - Channa Manoharan (Chief Operating Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Director Finance - Sandra De Zoysa (Group Chief Customer Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC)

Board of Directors:
S. Muralidharen (General Manager, Sampath IT Solutions)
Mangala Karunarathne (Founder & CEO, Calcey Technologies)
Shanil Fernando (Managing Director & Senior VP Engineering, Sysco Labs)
Chandi Dharmaratne (Senior Director – Human Resources, Virtusa)
Dinesh Wickramanayake (Managing Director, WNS Global Services)
Ashique M Ali (Director, Talliance)
Samath Fernando (Chief Executive Officer, H One and CIO, Hirdaramani group)

Ruwindhu’s welcome speech as the newly elected chairman was a celebration of the continued growth of the industry, highlighting examples of Sri Lankan IT/BPM innovations and achievements that will help further accelerate growth. While cautioning of fierce competition emerging from new entrants like Vietnam and Thailand, he called on all 50,000+ team members in the industry to be fearless in setting audacious goals and executing with speed. “ Live Loud…Be Bold ! “