SLASSCOM appoints Chairman and Board for 2022/23
The Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) recently appointed their new office bearers for 2022/23, at the Annual General Meeting held recently.
Ashique Ali was appointed as Chairman of SLASSCOM for the year 2022/ 2023. He is the Managing Director of Talliance and is a veteran in the industry with over 30 years of experience.
As a founding member of SLASSCOM, he has played an integral role in supporting the chamber’s initiatives, helping to guide and steer it to its current position as the leading association in the country for the IT/BPM industry. He also represents SLASSCOM in several key committees in government and state institutions in policy, export promotion, FDI, capacity initiatives.
Chairman, Ashique Ali stated, “This is a demanding and difficult time for our industry, where the needs of the IT/BPM organizations, its people and stakeholders are severely challenged due to the volatile and rapidly changing economic situation in our country. Despite the many challenges our member companies have shown remarkable resilience in delivering on their commitments to foreign clients and investorsand looking after the wellbeing of their employees. These times call for strategic and innovative ways to successfully navigate the future to drive greater growth for our industry and country. I’m privileged to work alongside our board and general council members who bring together unrivaled tenacity and industry expertise, which will be a great strength to help position the industry for its next phase of growth.”
Outgoing Chairperson of SLASSCOM, Sandra De Zoysa, offering her congratulations to the newly elected Chairman and the board said, “Ashique’s long history of leadership and experience in the industry as being a founding member of SLASSCOM actively guiding the SLASSCOM team to launch many value-driven initiatives for the industry, makes him an ideal person for this role. I look forward to supporting him to make a positive impact for all the industry’s stakeholders, including IT/BPM organizations and its people.”
The other main office bearers appointed included, Jehan Perinpanayagam as 1st Vice Chairman and Nishan Mendis as 2nd Vice Chairman, Shehani Seneviratne as the Director of Operations and Feroze Carder as the Director of Finance.
Jehan Perinpanayagam the 1st Vice Chairman of SLASSCOM, is the CEO of Informate (Pvt) Ltd and the Vice President of the John Keells Holdings. SLASSCOM’s 2nd Vice Chairman, Nishan Mendis, is the Executive Director and the Technology Consulting Leader and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for PwC Sri Lanka. Shehani Seneviratne, appointed to the position of Director Operations, is the Chief Operating Officer at 99X Technology, whilst Feroze Cader, appointed to the position of Director Finance, is the Director, Head of Market Services Shared Operations at the London Stock Exchange Group.
SLASSCOM’s new illustrious board of directors include Sampath Jayasundara, CEO of hSenid Business Solutions; Arjuna Nanayakkara, CEO and Head of Shared Services of GTN Group; Dilan Rajapakse, Managing Director of VitalHub Innovations Lab; Shanaka Fernando, DGM at WNS Global Services; Rohith Pradeep, CEO of SAKS Global; Shehan Selvanayagam, Founder of Loops; and Harshani Perera, Co-Founder of Inqbaytor.