Dr. Shridhir Sariputta Hansa Wijayasuriya

Dr. Shridhir Sariputta Hansa Wijayasuriya

Group Chief Executive / Non-Independent, Executive Director
Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya was appointed to the Board of Dialog Axiata on 19th January 2001.

Dr. Wijayasuriya joined the Company in 1994 as a member of the founding management team of the Company, and has functioned in the capacity of the Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata, since 1997. Dr. Wijayasuriya serves on the boards of several subsidiaries and associates, locally and internationally of the Dialog Group and Axiata Group respectively. Dr. Wijayasuriya also leads the Digital Services operations of the Axiata Group in the capacity of the Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Digital Services. He also serves on the boards of the Sri Lanka Institute of NanoTechnoloy (SLINTEC) and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). Dr. Wijayasuriya holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, a PhD in Digital Mobile Communications from the University of Bristol, UK and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology of the UK (IET), and a Chartered Professional Engineer. Dr. Wijayasuriya is a past Chairman of GSM Asia Pacific – the regional interest group of the GSM Association representing 49 Asia Pacific member countries, and has earned the distinction of being included in the GSM 100 Role of Honour for his contribution to GSM in the Asia Pacific Region. He was a recipient of the CIMA-Janashakthi Business Leader of the Year award in its inaugural year of presentation in 2003, and of the coveted ‘Sri Lankan of the Year' award in 2008 presented by Sri Lanka's premier business journal, the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD).

Pradeep De Almeida

Pradeep De Almeida

Group Chief Technology Officer

Pradeep leads the Technology function of the Dialog Group. His portfolio spans the planning, development and operation of multiple networks and services including but not limited to the Group’s Mobile, Broadband, Fixed Line, Digital Television and International Telecommunications infrastructures.

Pradeep joined Dialog Axiata in 1996 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and is a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) United Kingdom.

Over the course of his 18 year career in technology management, Pradeep has garnered extensive experience across multiple generations of mobile telephony technology leading up to the most recent 4G technologies, based on which the Dialog Group has implemented Mobile FD-LTE and Fixed TD-LTE networks. Pradeep is a regular speaker at Technology forums both locally and internationally.

Sandra De Zoysa

Sandra De Zoysa

Group Chief Customer Officer

Sandra joined Dialog in 1997 as a member of the Company’s Senior Management Team and is the Group Chief Customer Officer and Chairperson of the customer experience excellence group leadership committee of the Company. She counts over two decades of experience in the mobile telecommunication Industry as a pioneer customer service practitioner

In 2011, Sandra was honoured with the Industry champion award for Sri Lanka at the Contact Centre World top ranking performers conference & awards ceremony. Sandra also ranked among the Top 10 business women in Sri Lanka on the Echelon Top 50 most powerful women in business. Sandra is an avid speaker at Customer Experience Industry forums internationally and locally and is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Colombo, School of Computing on customer experience and CRM. Sandra is also a founding member and a Director of the board of SLASSCOM, the national IT-BPO chamber.

Upali Gajanaike

Upali Gajanaike

Chief Executive Officer - Dialog Tele- Infrastructure

Upali functions as the Chief Executive Officer of Dialog Tele-infrastructures Strategic Business Unit. His portfolio includes management of passive and transmission infrastructure of the Dialog Group and related commercial operations.

With over 19 years of experience in the Telecommunication industry, he has been a key member of Mobile, Fixed, and Transport network rollouts and many other strategic projects and business initiatives. His extensive experience largely covers Designing, Planning, Implementation, Project Management, and Operations & Maintenance of Telecommunication & IT networks and systems.

Upali holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and also holds a Master of Buisness Administration from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK, a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Jeremy Huxtable

Jeremy Huxtable

Group Chief Officer - Dialog Enterprise

Jeremy leads the Enterprise Business unit of the Dialog Group, and counts over 15 years senior leadership experience in the telecommunications industry on the backdrop of a multi-country and multi-sector management career spanning over 3 decades

Jeremy joined the Group Senior Management Team of Dialog following a stint close upon 7 years as the Managing Director of Suntel Ltd. Prior to taking the helm at Suntel in 2005, Jerry held several senior management positions in the Scandinavian region with Orange International, the mobile arm of France Telecom including that of CEO of Orange Sweden and Director for Strategy and Planning at Orange Denmark. Prior to joining Orange, Jerry held the position of Vice President at an internet start-up that was listed on the German Neuer Markdt. Jeremy commenced his management journey in the pharmaceutical industry and later went on to take up numerous senior management positions with DHL in Baharain, Saudi Arabia, UK and Pakistan.

Azwan Khan

Azwan Khan

Group Chief Operating Officer

Azwan leads the Mobile, Broadband, Fixed Line, International and Digital Television Strategic Business units of the Dialog Group. His portfolio also spans Group Corporate Strategy, Business Control and overall Operations Management of the Group.

Azwan counts over two decades of Senior Leadership experience. Prior to his current position Azwan functioned as the Group Chief Strategy Officer of Axiata Group Berhad and a Board member of Dialog Axiata PLC, and former Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Development in Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd. Azwan graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from the Imperial College of London and has an extensive mix of telecommunications and non-telecommunications experience across a range of companies.

His professional experience also includes tenure with the Boston Consulting Group and Shell Malaysia. Azwan is a former Board Member in Axiata Management Services Sdn Bhd, Hello Axiata Company Limited, Sacofa Sdn Bhd and Samart I-Mobile Public Limited Company. He is also a former member of the GSMA Chief Strategy Officer Group.

Shayam Majeed

Shayam Majeed

Group Chief Officer – Group Commercial and Programme Management

Shayam currently holds the position of Group Chief Officer – Commercial & Programme Management of the Organisation. Shayam’s portfolio spans Enterprise Programme Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Systems & Process Management and Legal & Regulatory management.

Shayam joined the Dialog team in 1997 and has previously served in the capacities of Group Senior Vice President - Access Networks/Technology Resource Planning and Head - Network Planning of the Company

Shayam holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering specialising in Wireless Communications from the University of Texas - Arlington, Texas, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems specialising in Telecommunications from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, Texas, USA. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - USA, a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) – UK, and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK).

Amali Nanayakkara

Amali Nanayakkara

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Amali leads the Marketing and Retail Sales functions of the Dialog Group. A renowned marketing professional and business leader, Amali counts over 20 years in senior management postings in Sri Lanka and overseas. An honours graduate from the University of Colombo, Amali commenced her career at Unilever, where she traversed multiple leadership roles leading to her appointment to the Board of the Company in July 2001. Following a six year tenure as a Board Member of Unilever, Amali transitioned to the Telecommunications sector as the first CEO/ Managing Director, of Bharthi Airtel Lanka Ltd. In her role as a Telco CEO, Amali lead from inception, the establishment of a mobile telecommunication business in Sri Lanka and garnered for the company a significant foothold on a fiercely competitive industry landscape. Amali’s extensive General Management experience garnered over a 25 year career in MNC environments spans Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Organizational Development and Operations.

Anthony Rodrigo

Anthony Rodrigo

Group Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Services Officer

Anthony joined Dialog Axiata as the Group Chief Information Officer in 2010, and manages a portfolio spanning Enterprise Information Technology, Product and Service Innovation and the Digital Services Business of the Dialog Group.

Prior to joining the Dialog Group, Anthony was the Head of the North America Systems Integration Business for Nokia Siemens Networks. He was responsible for Solution Development, Systems Integration and Business Management of converged Fixed and Wireless solutions for communication service providers in North America. Anthony counts over two decades of experience in Europe, Asia and the Americas in Operations Support Systems/Business Support Solutions and Systems Integration, holding leadership positions at British Telecom, AT&T, Nokia, NSN and Hayleys.

Anthony holds a B.Eng from Kings College London, and an MBA from Regis University Denver, CO. USA. He holds several European and United States Patents in the area of Charging and Speech Recognition technology

Lucy Tan

Lucy Tan

Group Chief Financial Officer

Lucy joined Dialog Axiata in November 2010 as the Group Chief Financial Officer and manages a portfolio spanning Group Corporate Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations, Financial Operations and Facilities Management. Lucy counts over 25 Years multi-sector experience as a Senior Finance Professional.

Prior to joining Dialog, Lucy was the Financial Controller for Maxis Berhad, Malaysia. Lucy commenced her career with Price Waterhouse, Malaysia before leaving to join Sime Darby Berhad Group where she counted an Eight year tenure, holding various senior financial management positions including that of the Group’s Chief Accountant and the Head of Group Shared Services.

Lucy is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). She also holds a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Education, both from University of Malaya.

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