BIOGRAPHYOshada Senanayake is the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka as well as a board member of ICTA & SL CERT, Sri Lanka’s apex bodies for cyber security & digitalization respectively. Oshada previously headed multiple startup ventures which included a diversified portfolio which focus on technology, facility management and an Airbnb chain amongst other business interests such as research on smart battery technology.
Oshada Senanayake comes with a wealth of experience in previously heading Pyxle, a premier IT & Digital Services company in Sri Lanka engaged by a majority of blue chips in the country in driving forward its digital strategies. Oshada was also instrumental in the eventual merger of the organization with Tavistock Group, a global private investment entity. Oshada has extensive knowledge in acquiring and working with Fortune 100 clientele in the IT front in the US and Europe, bringing in a blend of technology expertise as well as industry insights in growing organizations from startups to mature businesses.
With strategizing and building partnerships as his core skill, Oshada consults and mentor’s multiple technology-based startups, being at the fore-front of executing many successful digital transformation strategies predominantly in the banking, finance sector and blue chips in Sri Lanka. Oshada was based in the US & UK prior to establishing himself in Sri Lanka.
Some of his educational achievements include a MBA from AIB Australia and a Bachelors from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle.
Oshada was also invited by the Institute of Director’s India to be a key panelist at the Bombay Stock Exchange Annual Forum 2018 with a theme of digitizing organizations. Oshada was also a panelist and a keynote speaker at the National IT Conference 2018 & 2020 in Sri Lanka elaborating on the discussion of “Our Digital Lives”.
Oshada is also a visiting lecturer for University of Bedfordshire at the Oxford School of Business for post graduate MBA students and shares his knowledge of areas of Strategic Management, Digital Marketing & IT Governance.
Beyond his professional life, Oshada is passionate on giving back to the community and is a founding member of the Senera Sisu Saviya Foundation providing educational assistance to children from rural areas with continuous long-term assistance. The latest project provided school packs for 150+ students from rural schools for readiness to get back to school for the year 2020.
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Speeches by Mr. Oshada Senanayake
Jun 08, 2021
Sri Lanka’s Global and Domestic Connectivity Infrastructure