Axiata Digital Labs, a leading provider of innovativesoftware services, has announced today that founding team member, NamalJayathilake, has been chosen as its new Chief Technology Officer. Namal hasbeen with the Axiata Group for over 18 years, in various capacities, and joinedADL in January 2019, as VP of the Emerging Technology business unit.
In his new role, Namal will provideleadership to the entire Engineering Organization at ADL. He will primarilyfocus on engineering delivery and rigour, people growth and development,R&D, and business sustainability.
“We are all thrilled to have Namallead the entire engineering team at ADL,” said Thushera Kawdawatta, CEO of ADL.“His leadership and experience in the technology space along with hissignificant effort, contribution, and dedication over the years were criticalin accomplishing our organizational goals and continuous growth I am delightedabout our company's enormous potential for development and innovation, and I amconvinced that Namal will propel ADL to new heights.”
“I am honoured to step into my new roleas Chief Technology Officer of ADL,” said Namal Jayathilake. “Thanksto our world-class engineering team and culture ofinnovation, ADL is strategically placed to redefine how industries andenterprises transform digitally and expand business boundaries. I’m excited tospearhead the use of Technology to drive innovation, efficient solutiondelivery, and make a positive impact on the wider industry.”
Namal has deep experience in core telecom functions,Digital Transformation, Software development and delivery, and product R&Dand delivery. His extensive experience in working with global industry leadersmakes him uniquely suited to lead the recently reorganised engineering groupand oversee all engineering practices at ADL in order to optimize synergy.
Namal holds an MBA (PIM) from the University of SriJayewardenepura, PG Dip in telecommunication, and his B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) inElectronics and Telecommunication from University of Moratuwa.