Moderated by Chandi Dharmaratne

Senior Director Human Resources, ‎VirtusaPolaris

Chandi leads the internalization of Robotics Process Automation globally. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA. She has also attended executive education programs at INSEAD business school. Chandi was recognized in Echelon Magazine’s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Sri Lanka and was conferred the Women Leadership Achievement Award by the World Women Leadership Congress. She serves as a general council member of SLASSCOM, an advisory board member for AIESEC, a committee member of the AHRP and is currently the president of the American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka.


Chiranthi Cooray

Chief Human Resource Officer, Hatton National Bank PLC

Chiranthi is the immediate past President of the Association of Human Resource Professionals, Sri Lanka. She is a Certified HR Professional from IPMA, USA and Senior Certified Professional from SHRM, USA. Chiranthi holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wales and is currently reading for a PhD in Business Management. She was awarded the HR Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence organized by World HR Congress in 2015. and the Gold Category at the Women for Governance Professional & Career Women Awards 2014/2015 by the Women in Management.

Dulith Herath

‎Founder and Chairman,

Dulith is a holder of the B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky, USA. He is the recipient of many recognition awards including Business, Economic & Entrepreneurial Accomplishment Award by Junior Chamber International, Young Entrepreneur award of 2013 by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards and more. A renowned corporate personality in the business world beyond local boundaries, Dulith is enriched with expertise and experience to guide, mentor, and motivate the youth to be unparalleled and unwavering entrepreneurs to drive Sri Lanka towards one of the most pulsating and dynamic economies.


Linda Speldewine

Entrepreneur and Founder, AOD and

Linda is Sri Lanka’s pioneer in Design Driven Innovation with ventures ranging in Education, E-commerce, lifestyle retail and manufacturing. She is responsible for building an entire professionalized design sector for Sri Lanka. In the top 5 of the echelon magazines 5O most powerful women in Business, Linda is an MBA of PIM, an alumnus of YCE the Creative Entrepreneurship program, UK and the Recipient of many awards including the Women Leadership Award, Women in Management. She is an ardent believer of a future rooted in entrepreneurial innovation in a new digital world.


Prasath Nanayakkara

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Auxenta Inc.

Having done his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at MIT, and MBA at INSEAD, France, Prasath, has a wealth of experience in delivering and managing global organizational transformations through technology. He started his career as a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Technology Partners, USA. Prasath was the former Head of Project Delivery at Virtusa Sri Lanka, prior to taking to his technopreneur instincts and founding the Silicon Valley startup, Auxenta Inc. His consulting and management experience of 20 years, has helped propel Auxenta to being the preferred technology partner for many large global corporations.



Shunli Wang

CEO, Huawei Sri Lanka

Shunli Wang counts over two decades of experience in the telecommunication sector. He possesses eight years of experience in Research and Development and a significant knowledge in Business Strategy. Shunli Wang joined Huawei in year 2000 and was spearheading many strategic initiatives of Huawei based in South Africa and Sri Lanka. His overall overseas exposure spans over twelve years which enabled him to work with diverse cultural and ethnic groups of people. He has played many strategic roles in Huawei, such as being appointed as the Deputy CEO (Sales), Director (Public Relations) in South Africa.