Organization Member, Founder and Chairman
Sanjiva is the CEO and Founder of WSO2, an enterprise technology provider for integrating application programming interfaces, applications..
Vinya is the President of Sarvodaya, and a lecturer in Community Medicine at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura….
Ms Thusitha Perera, a finance professional is the Executive Director and Board Director of Camso Global Business Service Pvt Ltd a company…
Sanjiva is the CEO and Founder of WSO2, an enterprise technology provider for integrating application programming interfaces, applications, and web services locally & across the internet. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Lanka Software Foundation (LSF). LSF was founded to promote the development of Open Source Software in Sri Lanka. Before starting WSO2 in 2005, he was a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York.
He was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2003. Sanjiva was the original creator of Apache SOAP, and is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation. Sanjiva was elected to the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in 2005, where he served for two years. He is a member of the Faculty of Engineering Industry Consultative Board at the University of Moratuwa, where he was a visiting lecturer in the 2000s. Sanjiva also serves on the Board of Directors at Sampath Bank PLC.
Sanjiva has a B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Vinya is the President of Sarvodaya, and a lecturer in Community Medicine at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is a self-governance movement that conducts comprehensive development and conflict-resolution programs in villages across Sri Lanka. The organization estimates that 11 million citizens are individual beneficiaries of one of its programs.
He was the Chairman of the Deshodaya Development Finance Company (Ltd), the micro-finance and enterprise development arm of Sarvodaya. Vinya is also the founder of the Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning. He was the President of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka.
Vinya has an M.D. from De La Salle University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.S. & M.D. in Community Medicine from the University of Colombo.
Ms Thusitha Perera, a finance professional is the Executive Director and Board Director of Camso Global Business Service Pvt Ltd a company wholly owned by a Canadian Multinational and Michelin Group. Prior to the present engagement, Thusitha had a successful international career as a finance professional in Senior Leadership roles, working for a Swiss Multinational Holcim Inc over 16 years , spanning South East Asian & Asian countries namely Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam. Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh Sri Lanka, Australia and Switzerland. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Colombo and pursued postgraduate studies in International Trade at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Thusitha is also a Certified Public Accountant in Australia. Thusitha gained valuable exposure and experience by following intense professional development programs in IMD and online programs with Stanford and MIT. Thusitha, in a private capacity, has engaged in empowerment work with persons with disabilities in the Philippines and continues to support local talent to grow in the professional space. Her areas of interest are talent development, life coaching, and spreading wellness messages using yoga.