IT industry professional Mano Sekeram has been appointed to the board of state banking giant Bank of Ceylon.
His appointment would be effective from July 6, 2017.
Mano Sekaram is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of 99X Technology Ltd., an award-winning, high-quality software product engineering company which specializes in delivering software services to European markets. His company, under his stewardship, has been listed among the top 25 ‘Best Companies To Work For’ in Sri Lanka for five consecutive years Additionally, the company has been ranked among Sri Lanka’s 100 Most Respected Entities in the Neilson survey commissioned by the LMD Magazine.
He is also the founder of Startup X Foundry which is Sri Lanka’s first Tech Startup accelerator, aiming at taking Sri Lankan Tech Startups to the global stage by providing the necessary guidance and support.
He is the Chairman Emeritus of the IT/BPM sector’s apex body, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and he is actively involved in driving the IT industry strategy as a catalyst for economic growth. He also serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on ICT Export for the Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka.
He is a member of the Board of Management at the University of Colombo (School Of Computing) and University of Jaffna’s Council, contributing contemporary thought leadership to the country’s higher education sector.
Mano has initiated FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) funded companies in Sri Lanka for software services and has built up a software product companies which has created employment for IT graduates and generated Foreign exchange revenue.
He is considered to be an industry thought leader and in line with this, was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014, by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for his vast contributions to the ICT industry.