Board of Directors

Dr. Shridhir Sariputta Hansa Wijayasuriya
54 years of age, Sri Lankan / British
  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 1 December 2022

Career History

Dr Wijayasuriya is a chartered engineer who has decades of experience in the telecommunications industry across South Asia and Southeast Asia.

He joined Dialog Axiata PLC’s founding management team in 1994 and later became its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 19 years. He also held several leadership positions at Axiata, including setting up Axiata’s pan-region digital services business as the founding CEO of Axiata Digital Services.

In his current role as the CEO of Telecommunications Business, he oversees the Group’s Telecommunications Businesses in Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal as well as the Group’s Enterprise and International Wholesale Businesses.

In 2016, Dr Wijayasuriya was honoured by the GSMA Association, the Apex body of the global mobile industry as the first recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry” Award. He is also the past Chair of GSMA Asia Pacific and is currently the nominee of Axiata on the Board of the GSMA.


Other Commitments

Dr Wijayasuriya is the Group Executive Director and CEO of Telecommunications Business of Axiata Group Berhad. He also sits on the boards of various subsidiaries of Axiata, including Dialog Axiata PLC, Robi Axiata Ltd, Smart Axiata Co. Ltd and PT XL Axiata Tbk.


Skills & Experience

Dr Wijayasuriya graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1989. He also holds a PhD in Digital Mobile Communications from the University of Bristol, UK and an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology UK since 2004.

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