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Celebrating Our Journey

Our Values

At the heart of Mitra is a group of diverse individuals, committed to adding value to your organization. Our core values bring the team together, to deliver excellence in everything we do.

Our Purpose

To become the trusted partner of choice in realising your full potential for growth for customers, partners, team members, community, and investors

At Mitra, we really care

At Mitra, we’re deeply committed to our people, their well-being, and their careers. This passion has driven us to launch Experienz, a new ESG monitoring and reporting initiative that enhances the employee experience.

Our dedication extends to making a global impact by supporting eco-conscious entrepreneurs through Mitra Ventures. We help them create prototypes, scale up sustainably, and put ESG at the core of their propositions, all while caring for their businesses and products.

Mitra passionately supports initiatives like the Mitra/SDF Bright Sparks Program, empowering youth in remote Sri Lankan areas with tech skills and job prospects. We also contribute to environmental efforts, like the XPress Pearl Disaster nurdle cleanup, through corporate sponsorship and our dedicated employee volunteers.

Our commitment to creating a better world is driven by Experienz, as we strive to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Mitra Innovation Board

Ashok Suppiah

Co-Founder, Board Member

Ashok is a gifted entrepreneur with a passion for helping clients. He transforms brilliant ideas into successful products and services through pioneering technology, driving transformative solutions. Ashok’s astute leadership and vision for digital enablement and product incubation are the foundations of Mitra’s commercial success.

Dammika Ganegama

Co-Founder, Board Member

Entrepreneur and technology consultant with over 20 years’ tech industry experience, Dammika is our Business Development guru. Globally, he specializes in program management, business strategy, operations, and joint ventures, emphasizing consumer and enterprise product design. His strengths include supporting SMEs, crafting large-scale enterprise solutions, and offering targeted consulting across diverse sectors.

Derek Bell

Co-Founder, Non-exec Board Member

A results-oriented business leader with over 25 years’ experience, Derek specialises in global business management and technology innovation.As Co-Founder of Mitra, his strategic leadership and commitment to operational excellence have fueled the company’s growth. Derek now concentrates on coaching, mentoring, and fostering the next generation of talent at Mitra Innovation.

Hari Murthy

Board Advisor

As a seasoned Chief Executive Officer and Entrepreneurial Partner, Hari specializes in mentoring entrepreneurs towards high-value exits. His expertise lies in North America-Asia cross-border corporate scaling and growth, encompassing organization building, sales, business development, marketing, and IT strategy. He serves as an advisor, angel investor, and board member for technology companies, with current investments in AI platforms, insurance, and healthcare.

Chinthi Weerasinghe

Chief Executive Officer – Mitra Innovation

A seasoned technologist dedicated to driving business success for clients, Chinthi excels in building and leading global business consulting teams, crafting adaptable IT and business solutions that deliver value. As an industry and consulting practice leader, she has directed talented teams across insurance, healthcare, investment, wealth management, and software development. Her innovative yet pragmatic approach fosters clear communication between business and technical realms. She specializes in quality assurance and management, emphasizing delivery excellence through metrics and defect prevention.

Sanjeev Palihawadana

Chief Operating Officer – Mitra Innovation

Sanjeev is an accomplished Senior Leader in the IT Industry, with 20+ years of expertise in Service Delivery and Operations.Sanjeev has a proven track record leading large-scale engagements across Fortune 500 companies in Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, Telco, and Retail sectors. Notably, he led teams to secure eight Global Service Excellence awards at Virtusa.

Jim Holt

Group Finance Director – Mitra Group

Jim, a qualified accountant with 11+ years of experience, transitioned from Deloitte’s Entrepreneurial Business team to finance roles in FTSE 250 companies. Most recently, he led finance for an owner-managed group. Now at Mitra Innovation, Jim infuses the finance function with a commercial mindset. His goal is to lead a finance team that aligns with Mitra’s dynamic and exciting journey.

Diyamanthi Gunaratne

Global Head of Finance

A seasoned Finance Professional with over 25 years of excellence in SMEs and Conglomerates, particularly within Manufacturing, Retail, and the Power Sector, Diyamanthi started her career at Ernst and Young, mastering external audits across diverse industries. Her expertise spans Financial Control, Reporting, Fund Management, Strategy Advisory, Project Management, Procurement, Administration, Human Resources, and overall Operations Management.

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