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Head of Global Delivery

Sanjeev Palihawadana

Currently Head of Global Delivery at Mitra Innovation, Sanjeev is an established and energetic senior leader in the IT Industry with nearly 20 years of experience specialising in service delivery and operations. Sanjeev is the Chief Operating Officer at MillionSpaces, a Silicon-Valley start-up company that focuses on the online marketplace for renting spaces for meetings, conferences, co-working spaces, sports facilities etc. Sanjeev is also the Chief Delivery Officer for Auxenta, a Silicon Valley based IT Services Company.
Sanjeev was formerly the Vice President & Global Head of Operations for the Communications, Media, Information & Entertainment SBU at Virtusa, with end to end responsibility for SBU Planning, Operations, Fulfilment & Reporting functions. Previously, Sanjeev was Vice President & Global Head of Delivery for the Healthcare & Life-Sciences Business Unit at Virtusa, responsible for end to end Program/Project Delivery, Client Delight, the BU P&L and other KPIs. Prior to that Sanjeev held the role of ATC Head / Head of Delivery for the Virtusa Sri Lanka Advanced Technology Centre, and the Head of HR role for Virtusa Sri Lanka.
Sanjeev has extensive experience leading large scale engagements at Fortune 500 companies across Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, Telco and Retail domains. Sanjeev has the unique distinction of having led his teams to win eight Global Service Excellence awards at Virtusa.

“Successful delivery isn’t just about writing good code, there is an art to managing scope, change and client requirements, and expectations.”