Director – Mitra Innovation Australia
An accomplished senior executive with over 20 years experience building and leading high-performing teams across multiple locations. Kalum has extensive Private Equity experience, strong ties with the investor community and lending institutions and has successfully expanded Australian businesses to South, South East Asia and the USA. Having managed the strategic, commercial and operational direction and growth of businesses in multiple industries including software development, retail, financial services, fitness and fast and casual food industries, Kalum builds business value through strategic initiatives in productivity gains, team motivation and cost optimisation.
Kalum is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
“Honesty, responsibility, compassion, fairness and respect are all characteristics that represent true values in a leader. These are also all part of the true fabric of a company’s values.” Kalum De Silva