Supun Weerasnghe named group CEO of Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata

ECONOMYNEXT – Supun Weerasinghe has been named group chief executive Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata, with Hans Wijayasuriya taking on additional responsibilities as Group CEO, South Asia of the Malaysian based group.

Weerasinghe will succeed Wijayasuriya from January 01, 2017, the company said in a statement.

Wijayasuriya will continue to be a director of Dialog Axiata. As Regional CEO for South Asia he will oversee operations in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Weerasinghe had joined the Dialog Group in 1999 and was made Group Chief Operating Officer in 2010.

In 2013, he was seconded to the Axiata Corporate Center in Kuala Lumpur as the Chief Strategy Officer of the Axiata Group.

In 2014, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Robi Axiata in Bangladesh, the country’s the second largest mobile firm with 28 million subscribers.

Weerasinghe, will return to Sri Lanka in the fourth quarter of 2016 as the Group’s Deputy Chief Executive and CEO designate.

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