Celata Tech appoints four new members to Board of Directors
Celata Tech announced four new appointments to its board of directors today, effective April 2023. The new members are Prof. Alex Show, Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunge, Thareendra Kalpage and Jeff Paine.
With the new appointments, Celata has formed a diverse group of leaders with extensive experience and knowledge from industries such as economics, financial services, information technology, and private equity to support its new era of growth and transformation.
Prof. Alex Show is a Professor (Practice) in the National University of Singapore School of Computing’s Information Systems and Analytics department. He was Accenture’s Managing Director, Health & Public Service.
Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunge was an Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). He has 31 years of Central Banking expertise in Economic Research, Information Technology, Payments and Settlements. He was the Board Director of LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd and a Board Member of Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd and the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM).
Thareendra Kalpage is the Co-Founder of Digital Zyndicate Co, a company that places large bets on transformative ideas, technology, and people. Digital Zyndicate assists entrepreneurs in their early stages. Thareendra was a member of Epic Lanka Technologies’ senior executive team prior to founding Digital syndicate.
Jeff Paine is a 28-year Visa, Microsoft, Reuters, and the Royal Bank of Canada veteran. In 2014, he founded PS-engage, a government relations consultancy firm. PS-engage advises leading IT, e-commerce, banking, and payments organizations on positive engagement with governments and regulatory and policy activities.
“We are thrilled to welcome such high-calibre executives to the Celata Board of Directors, which we view as a testament to Celata’s leadership in delivering enterprise and consumer products and digital transformation at an unprecedented scale, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Celata Chairman & CEO Dr. Thiran De Silva.
“As a company that focuses on a unique market segment, Celata’s business has experienced tremendous momentum, as evidenced by our financial performance, user engagement statistics, and, perhaps most importantly, the kind of talent that has joined the firm in the past few months.”
The four new directors