Ramesh is a seasoned Digital/IT cum Business Executive, Leader and Strategist who is dynamic, passionate, accomplished, balanced, multi-faceted, experienced having provided effective stewardship for many organizations, including premier, blue-chip, conglomerates, working in some of the most competitive markets in the technology industry. He has over 20 years of experience, with 15+ at the C-level, in Sri Lanka, USA and India with an operational footprint covering territories such as USA, Canada, UK, Nordics, UAE, Australia and emerging markets.
Ramesh is known for his innovative, creative and results-oriented leadership in building, transforming and managing businesses with an acute focus on achieving exceptional results, consistently, in highly competitive environments. His focused execution is built on his business acumen, strategic thinking, inspirational leadership, and building high performance teams with a single minded focus on delighting customers and driving exceptional transformation which has most often than not set the pace for the industry to follow suit.
Ramesh also has the rare distinction of being amongst the top 1% of his class, Hayes-Fulbright scholar and one of the youngest CEOs as well as the youngest CIOs at John Keells to date. He presently leads the Digital, IT and related Business strategy/execution for the John Keells Group, consisting 70+ companies spanning 7 industry verticals with a market capitalization of US$1.4b and Annual gross turn-over in excess of US$ 800m, as it’s Executive Vice President / Global CIO whilst providing leadership for the Group’s IT Consultancy and Services Organization, John Keells IT.
He was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Award in recognition of his stewardship in transforming the Group’s IT function to a profit-center with a broader client portfolio in a short span of 3 years.He was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in Asia.
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