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Dr Thilina Samarasinghe has bagged Asia's Knowledge Maker Award in BlockChain

Dr Thilina Samarasinghe has bagged Asia's Knowledge Maker Award in BlockChain

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Dr. Thilina Samarasinghe, an Insightful Information Technology Leader with 25 years of IT leadership experience including oversight of infrastructure, application support, and security services has been an admirable Leader, mentor, consummate professional, and avid philanthropist, has the distinction of being a member of several high-profile institutions including the American Institute of Charted Finance & Management, Lions Club International District B2, Business World International, and the Global Academy of Finance Management

Dr.Samarasinghe’s illustrious career has taken him along the annals of IT and management to the pinnacle of professional leadership. A natural born leader, by 2014, Mr. Samarasinghe had already established his own growing business venture, Openreact Technologies Pvt. Ltd, and obtained several professional qualifications including Certified Information Technology Manager – from the Cambridge College of Managers, CITSM™, Certified Information Technology Service Management from The American Academy of Project Management, CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Administrator from CISCO, MCSA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate from Microsoft Corporation, MPM™ Master Project Manager™ from The American Academy of Project Management, CMA Certificated Marketing Analysis  from Global Academy of Finance and Management, CISA™ Certified Information System Auditor™   from The American Academy of Project Management, Certified Information Technology Manager from Certified Professional Managers – United Kingdom, Certified Oil and Gas IT Project Manager™  from The American Academy of Project Management , and Certified Blockchain Expert™ from the Blockchain Council™ - United States of America

Dr. Samarasinghe’s leadership masterclass is on full display at Openreact Technologies (Pvt) ltd, which since its inception, has grown under his watchful leadership into one of the Sri Lanka’s premier and most sought-after IT solutions providers. A testament to Dr. Samarasinghe’s unique leadership style and ability, growth at Openreact Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been unparalleled.

Dr. Samarasinghe, through his years of industry experience has also accumulated several awards and recognitions from notable institutions including Digital Maestros Award from Dynamic CIO – 2016, the Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Memorial Excellence Award for service excellence- 2018, the Nelson Mandela Peace Award – 2019, and the Outstanding Achievement in Information Technology from Business World International Award – 2020.

His work experience is a catalogue of efficiency and effectiveness and includes experience in as Senior Manager Information Systems at Next Manufacturing (Pvt) Limited from 2004 to 2010, Assistant Manager IT at AL Thurki Enterprises LLC from 2010-2011, Group Manager IT & MIS at Hela Apparel Holdings from 2011 – 2020, and he is presently Head of IT at iHorizon Technologies (Pvt) Limited and Non-Executive Director of both PearlReach Tours (Pvt) Limited and OpenReact Technologies (Pvt) Limited.

He is an experienced technology leader who has led several organizations' IT expansions in Bangladesh, UK, Thailand, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Dr. Samarasinghe’s academic acumen also reads as an impressive list of qualifications from several highly respected institutions, including An DEGREE BLOCKCHAIN FOR BUSINESS from Blockchain Council™, United States of America in 2023, DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from the American National Business University, United States of America in 2019, MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from the Asia e University, Malaysia in 2017 and BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS & NETWORKING from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom in 2015

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