As the Group Chief Planning and Digital Officer, Mahinda is leading the Digital Transformation of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group. He is an ICT specialist with a 360-degree exposure in the industry; well versed in the entire value chain of a telco, from Strategy Formulation, Planning and Design, Regulation, Technology Management, Project & Program Management, Operations, Innovation, Business Management and steering of Company Transformations. He has held a number of senior positions including the Group Chief Planning & Digital Officer, Chief Corporate Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of a Subsidiary Company within the SLT Group. He gave leadership to creating a Planning Group in Sri Lanka Telecom, developing it as a center of excellence and overarching its activities across the entire SLT Group. In his lengthy career as an ICT specialist, Mahinda has gained extensive training offered by reputed international service providers, including Telia AB of Sweden, France Telecom, AT&T of USA, and KDD of Japan. He has also gained certifications in Telecommunication Regulation from the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA), and University of Florida. He has been involved in the activities of ITU study groups, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the TM Forum, with several research papers and a book chapter to his credit.
Mahinda is a sought after speaker and panelist in the international circuit on Digital Transformation and related topics.