Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya was appointed to the Board of Dialog Axiata on 19 January 2001 and functioned as the Group Chief Executive of the company during the period 01 September 1997 to 31 December 2016. Dr. Wijayasuriya was appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for the South Asia Region of the Axiata Group in January 2016 and also holds the position of Corporate Executive Vice President of the Axiata Group.

Dr. Wijayasuriya serves on the Boards of several Axiata Group Companies and also represents the Axiata Group on the Board of the Global TM Forum. He also serves on the Board of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology (SLINTEC) and on the Board of John Keells Holdings PLC. Dr. Wijayasuriya is presently the Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is also a past Chairman of GSM Asia Pacific – the regional interest group of the GSM Association.
In 2016, the GSMA, the worldwide association governing the Global Mobile Industry, honoured Dr. Wijayasuriya with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Asian Mobile Industry’ Award – the highest honour at the Asia Mobile Awards. In 2008, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya was named the ‘Sri Lankan of the Year’ by Sri Lanka’s premier business journal the LMD.

Dr. Wijayasuriya holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, a MBA from the University of Warwick UK and a PhD in Digital Mobile Communications from the University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Wijayasuriya is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology of the UK (IET), and a Chartered Professional Engineer.