Professor Malik Ranasinghe takes office as ICTA President

Professor Malik Ranasinghe has taken office as the new President of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA).

Senior Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa (UoM), Prof. Ranasinghe is also a Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka, and Graduate Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Sri Lanka.

Professor Ranasinghe is the former Vice-Chancellor of UoM, a former Fellow of the National University of Singapore, a former Board Member of the University Grants Commission and a former Board Member of the National Research Council and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in Civil Engineering Economics as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar. He has over 130 research publications of which over 70 are internationally peer-reviewed. He is a Sri Lankan Level 4 Researcher and his Hirsch Index (h-Index) for research publications is 18.

Since 2003, he has been involved in the corporate sector as an independent non-executive director of listed companies (PLC).

Currently, he is an independent non-executive director of Access Engineering PLC, Resus Energy PLC, Teejay Lanka PLC and United Motors Lanka PLC.

He was former Chairman of Sampath Bank PLC and former Non-Executive Director of Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Sampath Bank PLC, Hemas Power PLC and Lanka IOC PLC. (NewsWire)

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