Exactpro appoints Jagath De Silva as CEO

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Exactpro appointed Jagath De Silva as the CEO of its new subsidiary in Sri Lanka.

Jagath De Silva is to spearhead the company’s growth in Sri Lanka with the aim of making use of the leading local talent and harnessing the potential of the new market.

Exactpro appoints Jagath De Silva as CEO - Nation Online

Exactpro CEO and Co-Founder Iosif Itkin said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jagath to the expanding global Exactpro team. Jagath will be able to utilise his impressive industry and leadership experience to spearhead Exactpro’s new delivery centre in Sri Lanka to the benefit of our international clients and the local business community.”

De Silva’s appointment follows the announcement of Exactpro’s expansion into Sri Lanka in July, enabling Exactpro to continue strengthening support for global clients, including major exchanges and firms in the UK and US. 

De Silva brings over two decades of fintech and delivery experience to Exactpro, having previously held a number of senior executive and technological engineering roles throughout his 20-plus years at the Virtusa Corporation. 

He was a founding member of the Quality Assurance practice of Virtusa and held the position of Software Quality Engineering Head of Sri Lanka from 2014, where he led a team of 800-plus software quality engineers until his most recent role as head of the Global Tech Factory, an extended engineering arm of their Global Technology Office.

Commenting on his appointment, Exactpro Systems – Sri Lanka CEO Jagath De Silva said: “I look forward to leading Exactpro’s expansion into Sri Lanka and providing a great opportunity for over 100 local software testing specialists. As the financial sector undergoes further transformation and faces new challenges, ensuring system quality has become a boardroom issue, and Exactpro is well-placed to meet this challenge being the industry leader in testing services in the global financial market.”

Jagath De Silva sits on the advisory committees of both the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Technology forum and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) Business School.

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