Mr. Withanage heads the Information Technology vertical of Suez Holdings Group. Prior to this he has served in the fields of disruptive technology, product development, renewable energy, sustainability, marketing and brand management segments in banking, telecommunication, media, and information technology industries, for over a period of 20 years.
He started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining the Suez Group, he has been a member of the management committee of Virtusa Corporation and Dialog Axiata PLC. Mr. Withanage has also been working as a board director of the United Nations Global Compact agency in Sri Lanka. While at the UN, he was appointed as one of the expert group members for responsible business & investment in high-risk areas of the UN head office in New York. He has also served as global advisory council member of the world CSR and sustainability congress.
He holds a Master’s in business administration from the University of Wales. Also participated a Postgraduate programme in sustainability leadership at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Marketing in the UK. He has won recognitions for his expertise and some of them are, “Most Influential Marketing Technology Leader” award in 2015 by the World Marketing Congress and Global Sustainability Leadership Award for 2013 by the CSR World.