Hans Wijayasuriya wins outstanding Asia mobile contribution award

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya

July 01, 2016 (LBO) – Hans Wijayasuriya, group CEO of Axiata Dialog and the regional CEO for South Asia, Axiata Group, has won the Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry Award given by GSMA.

“The award recognises sustained or extraordinary contributions by individuals, organisations or collaborative achievements that advance the value and benefits of mobile communications for people, business and societies in Asia,” a statement on the discretionary award by GSMA, said.

Wijaysuriya and Dialog Axiata are honoured for both extraordinary personal leadership – recognizing a 22-year career in the industry – and the company’s unwavering support for the collaborative ideals of the GSMA over the last two decades, the statement added.

“These have included Mobile Money, Mobile Health, Mobile Connect, Green Power, and Connected Living and Mobile Agri, and the ongoing evolution of Mobile Broadband.”

Dialog Axiata delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to more than 11 million customers, and also operates the country’s largest mobile money and payments network. It has played a key role in transforming the nation’s communications capabilities, and fueling its economic advancement in recent years, GSMA said.