PwC Sri Lanka Advisory Leader Channa Manoharan appointed SLASSCOM Chairman

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Jul 04, 2020 (LBO) – The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announced at its virtual Annual General Meeting that Channa Manoharan, Advisory Leader of PwC Sri Lanka, will serve as the new Chairman of SLASSCOM and the new board will officially begin their tenure.

At PwC Sri Lanka, Channa has over 20 years of experience in providing management consulting and advisory services to multi-nationals and diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka. Channa has advised clients in business expansion, transformation including growth strategy encompassing organic and inorganic growth. He has facilitated expansion strategies to emerging markets including cross-border transaction advisory services.

Channa served as a Board member in SLASSCOM from 2015 onwards and was previously a member of SLASSCOM’s General Council, Marketing Forum, BPM Forum, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum.

“Serving as the Chairman of the SLASSCOM is a tremendous honour and privilege. As we navigate through challenging times, our focus will be on helping our stakeholders to build and grow the businesses and organisations of tomorrow”, said Channa Manoharan. “Our industry outlook remains positive and we are confident of growth in our industry due to opportunities arising from accelerated digital adoption in our key markets”.

“Our key focus will be on market expansion, accelerators to position Sri Lanka’s product engineering and IP creation capability, and supporting the startup eco-system to encourage the next generation of companies. We intend to partner with government and academia to attract global brands to set up operations in Sri Lanka and also to influence education reforms to create the right pool of talent to support our industry”.

SLASSCOM is the national chamber for the knowledge and innovation industry in Sri Lanka, active in facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework in the interest of the IT-BPM industry. SLASSCOM drives the Imagination Economy: Sri Lanka’s Industry of the future, with the potential to become the #1 export revenue earner for Sri Lanka.