speaker bio

Rasantha Hettithanthrige

CTO - Mobitel

Currently Rasantha Hettithanthrige holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at Mobitel the National Mobile Communications Services Provider. He has a total of 30 years of experience in Mobile Industry to date, from Analog rollouts to 5G being the latest.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from prestigious Technical Seat of Learning, University of Moratuwa, member of the IEEE, IET (UK) and Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).  

He was instrumental in trialling and rolling out Mobile Communication technologies from 3.5G, 4G, 4.5G and 5G for Mobitel, achieving few FIRSTS in the South Asian Region.
He serves as a permanent member of the SL-TMOBITEL’s “Group Technical Sub-Committee”. Apart from that Rasantha services in Industrial Consultative Boards of Universities on invitation and has done mentorships for Engineering Undergraduates.

Under Rasantha’s leadership Mobitel has won international awards from PMI USA, Asian Technology Innovation Awards by Business Asia Publications and local entities such as PMI Colombo Chapter and IESL. Latest of his achievement being getting shortlisted for the GLOMO AWARDS at the MWC 2023 this February. Currently he focusses mainly on Intelligent Operations Automation as part of the overall digital transformation of the Group.

From 2020 onwards Rasantha serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka and responsible for driving Special Interest Groups in subjects such as IOT, Industry 4.0, Innovation & Disruption, leadership and address international conferences on invitation. Rasantha continue to engage in executive education at prestigious institutions such as INSEAD & Stanford. Recently he completed the Stanford University’s flagship Online Business Executive Leadership Program, StanfordLEAD.

Tuesday 14 March | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | ICT
Network Optimization and Automation