September 17, 2021

WSO2 Focuses on Next Stage of Growth with Three Executive Promotions

WSO2, the leader in digital transformation technology, today announced three new executive promotions to support the company’s product innovation and global brand awareness as it accelerates the next stage of growth.

  • Dr Srinath Perera has been named senior vice president and chief architect, having previously served as vice president – research.
  • Dr Malith Jayasinghe is now the vice president of research and artificial intelligence (AI), having previously served as senior director – platform architecture.
  • Radhik Colombage has been named vice president of corporate marketing, having formerly served as senior director – marketing services and acting head of corporate marketing.

Thousands of organisations, including hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments, rely on WSO2’s open-source, cloud-native solutions to drive their digital transformation—executing more than 18 trillion transactions annually. Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organisations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications.

“We continue to rapidly expand our global team to support our next generation of cloud-native solutions for accelerating enterprises’ digital initiatives. At the same time, we want to recognise and build on the contributions of existing team members who have been instrumental in our success,” said Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. “The promotions of Srinath, Malith and Radhik recognise their innovation, leadership, and deep understanding of the market requirements for delivering world-class solutions, as well as the strategic roles they will play in our next stage of growth.

Dr Srinath Perera: Defining Strategies for Digital Transformation
As senior vice president and chief architect, Srinath will focus on shaping WSO2’s product offerings for the future while strengthening existing digital strategies for WSO2 customers and prospects. His new role builds on his previous success in leading WSO2’s research initiatives and 17-plus years of experience in designing and building dozens of systems and tools used by many of the world’s leading enterprises.

Srinath is a co-founder of the Apache Axis2 project and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has co-architected a dozen real-world distributed systems, including Apache Axis2, Apache Airvatha, and Siddhi complex event processing (CEP) engine while authoring two books and more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. He received his PhD from Indiana University, USA, in 2009.

Dr Malith Jayasinghe: Driving Continuous Innovation via Research and AI
As vice president of research and AI, Malith will build on WSO2’s heritage of continuous innovation by spearheading research that will be applied to the company’s next-generation solutions. Key areas of focus will include distributed systems, cloud computing, performance engineering, and machine learning.

Malith is a computer scientist, author, blogger, and software architect with 15-plus years of experience in designing, developing, and optimising complex software systems. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked for multinational companies in various technical capacities, Malith regularly speaks at computer science and developer conferences, and he co-authored the book, “Performance of Web Services.” He holds a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University, Australia.

Radhik Colombage: Expanding WSO2’s Global Brand Awareness
As vice president – corporate marketing, Radhik will lead WSO2 in expanding the company’s worldwide brand awareness beyond its legacy as a leading open-source vendor to its growing role as a trusted digital transformation partner. Building on his success as senior director – marketing services and acting head of corporate marketing, he will develop effective marketing strategies and engaging campaigns to enhance WSO2’s profile across key global markets while optimising the marketing team’s efficiency and performance.

Prior to joining WSO2, Radhik created and implemented go-to-market and strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the Adidas and Reebok brands in multiple markets around the world. With over 20 years of experience, Radhik continues to provide industry insight and timely market feedback.


About WSO2
Founded in 2005, WSO2 enables the composable enterprise. Our open-source, API-first and decentralised approach helps developers and architects to be more productive and rapidly build digital products to meet demand. Customers choose us for our broad, integrated platform, approach to open source, and digital transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running, and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open-source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. With offices in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, and the US, WSO2 employs over 800 engineers, consultants, and professionals worldwide. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute more than 18 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 technologies. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more.