Exactpro appoints Jagath De Silva as CEO to lead operations in Sri Lanka

  • Jagath De Silva to spearhead development of Sri Lankan office
  • New delivery center to take advantage of local talent to support global clients

London/New York/Colombo, 7 October 2021 – Exactpro, a leading software testing services provider for financial market infrastructures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jagath De Silva as CEO of its new subsidiary in Sri Lanka.

In his new role with Exactpro, Jagath De Silva will spearhead the company’s growth in Sri Lanka with the aim of making use of the leading local talent and harnessing the potential of the new market.

Jagath brings over two decades of fintech and delivery experience to Exactpro, having previously held a number of senior executive and technological engineering roles throughout his 20+ years at the Virtusa Corporation. He was a founding member of the Quality Assurance practice of Virtusa, and also held the position of Software Quality Engineering Head of Sri Lanka from 2014, where he led a team of 800+ Software Quality engineers until his most recent role as head of the Global Tech Factory, an extended engineering arm of their Global Technology Office.

Jagath De Silva sits on the advisory committees of both the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Technology forum and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) Business School.

De Silva’s appointment follows the announcement of Exactpro’s expansion into Sri Lanka in July, enabling Exactpro to continue strengthening support for global clients, including major exchanges and firms in the UK and US. Exactpro will also bring new capabilities to the local market, including the ability for specialised testing and engineering quality into software systems. By engaging at the grassroots level with universities and youth programmes, Exactpro aims to acquire, build and nurture world-leading talent.

Iosif Itkin, CEO and co-founder of Exactpro, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jagath to the expanding global Exactpro team. Jagath will be able to utilise his impressive industry and leadership experience to spearhead Exactpro’s new delivery centre in Sri Lanka to the benefit of our international clients and the local business community.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jagath De Silva, CEO, Exactpro Systems  Sri Lanka, said: “I look forward to leading Exactpro’s expansion into Sri Lanka and providing a great opportunity for over 100 local software testing specialists. As the financial sector undergoes further transformation and faces new challenges, assuring system quality has become a boardroom issue, and Exactpro is well placed to meet this challenge being the industry leader in testing services in the global financial market.”

Currently employing over 700 around the world, Exactpro is proud to have been able to attract and retain a team of experienced and talented specialists and looks forward to continuing the delivery of its services to clients out of both the existing and new locations.

About Exactpro

Exactpro is a leading independent provider of software testing services for mission-critical technology that underpins global financial markets. The firm is experienced with trading, clearing and settlement platforms, market surveillance systems, market data systems, collateral and risk management systems, and post trade infrastructures. Exactpro provides functional and non-functional testing services to exchanges, clearing houses, securities depositories, trade repositories, digital exchanges, central banks, brokers and investment banks worldwide. Headquartered in the UK, Exactpro employs over 700 members of staff. Learn more at exactpro.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @exactpro.

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