From left: BIT-FINAP Director and CEO Omar E. Lebbé, Bartleet Group Managing Director Eshanth Wijesinghe, BIT-FINAP Managing Director Kutila Pinto and BIT-FINAP Director Rear Admiral Ranjith Senadheera
In a constructive move toward the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Bartleet Innovative Technologies (BIT), the IT platform of leading local conglomerate the Bartleet Group, has announced an exciting new joint venture with Fintechnology Asia Pacific Lanka Ltd. (FINAP).
FINAP, a Sri Lankan-based software company with representatives in four other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, has made a name for itself by developing solutions for its customers that enable them to be agile enterprises with a digitally-savvy future. Their area of specialty is to provide customised solutions in the areas of Banking and Finance and enable strategic shifts away from the competition through Fintech for customers of other sectors.
The company is led from the front by Managing Director Kutila Pinto, who himself is a veteran of the Banking and Financial Services sector and a digital disruption and strategic shift enthusiast. FINAP boasts an impressive resume of some of the industry’s most sought-after talent. Through a strong commitment to providing scalable software solutions and granting sustainability to its clients, it thrives to provide solutions that are secure and of globally recognised quality.
FINAP’s vision, which is their compass for growth, is to be the most accepted financial technology company in the APAC region by 2025. Their vision will be fast-tracked with the new joint venture with Bartleet IT.
Speaking of the new venture, FINAP Managing Director Pinto stated: “I am excited and extremely motivated to reach new heights together with Bartleet IT. We aim to lift both our organisations into a new league while playing to our consolidated strengths. Our aim is to deliver an exceptional technology experience to our customers which makes them nimble enterprises that are digitally savvy.”
Bartleet IT is one of the pioneers of the Sri Lankan IT industry and has played a leading role for over four decades. In addition to providing IT-based engineering services, they have also been authorised resellers and distributors for several leading office automation and B2B-based tech brands. Their most recent and noteworthy appointment was being the Value Added Distributor for leading China-based networking and ICT enterprise giant Ruijie Networks.
The new joint venture with FINAP is Bartleet IT’s first foray into the world of software development and solutions. It is also a shift towards building and establishing itself as a key player in the wholly digital sphere of technology. Bartleet IT boasts a stellar reputation in the industry, having worked with and maintained longstanding relationships with some of the country’s leading and largest organisations.
Capitalising on the opportunity to leverage each other’s strengths, it is a strategic and sensible business move that the two organisations modeled the relationship into a joint venture. Bartleet IT will soon be offering unassailable software solutions and products that are ‘made in Sri Lanka to world standards’ to their existing customer base.
Of the new joint venture, Bartleet Innovative Technologies Director and CEO Omar Lebbé stated: “Unless we can identify and plan skillsets that are vital, IT companies will be unable to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our technology strategy revolves around our vision, mission, marketing and sales objectives. A strong foundation is built on working towards achieving our vision, which is to become the country’s premier and most admired ICT services and solutions provider, valued for our advice, innovation and execution. While market competition is intense, our unrelenting focus on achieving our targets is augmented through a seamless strategic focus at all levels from group to business, product and project.”
Lebbé added: “The joint venture between Bartleet IT and FINAP is going to be a steppingstone in achieving our objectives. I look forward to these exciting times.’ This venture, BIT-FINAP, will coalesce to create and develop disruptive technologies and trends that will continue to alter the way we live, do business and how we move forward as a society. With velocity, systems and scope knowing no current limitations in technology, BIT-FINAP is confident of making a positive dent both locally and regionally with the intention of improving the quality of life and business with cutting-edge technology and software developments.