Home / Leadership/ EY includes IronOne Technologies’ Lakmini Wijesundera in Entrepreneurial Winning Women program

EY includes IronOne Technologies’ Lakmini Wijesundera in Entrepreneurial Winning Women program

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01

  • Becomes first Sri Lankan to be selected for coveted executive leadership program

IN-1Ernst and Young (EY), a global professional services company, has chosen IronOne Technologies and BoardPAC Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Lakmini Wijesundera to be included in the prestigious EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women (EWW) Asia-Pacific program 2017 as a top woman entrepreneur in the region. 

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program, now in its third year, is an executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale and then helps them do it. 

This year-long program is designed for women with established businesses who are ready to scale operations and grow to become global market leaders by equipping participants with tools and relevant information. The program will also provide strategic support through leading guidance and access to the EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

Expressing her views, Wijesundera said: “It is a great honour for me to be included in the esteemed Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program by Ernst and Young. As the first Sri Lankan entrepreneur to get selected for this initiative, I find this opportunity as a lifetime achievement to work along with leading women entrepreneurial leaders from Australia, Greater China, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam as well as strengthen executive leadership and business skills by identifying opportunities to grow IronOne and BoardPac through regional visibility.”

“My vision is to bring Sri Lanka global recognition for being highly capable in the field of IT innovations. My contribution toward this objective is to pave a trailblazing path through my efforts with my company IronOne Technologies, which has the vision to create globally impactful and recognised IT software products with a strong and highly successful global presence,” Wijesundera added.    

Participants of this year’s program convened for the first time on 15 and 16 May at the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific Conference, which was held at Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel, Mumbai. At different sessions participants were able to share the same passion for innovation, service, developing people and improving the quality of their lives, providing customers with exceptional experiences, all the while being rooted in strong ethical values. 

Wijesundera has over 20 years of experience in technology management and enterprise software development. Her business IronOne Technologies and BoardPac currently operates globally across 15 countries and has successfully collaborated forming international partnerships with leading companies in the telecom sector such as Maxis in Malaysia, Robi Axiata in Bangladesh, SingTel in Singapore and XL Axiata in Indonesia.

Wijesundera has been recognised numerous times for her success. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Special Award in recognition of Unique Entrepreneurship and Achievement in the field of exports by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka. In 2015, Wijesundera received the Entrepreneur of the Year, Exporter of the Year and Gold Award in the large company category at the Entrepreneur Awards organised by the Women’s Chamber of Industries and Commerce (WCIC). 

In 2014, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) named Wijesundera Female ICT Leader of the Year, and she was included in Echelon Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in business in Sri Lanka. 

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

President’s backflip toward Rajapaksa camp summons Ranil’s reserves to meet the challenge

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is hard put to it in meeting the very strenuously intricate challenge foisted upon him by his partner in the Yahapalanaya Government – President Maithripala Sirisena. Inasmuch as Mahinda Rajapaksa

The world moves forward and we move backwards

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Communal riots emerged once again. It will emerge over and over again since we, those who govern and those who are governed, over and over again prove that we do not learn from the past mistakes. My first experience of communal riots was black July 1

Drop the guns, ‘Hit Refresh’

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

‘Drop the guns’ is my addition based on his own analysis, but ‘Hit Refresh’ is Satya Nadella’s main title of the quite praiseworthy book with a vision for everyone, not only in the technology field, but also in other areas of knowledge and

Columnists More