Master of Science with Phi Kappa Phi Honours ( GPA 4.00/4.00), Information Technology & Computer Science, GPA 4.00/4.00 with Phi Kappa Phi Honours @
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
I am seasoned Digital cum Business Executive, Leader and Strategist who is dynamic, passionate, accomplished, balanced, multi-faceted, experienced having provided effective stewardship for many organizations, including premier, blue-chip, conglomerates, working in some of the most competitive markets in the technology industry. I have over 20 years of experience, with 15+ at the C-level, in Sri Lanka, USA
I am seasoned Digital cum Business Executive, Leader and Strategist who is dynamic, passionate, accomplished, balanced, multi-faceted, experienced having provided effective stewardship for many organizations, including premier, blue-chip, conglomerates, working in some of the most competitive markets in the technology industry. I have over 20 years of experience, with 15+ at the C-level, in Sri Lanka, USA and India with an operational footprint covering territories such as USA, Canada, UK, Nordics, UAE, Australia and emerging markets.
I am known for my innovative, creative and results-oriented leadership in building, transforming and managing businesses with an acute focus on achieving exceptional results, consistently, in highly competitive environments. My focused execution is built on my business acumen, strategic thinking, inspirational leadership, and building high performance teams with a single minded focus on delighting customers and driving exceptional transformation which has most often than not set the pace for the industry to follow suit.
I also have the rare distinction of being amongst the top 1% of my class, Hayes-Fulbright scholar and one of the youngest CEOs as well as the youngest Group CIOs at John Keells to date. I presently lead the Digital and Technology strategy/execution for the John Keells Group, spanning 7 industry verticals and 80+ companies, as it's Executive Vice President/ Global CIO whilst providing leadership for the Group's IT Consultancy Organization, SGIT. I was awarded the prestigious Chairman's Award in recognition of his stewardship in transforming the Group's IT function to customer centric, external facing, profit-center in a short span of 3 years.
DBA(reading), MBA(Hons), MSc(Hons), Bsc.Eng(Hons), CEng(UK), CITP(UK), FBCS(UK),MIET(UK)
Executive Vice President / Group CIO @ Executive Vice President/ Group CIO – Jan 2006 to date ,John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com ), Sri Lanka. Diversified Conglomerate with presence in Food & beverages, Transport, Leisure, Information Technology, BPO, Financial Services, Property Development, etc. Geographic presence in Sri Lanka, Male, India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Scandinavia, UK and USA. Group's Turn over FY 2012/13 : US$ 800m; Total number of companies: 75+; Group's Total no. of employees:12,000+ ; Group's IT Annual budget : US$ 10+m ( Opex); IT Asset base in excess of US$ 75m. From January 2006 to Present (10 years) Executive Vice President / CEO @ SGIT provides end-to-end consulting and professional services and can help their customers maximize the returns of their investment whilst optimizing the total cost of ownership.um benefit as quickly as possible and helping ensure that the technology is straightforward to use and easy to administer. Comprehensive services, built on best practices, including preinstalled infrastructure, integration and jump-start delivery services, further enhance the power of SAP HANA. SGIT also offers customers both proactive and reactive 24×7 support, defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and regular system health checks apart from Greenfield SAP implementations.
This was setup from ground up to be a US$ 8m unit whilst running a full-fledged CIO's Office for the John Keells Group of companies. From January 2006 to Present (10 years) Vice President / Head of Strategy & New Business Initiatives ( whilst being CEO of KBSL) @ Director – Strategy and New Business Initiatives – Jan 2004-Dec 2005,John Keells Computer Services (www.jkcsworld.com), Sri Lanka. ( whilst holding the position of Director/CEO of Keells Business Systems Ltd). A Software services provider for the Global Aviation industry. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 8m; Total no. of employees: 250+ From January 2004 to December 2005 (2 years) Vice President / Chief Executive Officer @ Leading Systems Integration company in Sri Lanka addressing key verticals such as Service provider, Banking & Financials Services, Diversified Conglomerates and Manufacturing with partnerships with Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Cisco, Avaya, HP, NetApps, Veritas, Tekelec, Juniper, Foundry, Microsoft, I-flex, Nokia, etc. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 10m; Total no. of employees: 150+. From January 2001 to December 2005 (5 years) Head of Enterprise Technology Services @ Leading IT Solutions company in Sri Lanka which was into Mobiles, Personal Computers, Servers, Telecommunications, etc with Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Avaya, etc. Turn over FY 1997/98 was US$ 4m; Total no. of employees: 250+.
Restructured the multiple, business units to an Integrated Systems Integration arm within a short span of 2 years which resulted in the entire company, KBSL, getting rebranded and one of the most sought after Systems Integrator to date in the Sri Lankan market. From July 1999 to December 2000 (1 year 6 months) Senior Research Engineer @ a. Project Management experience of managing the roll-out of the US$ 15+ m project, together with NEC/Cisco for a campus wide Voice/Data network for University of Rochester
b. Research & development experience in working together with NYSERNET and other fellow university colleagues to improve the design and infrastructure for Internet 2 initiatives From July 1998 to June 1999 (1 year) Teaching Assistant @ From September 1997 to May 1999 (1 year 9 months) Rochester, New York AreaSenior Systems Engineer @ From July 1994 to August 1997 (3 years 2 months)
Doctor of Business Administration, International Business Management @ International School of Management, Paris, France From 2011 to 2015 Master of Science with Phi Kappa Phi Honours ( GPA 4.00/4.00), Information Technology & Computer Science, GPA 4.00/4.00 with Phi Kappa Phi Honours @ Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA From 1997 to 1999 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), General Management, Overall B+ @ University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka From 1995 to 1997 Bachelor's Degree, Electronics & Telecommuications Engineering, First Class Honours @ University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka From 1990 to 1994 BSc, Computer & Communications Engineering @ British Computer Society From 1989 to 1992 BSc, Electronics & Computer Engineering @ Engineering Council From 1988 to 1991 High School - A/Ls and O/Ls, Double Maths, Physics and Chemistry @ Royal College From 1979 to 1987 Ramesh Shanmuganathan is skilled in: Leadership, Strategy, Change Management, Outsourcing, Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Re-engineering, Restructuring of Businesses, Sales Management, Strategic IT Management, iSMAC - IOT, Social,Mobile, Analytics and Cloud, Personnel Management, Project Management