Samantha Liyanage

Head of Projects & Operations

Samantha is based in Silverleap Sri Lanka, he has over 13 years in IT with a specialty in Project Management, Banking Technology and Contactless Payments.

As Head of Projects & Operations, Samantha leads a team of multi-disciplined IT specialists. He is responsible for project management and delivery, resource planning, cost analysis, budgeting, operations management, key account management and all day-to-day management activities with a direct reporting line to the COO.

Prior to this he was a Business Analyst for Dialog Axiata the largest Telco provider and mobile operator in Sri Lanka. He led a Scrum Team and handled similar duties to his current role. He was in a team working on the first NFC based payment solution in Sri Lanka and was responsible for aligning Technology to the Business Strategy.

Samantha started his career in IT in the Banking sector and was a hardcore Software developer prior to changing gear to Project Management.

When Samantha is not flying to visit clients to ensure top customer service he can be found back at home spending time with his family apart from work.

Samantha has IT qualifications from NMIT and NCID, also has a PG Diploma Information management from NILIS and currently reading for Masters in IM at NILIS.