Athula is an experienced Telecommunications professional with a strong background in Management and an excellent understanding of Technology. His Extensive knowledge and experience in Telecommunications Industry is gained by working with Fixed Network Operators, Mobile Network Operators and major Network Infrastructure Suppliers in the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.
Over the past 25 years he has worked in the Australian Telecommunications Industry with GSM, WCDMA and LTE Mobile Network Operators and Infrastructure suppliers in Network Technology, Engineering, Operations, Deployment and Pre-Sales environments.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Victoria University of Manchester, England and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Ali has over 18 years of experience working with the multinational Telecommunications and Media PLCs working across various subsidiaries in Asia and Europe. Ali also worked for the UK’s HQ of a PLC operating in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, North & South America and Russia for 7 years in senior finance roles.
His previous experience include working as the CFO and Member of the Management Board of the GSM telecom operator, having familiarity with, mobile-money, mobile virtual network operations (MVNOs) & network sharing/outsourcing. Ali had also volunteered as member of the Audit Committee of a Micro-Finance Bank for 3 years.
Ali is a Chartered Accountant qualified working with Big-4 and work closely with the operational and strategic management of business. He is also experienced in corporate finance, fund raising, investor relationship and listing companies.