HUTCH Sri Lanka CEO Thirukumar Nadarasa will retire on 15th September 2023 after 25 years with the Hutchison Group. Since he has accumulated outstanding leave, his last working date with Hutch is 31st July 2023.
During his tenure, heworked in different Hutchison Telecommunication subsidiaries in the group. He rejoined Hutch Sri Lanka in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, HutchSri Lanka successfully overcame many difficult challenges and achieved good results in a very competitive market.
Saumitra Gupta, is appointed as new Chief Executive Officer (Actg.) effective from 1st August 2023. Saumitra re-joined Hutch Sri Lanka in 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer after his secondment to Hutchison Indonesia.
He was instrumental in reorganizing the commercial division and generating positive customer and revenue growth for the organization. He has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications & IT industry spanning over Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, and postgraduate in Telecom Management with specialization in Marketing & Finance.
Commenting on the appointment, Saumitra stated, “I am honored and excited to lead Hutch into this transformative era. Our continuing focus will be to deliver best mobile data experience to all Sri Lankans. We will continue to develop our service offerings on our nationwide 4G infrastructure to help build a digitally inclusive nation whilst providing great value to our customers and all stakeholders”.