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ISM APAC appoints first Sri Lankan MD

Graduates with dignitaries and Huawei Sri Lanka Management at the ceremony
Graduates with dignitaries and Huawei Sri Lanka Management at the ceremony

Managing Director ISM APAC, the regional arm of Netherlands based e-commerce company ISM e-Group, marked the dawn of a new era as it announced the appointment of its first Sri Lankan Managing Director, Priyantha Bethmage as the two Dutch General Managers of the company bid farewell.

With its head office located in IT Park Orion City in Colombo, ISM APAC today has over five years of presence in Sri Lanka and has evolved to be a trendsetter in the country’s IT industry exhibiting a rapid and sustainable growth with its technical innovations and professional expertise.

The company pioneered the open office concept which resulted in the famous ISM family culture. ISM’s office in Sri Lanka, the development center which serves globally, achieved an excellent international working environment on par with its counterparts in such a short period of time.

Its continuous effort and engagement towards its people and corporate culture is well reflected when it was bestowed with a ‘Great Place to Work’ certification in 2019, including being named as one of ‘Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka’ in 2017 by the Great Place To Work Institute. In its expected long journey in the industry the Dutch management has rested their trust and confidence on Priyantha Bethmage by appointing him as the first Sri Lankan managing director.

Priyantha has over 23 years of experience in Information technology industry mainly in software development. He started his career as a software engineer after graduating from the University of Colombo. Being involved in the managerial arena for a number of years, he got equipped with an MBA from the University of Moratuwa specializing in IT.

With the help of prior experience in the industry he was able to face the challenges that came in his way in the process of the development of ISM and was of great help to the Dutch management to bring the company to this elevation.

Uditha is an entrepreneurial, futuristic leader and was one of the founding members of ISM APAC. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Mangalore University and presently pursuing an MBA in the University of Bolton.

Tharanga has over 15 years of experience, having worked in the fields of manufacturing, insurance and freight forwarding in India and Sri Lanka. He has been instrumental for the excellent financial practices since inception of ISM APAC.

The Dutch-based group, with its partnerships and experienced teams collectively consisting over 600 employees, is a major contributor to the e-commerce industry globally for more than 25 years and has offices in Sri Lanka, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Germany, Ukraine, UK, and the United States.

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