Our People

Our people are the heart of our business, and bring together the vast knowledgebase that allows us to provide high-value services to our clients. Together with our 18 decades of collective experience, the people at POTENZA are thoroughly equipped to help our clients navigate and grow by leveraging technology.

DHANUSHA MUTHUKUMARANA

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

A Business Technology professional with over 20 years of local and overseas experience covering multiple business industries including; Banking, Manufacturing, Software Services, FMCG, Retail, Healthcare, Transportation and System Integration.

Prior to co-founding POTENZA, Dhanusha formed and headed the Enterprise Architecture practice at MillenniumIT, a fully owned subsidiary and the Technology Services arm of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Dhanusha also headed the Enterprise Software division of Hatton National Bank PLC, where he introduced key improvements to the digital backbone of the bank. He was also the former Head of Group IT at HEMAS Holdings PLC, one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka. Dhanusha played the role of an Enterprise Technology Specialist in the Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) for Microsoft in the South East Asia New Markets operation and worked with large enterprise customers in positioning solutions across multiple industry verticals.

Dhanusha’s blue-chip experience also embeds John Keells Holdings PLC, attached to both Strategic Group IT (SGIT) and John Keells Computer Services as a Consultant / Senior Systems Engineer.

Dhanusha is a professional member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), UK and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) USA. He is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a had completed his postgraduate studies in multiple areas covering; Information Technology, Management & Financial Economics.

MITHILA WEGAPITIYA

Director / Chief Operating Officer

A young millennial leader who adds a unique creative spin to the organization with industry experience in multiple domains including Entertainment & Media, Malpractice Insurance, E-commerce and FMCG.

Prior to co-founding POTENZA, he was a part of a handful of multinational companies including Virtusa, Warner Bros interactive entertainment and Ve Interactive. During his time at Virtusa he handled multiple projects where he specialized in the insurance industry to create and re-engineer systems and processes for malpractice insurance companies.

At Warner Bros interactive entertainment (UK) he handled multiple functional areas for the EMEA region such as digital marketing, media buying, community management, project/launch management and creative game design. At his time at Ve Interactive, he was exposed to a highly fast-tracked start up culture of digital remarketing and ad word technology.

Mithila is a Graduate from Aston University in the UK and currently reading for his Masters in Business Administration. With a unique point of view of digital culture and transformation, He brings to the table a unique set of competencies which compliments the focus areas of POTENZA.

KANISHKA PERERA

Senior Vice President - Consulting & Advance Analytics

An Innovative business leader with a drive for business transformation with more than 16 years of experience in multiple business verticals including Manufacturing, FMCG, Retail, telecommunication, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure, Healthcare, Transportation, Retail, BPO and Systems Integration.

Having led the first ever SAP Implementation in Myanmar with Ooredoo, Kanishka holds extensive experience heading IT and business solution departments in other organizations such as HEMAS, Browns Group of companies and Qatar Telecom, where he has brought technology maturity into the spectrum.

Kanishka is a Professional Member of Australian Computer society and MBA holder from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is also a Certified SAP consultant

ADRIAN BALTHAZAR

Senior Vice President – Digital

Jude Adrian Balthazar emanates from an extensive Banking & Financial Service Industry experience. During his tenure of 18 years at the Hatton National Bank, a premier private sector commercial bank in Sri Lanka, he has covered almost all aspects of General Banking and its Technology, which includes General Ledger Accounting, Transactions, Credit and Lending, Recoveries, Core Banking, e-Banking, Loan Origination and Recovery System Implementations. He was a Trained FINACLE CBS Banker.

His desire in Information Technology during his latter part of his Banking carrier resulted him joining MillenniumIT (Millennium Information Technology) which is part of London Stock Exchange Group and a business partner of INFOSYS – India. While he was responsible for innovating business opportunities with BFSI customers and creating value empowering their business while providing FINACLE CBS consulting and process re-engineering. He headed the Application Management Services for FINACLE Banking Application.

His expertise as a banker was instrumental during core banking, digital banking and process automation implementations. He is a Trained and Certified individual for FINACLE Advanced Core Banking Functional Certification for Ver 10.x (INFOSYS-INDIA) with a 96% score.

Jude Adrian, is a Certified Scrum Master and holds a MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University