Tilak De Silva has more than 38 years of experience in the IT and Communication fields. He has gained multi-disciplinary exposure in the fields of engineering, Information Technology and global telecom business; he has held the key positions of Head of IT, Head of Information Security, Chief Global Officer, Chief Network Officer, Advisor to CEO on Technology Strategies and Chief Business Innovation Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). He has also held the position of CEO SLT Hong Kong which was a subsidiary of SLT. Mr. De Silva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Specializing in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering) from the University of Moratuwa and a Master of Science degree in Data Communication from Brunel University U.K. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional. He has held the position of President of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) in the year 2013.