Leadership Team

Leadership with a passion for excellence

Linear Squared leadership believes and invests in continuous learning, experimenting and innovating. They believe in providing solutions on par with global standards in sophisticated data analytics coupled with technology and domain expertise.

Sankha Muthu Poruthotage Ph.D.

CEO / Chief Data Scientist

Sankha is one of the co-founders of Linear Squared. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Connecticut, USA. He has worked at Plymouth Rock assurance in Boston MA in the area of advance risk modeling.

Sankha specializes in classification techniques using both parametric models and machine learning algorithms, regression and GLM models, clustering and segmentation techniques, survival models, change point detection and sequential techniques.

Sankha has spearheaded some of the very first largescale analytics initiatives in Sri Lanka, specifically in telecommunication, FMCG, apparel and finance  sectors.

In the early stages of his career, Sankha was in quantitative investment research as an Associate Vice President at AMBA Research Lanka (now Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services), and a Market Research Manager at Nielsen.

Mohit Pande

Senior Vice President

Mohit is the former Country Manager – India, Google Cloud. Prior to Google, Mohit held senior leadership roles with Microsoft in India and South East Asia.

Mohit is a well-known Tech Industry Leader across India and South East Asia. He has extensive experience working across the Tech and Digital Landscape, building businesses and leading high performing teams across India and South East Asia. In his last role, Mohit founded and led the Cloud business for Google in India.

Rajith Munasinghe

Vice President/Co-founder

Rajith is a co-founder of Linear Squared who holds a Master’s in Financial Economics from Imperial College London and a second Master’s in Economics from the University of Colombo. He is also a fellow of Charted Institute of Management Accountants UK and an advisor on financial and econometric modeling for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

He specializes in forensic accounting, fraud detection models, time series forecasting and econometric models. Rajith has previously worked as an assistant director at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and a quantitative investment analyst at Amba research.

Chathura Kumarasinghe

Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Product Officer

Chathura is an experienced senior professional in technology management in areas of technical solution designing, technology deployment, performance optimization and techno-commercial negotiations; with broader understanding on entire spectrum of technology management. He has headed the technology development and network planning portfolios at Suntel (pvt) limited and Airtel Lanka (pvt) limited respectively; before joining the linearsquared team.

Chathura hold a BSc in Engineering from University of Moratuwa and earned his master’s in business administration from University of Leicester. He is also a chartered engineer registered in Sri Lanka and UK.

Prabath Gunawardane 

Chief Technology Officer

Prabath is a former Google software engineer and entrepreneur who holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. He has many years of experience in the software industry working with Big Data, Parallel Computing and Data Mining algorithms.

Manjula Priyantha

Head of Quality Assurance

Manjula has more than 14 years of experience in IT industry that spans across software development, quality assurance and project management. He is one of the leading QA experts in the country who has hand crafted numerous testing methods and protocols in his previous roles at eBuilder and MIT. Manjula has brought in a new perspective to testing applications with substantial algorithmic components by integrating concepts like test automation & continuous integration in agile space.

Manjula holds a bachelor’s degree in physical science and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colombo. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) at PMI and Certified Scrum Master (CSM®) at Scrum Alliance.

Rekha Nilaweera

Director Business Development

Rekha is a research specialist with over 10 years of experience, in market research, social research and economic research. Her market research exposure covers a wide range of industries including Banking and Finance, Insurance, Telecommunication, Retail, Hospitals, Advertising, FMCG, Hotels and Restaurants, Shipping, Automobiles and Airlines.

Rekha holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Pune, India. Before joining Linear Squared she worked as Senior Research Consultant at Business Insights and Solutions (now Vanguard Survey) ,  Director Quantitative Research at Corporate Solutions (now PepperCube Consultants) Head of Research at Bank of Ceylon, and as Research Manager at ACNielsen (now Nielsen Research)

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