We are pleased to announce that Vipula “Vip” Samarakoon will join the JDX Executive Leadership Team as Head of Asia Pacific, effective Monday 16th August.
Vip is a Sri Lankan born Australian who has been based in Singapore for over 17 years. During this time, he has worked with several Fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase where he was Managing Director of Technology for Singapore and APAC Head of End User Computing as well as BNY Mellon where he was Managing Director and Asia Pacific CTO.
Prior to these executive roles, Vip has held various technology positions from program manager to SAP business analyst and technical support specialist. Most recently Vip has been the co-founder and managing partner at Cerasia Consulting and non-executive director of Qualee Technology, a HR technology firm.
Vip brings with him not only a wealth of experience, but also an established local network which will be instrumental in delivering against our growth targets in the APAC region. We are excited to welcome Vip during what is an exciting time for JDX, and his appointment strengthens our credentials as a firm.
Mike Berry, Chief Commercial Officer at JDX, commented: “Vip’s appointment marks an important turning point in our APAC business. We have grown rapidly over the past 9 years, and the experience that Vip brings to our team will be instrumental in further accelerating our successes. We can’t wait to share our enhanced capabilities with our clients.”
Vip commented: “I’m excited to join a firm where the entrepreneurial spirit runs strong – validated by its inclusion in our values. JDX has an enviable track record with world-class clients and is presented with exciting opportunities to add further value to its existing and future clients worldwide.”
The diversity of Asia is strongly represented in JDX Asia Pacific, and I am honoured to lead a team that lives the values of the firm and commits to exceeding our clients’ expectations every day.”
Outside of his professional activities, Vip is an internationally published commercial photographer, a rescue certified scuba driver and motorsport enthusiast. His passion for environmental conservation and wildlife protection has inspired his travel to remote parts of the world.
Please join us in wishing Vip a warm welcome to JDX!