CEO DEPARTURE ANNOUNCEMENT

 


CEO DEPARTURE ANNOUNCEMENT

CYBERJAYA, 29 March 2019 -
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude to announce that effective 29 March 2019, Dr. Viraj Perera, our Founder and CEO, is leaving to start the next chapter of his own career. Since the beginning of PlaTCOM, Dr. Viraj has created a culture of mutual respect, collaboration and innovation within the organisation, the innovation community, the larger SME community and our stakeholders.

We are saddened to see him leave but we are so grateful for his tireless efforts in starting and growing PlaTCOM Ventures from its inception in 2014. Dr. Viraj envisioned and managed great progress throughout the SME landscape by creating the framework for High Impact Programme 2, one of the six High Impact Programmes under the SME Masterplan 2012-2020. Dr. Viraj's legacy leaves a lasting impact on over 170 companies and PlaTCOM. We thank him for his service and he will be greatly missed.

For the interim, PlaTCOM will be temporarily headed by Ms. Biruntha Mooruthi who is the Head of Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services and Vice President of Technology Commercialisation. An official announcement will be made in due time.