This is who we are, a rockstar team coming with diverse experiences and different walks of life to experience the joy of creating the good life with you!
Meet the Team
Randhula de Silva
The Founder and CEO of GoodLife X. Formally the first CEO of Hatch works and Chief Disruptor of GIZ SME sector development program. Randhula works with multiple organisations as a designer of systems and programs creating positive disruptions in Sri Lanka.
She's currently a Director of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and being a strong advocator of homegrown artists and creatives, she also co-founded an alternate film screening platform and was the Executive Producer of a Sri Lankan Feature film.
Randhula holds a Masters in Development Planning and BBA in Business Economics from University of Colombo and was awarded Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellow from University of Oxford.
Arj Wignaraja started his career at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he helped formulate business strategies for Fortune 500 clients. He then built Stax, a boutique consulting firm in Boston and Sri Lanka.
More recently Arj served as a Vice President at Cerberus Frontier, a US private equity fund. He is also a founder of Remote Sensing Metrics, a Non-Executive Director at Cenmetrix, Asia Securities, and Chairperson of the South East Asia Leadership Academy (SEALA, a game changing bootcamp for leaders from the region).
Arj holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.A. in Economics, with honors, from Princeton University.
Dr. Márton Kocsev has been working with GIZ on various innovative technology projects within the private as well as educational sectors. His main interests include innovation brokerage, green technologies, and entrepreneurship in low-income countries.
He was part of the team that implemented Ethiopia's first open innovation hub, iceaddis. Between 2012-2013 he supported the establishment of two innovation hubs in Egypt (icecairo, icealex) and between 2016 and 2020 he was programme manager for GIZ in Sri Lanka.
Anushka Wijesinha is an Economist specializing in trade, competitiveness and innovation, with experience in Government, private sector and think tanks. He consults for international organizations in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives, and in particular he is a competitiveness and export strategy consultant for the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva.
In the private sector, he serves in a non-executive capacity on the boards of Seylan Bank PLC, Fairfirst Insurance Ltd, HNB Finance PLC, Capital Alliance Investments Ltd, and he chairs the investment commitment of a high net-worth family office. Anushka also serves on the Board of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Shenali de Silva
Shenali has 10 years of experience managing projects and client relationships with both private and public sector players. Her most recent experience includes leading a project team for Mitra Innovations, creating products for Healthcare providers in Australia and the United Kingdom.
She curated the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce's policy advocacy committees across six sectors which produced policy recommendations implemented by the GoSL.
In her role as a Business Analyst for Stax Inc, she worked cross-functionally in areas of business development, private equity in US markets, market analysis, and product strategy development.
Emma de Silva
Emma recently joined the GLX team as the Good Life Jedi, to steer in business communications and scaling future projects for GLX. She is passionate about working together to create a more circular and environmentally conscious future for both businesses and consumers through sustainable development and innovation.
Emma is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration, with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
Our Advisory Board
Managing Director Resplendent Ceylon. Director Dilmah Tea/MJF Holdings
Co-Founder, Spa Ceylon Ayurveda
Founder CEO, Calcey technologies
Director of Operations at Applova Inc and Founding Member Yarl IT
Board Member, Lankan Angel Network
Affiliate Professor at ESCP Business School (Paris)
President, Commandate Berlin
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