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.
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.
Vihangun is the Founder CEO of Owita Naturals pvt ltd, is an organic and healthy food company based in Sri Lanka and the Founder CEO of TrainMe, a learning & consultancy platform. He also works as an industry consultant and a visiting lecturer in the fields of Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and MentalWellbeing. He was the technical lead & heading innovations for GSK Sri Lanka, a part of the supply chain leadership team until 2021.
Vihangun holds an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, BSc in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Institute of Technology – Sligo, Ireland.
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 from the Haas School of Business, with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
Sasmini Bandara is the former Program Manager of Venture Frontier Lanka and Hatch Works. Accelerator programs which gave new meaning to innovation and collaboration over competition in the startup ecosystem of Sri Lanka.
Sasmini specializes in startup matchmaking and successful partnerships across regions which led her to become the Ambassador for Asia for Nelis Global, platform connecting on the ground practitioners and sustainable leaders. As a part of the Nucleus of the Innovation Sustainability Alliance (IxSA) she is contributing to the working groups of EESG for Startups and Compensation for Good.
Sasmini is an Attorney-at-Law by profession specializing in Human Rights & Constitutional Law and an experienced Company Secretary consulting early stage businesses on business partnerships, employer-employee relationship, and Incorporation of business in Sri Lanka.
Arshad has over six plus years experience in Project Management, Business Consulting and Assurance. He believes in following passion, on the job training and feedback for better outcomes. Arshad is a multi-talented, passionate and positive team player joined our team not so long ago, who is willing to go that extra mile to make a difference in both his personal and professional life.
He is a Certified Corporate Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was the Assistant Manager – Consultant / Assurance at Ernst & Young and now serving as the Project Manager - Lead at Alibaba Group at Daraz, working on multiple growth projects with stakeholders to determine project requirements, develop scope, deliverables and timelines. In addition, tracking tasks, manage accountability, determine and monitor risk and escalate them appropriately. Now, he is joining the GLX Team as the Programme Manager to assist the startup eco-system with his expertise in the field.
Saseni Wijegunawardane is a final year management undergraduate of University of Colombo. She is a Certified Digital Marketer from the Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing and holds a Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA-UK. Her background in Business Marketing Management & Marketing has lead her to win several case study competitions, both locally and internationally. She is willing to take up challenging assignments with the opportunity for growth and professional development.
Saseni initially joined the GLX team as the Digital Rockstar - Digital Communications Intern assisting with GLX communications on circular and regenerative business concepts and has now grown into her role as the Programme Associate, to expand her work in business development and program management.
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)
Managing Partner and Dot Connector, Factor Product
Trendscout, future of work and industry 4.0. Advisor GIZ
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