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Rohan Samarajiva

Founding Chair
Sri Lanka

Rohan Samarajiva is founding Chair of LIRNEasia, an infrastructure policy and regulation think tank active across emerging economies in South and South East Asia and the Pacific. LIRNEasia has been engaged in research on mobile network big data for development since 2012.  Before setting up LIRNEasia, Samarajiva was Team Leader at the Sri Lanka Ministry for Economic Reform, Science and Technology, responsible for infrastructure reforms, Director General of Telecommunications and a founder director of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka. Previously, he was Honorary Professor at the University of Moratuwa, Visiting Professor of Economics of Infrastructures at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and Associate Professor of Communication and Public Policy at the Ohio State University in the US. He was the CEO of LIRNEasia until 2012. He serves on the Boards of Communication Policy Research south, Research ICT Africa, and the Lanka Software Foundation.