Dr. Mahesh de Silva

President

Mahesh is an experienced and qualified engineering manager with B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Cambridge. He is a chartered engineer, member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and PRINCE 2 Practitioner. He has published over 20 papers and is an inventor on 10 patents.

He is currently working as the Engineering Manager at Biochrom, a global biotech company. Prior to that he was a technical programme manager at Jaguar Land Rover, leading the development of electric cars. He also led major engineering programmes at Teledyne e2v to develop state of the art industrial processing systems and space imaging products.

Outside work he is the co-ordinator of Commonwealth Science and Technology Network, a keen photographer and a member of the prestigious Cambridge Camera Club. He was also a mentor for the Queen’s Young Leaders programme.

Mahesh joined APSL in 2009 and served as an Ex-Co member, Vice President (Knowledge networking), General Secretary and Vice President (Professional Development). He was the team leader of ‘APSL research Symposium’ in 2011 and 2012.