Tushara Dilanie Canekeratne is a global leader and entrepreneur with broad and deep experience in Information Technology Industry with an emphasis on enterprise technology, scaling and growing global companies, and excellence in people, process, and technology innovation. Tushara is an advocate for education, healthcare, longevity and leadership, and an early-stage investor in purpose-driven companies.
In 2006, Tushara founded Nadastra, Inc. (knowledge driven global services company) and has served as CEO since inception. In 1996, Tushara co-founded Virtusa Corporation (global technology services company) and served as EVP Global Technical Operations. In 1989, Tushara was a founding member of INSCI Corporation (digital document management product company) and served in several leadership roles.
Tushara is presently an investor in several early-stage companies, including Owl Ventures in CA, and Converge Ventures Partners, Harvard Graduate Syndicate Fund and XFactor Ventures in MA.
Tushara currently serves on the Board of Directors for IternalHealth, and as Board Advisor to Nextuple and E2E. She also serves as a member for Brigham and Women’s Hospital Advisory Council, City Year Board of Trustees, Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean’s Leadership Council, Advanced Leadership Initiative Coalition Director’s Advisory Council, Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership Council, Stanford University Longevity Center Advisory Council, Stanford Health Communication Initiative Advisor and John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board of Directors.
Tushara holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor from Loughborough University, Harvard University 2015 Advanced Leadership Fellow and 2016 Senior Fellow, and Stanford University 2017 Distinguished Career Institute Fellow and 2018 Continuing Fellow.