OREL IT, a well reputed name synonymous with distinctive groundbreaking technology and innovation both in Sri Lanka and globally, recently appointed Dr. Upendra Pieris as its Chief Executive Officer who has been at the forefront of the company’s accelerated growth in his previous capacity as the Vice President to the organization.
In his new role, Dr. Upendra will continue to share his visionary leadership, knowledge and direction across the company and steer it to be a global technology partner for industrial and commercial challenges and innovation, enabling endless possibilities through industry 4.0 whilst impacting and enriching lives and communities.
With decades of experience in the global IT industry, Dr. Upendra is the inspiration behind Orel IT’s incredible success within a short span of time. He is a renowned professional in various fields to include AI Vision Solutions, IT Services Management, Business Analysis, Project Planning and Management, and Software Process Management among others.
OREL IT has grown exponentially from a two-person fraternity to a 4,500 plus strong company in just over a decade. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Orel Corporation which has today evolved into a highly sought-after multi-vertical player with core interests in building infrastructure, digital infrastructure, digital commerce, education, IOT, transportation, healthcare, with presence in six continents.
Recently, Dr. Upendra was also inducted as Member of the prestigious Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only organization that brings together some of the world’s leading and emerging CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Upendra has contributed immensely to the IT industry of Sri Lanka, encouraging and inspiring young professionals to be confident, aspiring, and innovative leaders with a strategic, conscious mindset. He actively takes part as a speaker in many industry forums and discussions. He is presently an Executive Committee Member for AI Center of Excellence and Entrepreneurship Forum at Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), and Digital Chapter and Software Chapter of the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS).
He is also a Board Director of the ICT Industry Skills Council and an Advisory Committee Member for the IT/BPM Sector at the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Last year, he obtained a doctorate in information technology from the European International University in Paris. Dr. Upendra continues his dedication and commitment to help bridge the gaps to increase digital literacy in Sri Lanka and indulges in various socially responsible causes and initiatives.
Under Dr. Upendra’s leadership, the company has been consecutively recognized with many awards such as NCE Export Awards by National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), Entrepreneur Awards – Western Province by National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL), and Presidential Export Awards.
Throughout its corporate vocation since 2010, OREL IT provides end-to-end technology solutions such as Data Services, mobile and software development; R&D, cyber security, including AI and machine learning, to a world class client base serving in 13 diverse industries across the globe. In fact, the company’s unwavering focus on these technologies coupled with the potentiality of its spirited team has made Orel IT to stand firm and strong in the global IT industry as a leading business entity at present.