Sashieka Seneviratne is a Networks Solutions Director at Ericsson Canada, where she brings together customer insight, business acumen and technology to create compelling strategic insights. She comes from a Research and Development (R&D) background with experience primarily in Radio Access Network Hardware Development. She started her career at Nortel and then joined Ericsson where she has held several leadership roles over the past thirteen years. She holds a Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, as well as a certificate of specialization in Strategy Execution and Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.
She enjoys connections among people, both locally and across much wider networks globally. Born in Sri Lanka, she also lived in Japan before moving to Canada. At Ericsson, she has worked with global teams across North America, Europe, and Asia. As a Leader she has lead teams in product development and has additionally contributed to innovation through patents and trade-secrets. She has served in the Advisory Board to the Head of R&D at Ericsson working with R&D strategy and currently serves the Ericsson North America Sustainability Council working in areas of Climate Action, Digital Inclusion and Responsible Business.
In her private life, she co-founded the Ekva Food Bank, a non-profit that provides food to families in need in Sri Lanka.
Sashieka started participating in the Light the Night Walk when a work colleague was diagnosed with Lymphoma and was moved by the work LLSC does to bring communities together to strive towards a common mission. As Co-chair of the Ottawa Leadership Committee in 2022 for the Light The Night Walk , she is hoping to bring her passion and experience to work collaboratively with other inspiring leaders to contribute to improving the lives of people affected by blood cancers.
Around the time she stepped into the Co-chair position, her father was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and draws her motivation and inspiration to learn more, to give more, to do more to help the organization become more to achieve its mission. She now has even a deeper appreciation to the resources and support the society provides to the blood cancer community and she is committed to pay tribute and be a part of an inspiring journey to see the growth of the Ottawa Light the Night community.