Chitranganie Mubarak

Country: 
Sri Lanka
Position and Company: 
Senior Programme Head ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Chitranganie holds a second class (upper) in Chemistry from the University of Colombo. With over 20 years' experience in formulating and implementing national Programmes for export development and promotion, Chitranganie has spear-headed several key export oriented initiatives besides coordinating several donor-funded programmes of the EDB. As Director of TradenetSL, the e-commerce arm of the Sri Lanka Export Development, Chitranganie was responsible for introducing several ICT solutions for facilitating the rural entrepreneur and has played a key role in launching the country's pioneering online trading platform.

She is presently Programme Head at the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, the apex body responsible for ICT policy and direction in Sri Lanka and the implementing organization for the e-Sri Lanka Initiative. Her main focus is the e-Society Programme which seeks to ensure that the dividends of ICT reach all sections of society. Several highly innovative ICT applications/contents of relevance to society have been developed and deployed through this programme. She has presented Sri Lanka’s ICT4D experience at several international fora including the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) Conferences, Annual Regional Meetings of One World South Asia, the Forum for Information Technology Nepal, the ICT4D Conference of the Centre for Advanced Computing, C-DAC, and in global video conferencing sessions of the World Bank.