Tushara Canekeratne

Founder & CEO, Nadastra, Inc.
Co-Founder Virtusa Corporation

Southborough, MA

CanekeratneTushara Canekeratne is a global leader and entrepreneur with 25+ years of broad and deep experience in the Information Technology Industry with an emphasis on enterprise software development, scaling and growing global companies from ground up, global operations excellence in people, process and technology innovation, and customer focus and value. She has focused on building strong global teams, developing leadership and international relationships, and implementing global models to support business needs with quality and excellence, while managing to impact overall revenue growth and profitability. Tushara is an investor in early stage companies, and an advocate for education and young leaders.

In 2006, Tushara founded Nadastra, Inc.; she has served as CEO since inception. Nadastra, Inc. is a knowledge driven global services company. In 1996, Tushara co-founded Virtusa Corporation and served as Executive Vice President of Global Technical Operations. Virtusa is a public company and a global provider of software development and IT services. In 1989, Tushara was a founding member of INSCI Corporation, a supplier of digital document repositories and integrated output management products, and served in several leadership roles.

Tushara serves on Brigham and Women’s Hospital Advisory Council, The Home for the Little Wanders Board of Directors, City Year Finance and Audit Committee, Harvard Graduate School of Education Campaign Co-Chair, Executive Committee & Dean’s Leadership Council, Harvard University Campaign Executive Committee, and Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Coalition Steering Committee.

Tushara holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics (1988) and received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University (2015) from Loughborough University (UK), a 2015 Advanced Leadership Fellow and Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University, MA.