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DBA student bags Asia-Pacific Entrepreneur Award

DBA student bags Asia-Pacific Entrepreneur Award

Mr. Nayana D.P. Dehigama

Mr. Nayana D.P. Dehigama, a doctoral student of School of Management (SOM) of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), has won the third Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award. The awards were announced at the 24th conference of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), which concluded on 7 July 2010 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Dehigama is the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Epic Lanka Group and is pursuing his doctorate at AIT in the Doctor in Business Management (DBA) program under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Igel, Dean, School of Management (SOM). DBA is a doctoral program for senior professional managers and administrators.

His company, Epic Lanka group is a software solutions provider in Sri Lanka and has been awarded the National Business Excellence Award in ICT for two consecutive years as well as the first ever Gold Award for Sri Lanka at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in 2008. Earlier Mr. Dehigama was awarded the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur (Extra Large category) Silver Award by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL).