Akila Fernando, is a professional with over 6 years of experience, attached to one of Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporters with an annual turnover of USD 1 billion, currently in the capacity of Deputy General Manager - Engineering. Over the course of his career, Akila has worked on renewable energy, electrical engineering, environmental sustainability and project management.
His career as a Professional Engineer is further strengthened by his accreditation as an Energy Manager from the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Assessor attached to the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board. He is also an ASNT Level 2 certified IR Thermographer and a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.
Akila holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa (2013), an M.Sc. from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)- Sweden & Master of Energy Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2018), as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Installations from the University of Moratuwa (2016). At present, he serves as a Course Developer for the InnoEnergy Stackable Master’s Programme and as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of West England (Auston Institute, Colombo), specializing in Energy Engineering and Project Management. Akila is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).