Business Leader – by James Cook
Business Leader recently spoke to Shamilka Samarasinha, the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at EPAM Systems, Inc., about the importance of ESG strategies.
What were you doing before joining EPAM Systems and what attracted you to the role?
Prior to joining EPAM, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles in different countries around the world. My career and CSR exposure began in Sri Lanka, where I designed and implemented a social responsibility program and its framework for the largest apparel company in the country.
Since then, I’ve had a variety of roles in Thailand, Myanmar, and Belarus. I was the Country Head for Tesco International Sourcing in Thailand before moving to the British High Commission in Burma, where I have managed small grant programs and worked closely with civil society groups to support grassroots programs.
Eventually, I moved to Belarus because my husband worked with the UN, and my skills matched an opportunity at EPAM, and I was hired to design and oversee the social responsibility program. Having joined EPAM at a time when they were still a relatively young but growing company, the opportunity to explore CSR was limitless. I feel fortunate to have joined at the perfect time for the CSR program – looking back, I’m amazed at our journey and where we are today in terms of impact.
To read the full article, click here: ESG Q&A with Shamilka Samarasinha, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at EPAM Systems - Business Leader News
To learn about ESG at EPAM, click here: https://www.epam.com/about/who-we-are/corporate-responsibility