Dr Mahendra Samarawickrama

The Centre for Sustainable AI

Dr Mahendra Samarawickrama (GAICD, MBA, SMIEEE, ACS(CP)) is the ACS ICT Professional of the Year 2022. He is a highly accomplished leader and entrepreneur having an impressive track record of driving visions, technological innovations and transformation towards humanity, social justice, and sustainability. He is a Director of The Centre for Sustainable AI. He leads the Australian AI and data-science strategy while building capabilities for social justice and sustainability with diversity, equity and inclusion in AI and data science by mobilising the power of humanity. He has contributed to innovations in ESG, AI ethics and governance, climate and disaster resilience, customer experience and sustainability. He is an Advisory Council Member of Harvard Business Review (HBR), an Expert in AI ethics and governance at Global AI Ethics Institute (GAIEI), an industry Mentor in the UNSW business school, a senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE), an honorary visiting scholar at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).