Jit Warnakulasuriya, Founder, Just in time Group
Entrepreneur with skills in analytical thinking, strong problem-solving. Excellent time management and interpersonal skills, with an eye for detail and well versed in business management.
“The biggest mistake that startup entrepreneurs make is getting their marketing mix wrong”- Jit Warnakulasuriya
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Jit Warnakulasuriya, Founder of; ‘Just in Time’ group- a Sri Lankan company involved in IT, education, hospitality, finance, and construction. Jit is an MBA and one of the most prominent businessmen in Sri Lanka.
Jit shares the three key milestones in his professional life. He gives an introduction to the ‘Just in Time’ group, an idea which he drew from one of the Japanese philosophies. Starting his corporate career very early when he was 17, this corporate veteran knows everything about running a multitude of companies at the same time. He shares his experience venturing into the IT business when he was 19 and analyzes the scope of the ventures he handles.
Jit shares the challenges he faced while setting up big businesses in Sri Lanka. He discusses the growth of technology in the country. He answers one of the most crucial questions- ‘Why aren’t many Sri Lankan businessmen investing in Indian ventures?’ He analyzes the entry barriers to the Indian market.
Jit explains how millennials and Gen-Z are influencing business. He shares a secret of great value- he talks about the basic mistakes that startup entrepreneurs make.
Entrepreneur with skills in analytical thinking, strong problem solving. Excellent time management and inter-personal skills, with an eye for detail and well versed in business managementAppointed as Honorary Consul for Bosnia and Herzegovina of Sri Lanka. Appointed to the CINTECH (Computer Information Technology Council) of Sri Lanka & was on the board through four Chairman’s for 14 years. CINTECH is now known as ICTA. Founder Member and President of the Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association which is now a part of FITIS.