10 Jan, 2024 | 3 min read

The Winners of WSO2 Certified Employee of the Year 2023

  • Nivethan Uthayakumar
  • Senior Developer Relations Officer - Training & Certification - WSO2

We are excited to highlight the top performers of WSO2's Certified Employee of the Year 2023 competition. This esteemed contest, now in its third year, was first launched in 2021 and continued in 2022. It aims to acknowledge and recognize the relentless dedication of our employees who have obtained the most number of certifications during 2023.

The Winner - Riyazath Ali

Riyazath emerged as the overall winner, boasting an impressive 13 certifications under his belt. His accomplishments include 1 expert, 6 developer, 1 sales professional, and 5 practitioner certifications.

Riyazath is a seasoned Senior Software Engineer at WSO2, with a wealth of experience spanning five years. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the prestigious University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, specializing in software architecture and achieving an impressive 3.99 GPA.

Prior to joining WSO2, Riyazath dedicated four years to earning a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2014. With an unwavering passion for technology and innovation, Riyazath has played a pivotal role at WSO2, driving success in the Customer Success team.

For a detailed list of Riyazath's WSO2 certifications, please click here.

1st Runner-Up - Shanaka Premarathna

Shanaka has accomplished an admirable feat of completing 11 certifications in the past year, comprising 6 developer and 5 practitioner certifications.

In his role as an Associate Technical Lead in WSO2's Customer Success Team, Shanaka has contributed over 5 years of invaluable service. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Currently, Shanaka is actively pursuing an MSc in Software Architecture at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

For a detailed list of Shanaka's WSO2 certifications, please click here.

2nd Runner Up - Janaka Pushpakumara

Janaka concluded 2023 on a high note, having earned an impressive total of 10 certifications, consisting of 6 developer and 4 practitioner certifications.

Janaka serves as an Associate Technical Lead in WSO2's Customer Success team and has been an integral part of the company since 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing his master's degree in Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. In his leisure time, Janaka enjoys indulging in music, movies, and TV shows.

For a detailed list of Janaka's WSO2 certifications, please click here.

Celebrating Success and Empowering Growth 

Congratulations to Riyazath, Shanaka, and Janaka for your hard work in 2023. We are excited to see your continuous growth in understanding WSO2 and its comprehensive product suite!

Apart from the Certified Employee of the Year competition, we also host the WSO2 Certified Professional of the Year contest for individuals outside of our organization. This initiative is open to our valued partners, esteemed customers, and all those who admire our products. Whether you are a fan of our solutions or a tech enthusiast working on mastering them, this contest is your chance to shine. Choose from a range of certifications including API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), among others - Get started here

Our learning management system (LMS) is an excellent resource if you want to broaden your understanding of our products and gain a competitive edge. The platform allows you to learn at your own pace, providing resources to make your learning experience as efficient and effective as possible. Explore the LMS here.