Jayomi Lokuliyana

Cofounder and CEO, zMessenger

Sri Lanka

Winning women Asia-Pacific Jayomi Lokuliyana

Jayomi is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of zMessenger — a full-spectrum digital advertising technology company that specializes in designing and delivering digitally led omnichannel consumer experiences. A multipleaward-winning entrepreneur, startup evangelist, promoter of female entrepreneurship and marketing strategist, she has led her venture to emerge as one of the country’s most innovative companies.  

Jayomi is a prominent mentor and speaker for young entrepreneurs, or the youth aspiring to entrepreneurship. She has been a contributor to Google Business Group and Google Women Will initiative, and a mentor for the Leadership Engagement for Aspiring Professionals (LEAP) student mentoring program by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Her feats include the Women Icon Award Asian by the Business Excellence & Research Group of Singapore in 2018; Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the South Asian Business Partnership Award in 2017, the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Women Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka; and Echelon’s 40 Under 40 Business Innovators in 2015. 

She earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and holds a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. 

“Our vision is to be the first choice for customers seeking to create relevant consumer experiences, through end-to-end digital communication solutions, powered by artificial intelligence and data analytics. Thus, we seek to deliver tangible results for both the real and virtual worlds.”