Johnson Controls appoints new Project Operations Manager for SA


Image: Yasas Jayakody . By Johnson Controls
Yasas Jayakody

Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions has appointed Yasas Jayakody to their team as its South African Project Operations Manager.  In this position Jayakody will lead the Variable Projects Team, which consists of experienced project managers working on projects of varying size and scope at Johnson Controls South Africa.

Upon completion of his BSc in Construction Management through the University of the Witwatersrand, he gained experience with two renowned companies locally, and in the United Kingdom and Dubai. Currently Jayakody is completing his MBA in Real Estate and Construction through UK based Reading University.

“What attracted me to Johnson Controls as a global company, is their vast network of clients and presence in many locations.  I wanted to be part of this larger picture, as well as be part of the Variable Projects Team that operates across the various facilities management (FM) accounts that are in the Johnson Controls portfolio. I could see that it has a lot of potential for growth in South Africa and the possibility of expansion into the rest of Africa,” says Jayakody.

Jayakody, although locally based, he is part of an EMEA wide acting project Team and reports to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Project Director Daniel Liebgen.  

Part of his duties as leader of the Variable Projects Team is to act as the point of contact for any project-related business in South Africa. This includes internal contact with the senior management team and existing accounts, as well as working very closely with the FM teams on existing FM projects. For Johnson Controls’ clients, it means that all the members working on their team have the same goal in mind and are able to deliver a smooth, seamlessly handed over turnkey project.  On an external level Jayakody will be building relationships with new customers throughout Africa.

Says Jayakody on his plans for his portfolio: “I will continue supporting our existing clients with service that not only meets, but exceeds their expectations.  I will lead and support my team to champion the growth of new accounts that have potential to become FM accounts and engage with all relevant stakeholders from an early stage. Our key priority is ‘customer focus’ - we have been doing this well and will continue to do so.”

Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus


Gaborone to host inaugural Botswana Seedstars challenge

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startups, is coming to Botswana for the first time this week. Read More

Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria. Read More

British Airways, Safaricom launch SME initiative

British Airways and Safaricom have partnered to launch an initiative that will provide international exposure for five business owners in Kenya's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.  Read More

MTN Botswana to widen its services

MTN Business Botswana has reaffirmed its commitment to use its extensive capabilities in the telecommunications sector to provide relevant, quality and affordable ICT solutions to local businesses. Read More

Yet another date for BTCL IPO

Botswana's Minister of Transport and Communications says the long awaited Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering (IPO) will be settled before the end of this year. Read More

NCC gives MTN fresh window to pay N1.4tr fine

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has opened a new window to MTN Nigeria for the payment of N1.4 trillion fine imposed on the telco. Read More

MTN Nigerian fine deadline extended

The deadline for the payment of the $5.2 billion fine imposed on MTN in Nigeria has been extended until negotiations between MTN and the NCC have been concluded. Read More

Vodacom, Tracker SA unveil fleet solution in Nigeria

Vodacom Business Nigeria and Tracker South Africa have unveiled their Fleet Management solution in Nigeria.  Read More

Innovative payment solutions a hot topic in SSA: study

The first shopping and retail social listening study, released by MasterCard, reveals consumer trends in three sub-Saharan African markets. Read More

CastIron to host first B2B ICT conference

CastIron, a Gaborone-based ICT oriented company, will host the first business to business information ICT conference in Botswana soon.  Read More


Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks Unlimited


eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.