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Amali de Alwis

UK Managing Director at Microsoft for Startups

Amali de Alwis is the UK Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, which supports leading B2B tech startups grow with Microsoft support. Prior to this she was CEO of Code First: Girls – a multi award-winning training company focused on increasing diversity in tech.

Outside of the day job, Amali is a Board member at Ada National College for Digital Skills, a member of the D&I Board at the Institute of Coding, and Advisory Board member at the Founders Academy. She is a founding member at Tech Talent Charter, and a CommonwealthFirst business mentor.

Amali is a London Tech Week Ambassador and Judge for the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards; and was recently inducted into Computer Weekly’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifelong commitment to the industry. She was additionally awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2019 for Services to diversity and training in the Tech Industry.

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