Mr. Shaja Musthaffa is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa with a First-Class in Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport and Logistics Management. At present, he is reading for his Master of Philosophy at the University of Moratuwa. He has also completed a Diploma in Information Technology (Pearson Assured – UK) with Distinction (98.75%) and has received a gold medal as the batch topper. Furthermore, through a fully funded scholarship from Commonwealth of learning, Canada he has completed a course on Data Science Math Skills from DUKE University.
He won a gold medal in All Island Inter-School Mobile App Competition – 2015 organized by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). During his undergraduate period, he was placed on the Dean’s list for 4 semesters. Moreover, he won John Keells Foundation Scholarship Award for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively for his scholastic achievements in his degree programme.
He commenced his academic career as a visiting lecturer in three reputed private higher educational institutes. Also, he pursued his corporate career at Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Limited where he obtained many awards as a successful logistics intern comprising of a multidisciplinary capability. At the same time, he worked as a Procurement Manager at Ziztan Labs Engineering and Consultancy (Pvt) Limited before joining the NSBM Green University in 2021. He is a member (MILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Sri Lanka. Being an academic, his research interests include Impact of Industry 4.0 on Supply Chain Management, E – Procurement, and Autonomous Vehicle and Shared Mobility.
Research and Publications:
Shaja, MMM., Bandara, YM., (2020). Relationship between utility of driving, socio-economic characteristics and risk behaviour of drivers. 9th International Economics Research Conference of
the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (pp. 149 – 155), Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.