Mr. Jeffrey Jay Blatt was appointed to the Board of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC on 5 June 2008, and sits on the Senior Tender Board and the Technology Sub Committee. He is also a Director of SLT Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd, and SLT Hong Kong Ltd. Mr. Blatt acts as Special Counsel to Astro All Asia Networks PLC, and Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd., in Malaysia, and is Counsel at the law firm of Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand leading its Telecom, Media and Communications practice.
Prior to his current positions, he was the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel, at Astro and the Group General Counsel of Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. ("UT Group").
Before moving to Malaysia, he was a partner in the nationally recognized law firms of Irell & Manella LLP, and Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor and Zafman, in Los Angeles, California, and represented technology companies including Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Broadcom, and Sony Electronics. He also represented entertainment companies in multimedia and special effects matters including Sony Pictures Entertainment and Light Storm Entertainment.
Mr. Blatt attended the Lewis and Clark Law School, Oregon, USA and holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, cum laude, as well a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with Distinction, from Tiffin University, Ohio. He is a member of the California and United States Federal Bars, and is a registered United States Patent Attorney.