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The Executive Committee comprises of experienced professionals in their respective fields under whose visionary direction sets the direction for the company and the nature of tasks to be carried out.

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Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director - HNB Assurance PLC - Deepthi Lokuarachchi

LL.B, Attorney at Law, ACII (UK), Chartered Insurance Risk Manager

Mr. Lokuarachchi counts over two decades of professional experience in the fields of general management, distribution, risk management and overall operations management. He commenced his career at Eagle Insurance where he held various key positions including General Manager Distribution and Risk Management. Advancing in his career, he moved to AIG Insurance Limited where he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in charge of the Sri Lankan and Maldivian Operations. Deepthi also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Orient Insurance Limited, Sri Lanka and the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited prior to joining HNBA. He was the President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute and is the current President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka.

Chief Operating Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Prasantha Fernando


BSc. Hons (Colombo), ACII (UK), Chartered Insurer

Prasantha joined HNB Assurance in 2012 and he served as General Manager - Life Insurance for three years prior to being promoted as Chief Operating Officer of HNB Assurance PLC. Prior to joining HNB Assurance, he held the position of Assistant General Manager, Life Operations at Aviva NDB Insurance PLC. He counts over 22 years of experience in the Life Insurance Industry. Prasantha is also a founder council member of Association of Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) and served as the Treasurer. He is a past Chairman of the Life Insurance Forum (LIF) of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL) and was a lecturer at the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute. He also serves as the Principal Officer and Specified Officer of HNB Assurance PLC.

Chief Business Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Ivan Nicholas


Ivan joined HNB Assurance in 2010 as the Head of Distribution and promoted as the Chief Business Officer Life Insurance in 2016. Initially he was responsible for Life and General Distribution channels for the entire branch network before the segregation. At present he holds the National level responsibility of Life Distribution, Bancassurance and Corporate Sales Units. He counts over 32 years’ experience in Sales and Sales management at Regional and National level Life and General Distribution within the Insurance Industry. He has served at Eagle Insurance PLC where he gained multinational exposure and at Union Assurance PLC as AGM Corporate Business Development unit prior to joining HNB Assurance PLC. Ivan is also an Associate Financial Advisor awarded by Limra International (Pvt) Ltd.

Chief Investment & Strategy Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Nilesh Amarasinghe


BSc. Econ & Mgt Hons (LSE), MBus. (Fin) (UTS)

Nilesh counts more than a decade of extensive experience in Capital Markets specialising in fund management, macroeconomic analysis, investment analysis etc. Having joined HNBA in 2005 as a Management Trainee, Nilesh served HNBA as Assistant Manager - Investments, Manager - Investments and Head of Investment & Strategy prior to assuming the role as the Chief Investment & Strategy Officer. As the CIO, he is responsible for the performance of more than Rs. 15 Billion funds of the HNB Assurance Group, belonging to Life and General policyholders and shareholders including the Sharia compliant Takaful Portfolios.

Chief Financial Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Indika Perera


BBMgt - Hons (SP in Acc.), ACA, ACMA

Indika counts over 17 years of experience in finance field where he possesses more than 10 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry both locally and internationally. He started his career with KPMG Sri Lanka and joined HNB Assurance in 2004 as the Accountant. Indika left the Company from the position Finance Manager in 2007 to join Gulf Union Insurance Group in Bahrain where he served in Group Internal Audit Division and Group Finance Division. After 5 years, he returned to the country and served as the Assistant Vice President at Acuity Securities Limited, a Central Bank registered primary dealer of government securities and Vice President – Operations Control at Orient Insurance Limited, a subsidiary of Al-Futtaim Group in Dubai He rejoined HNB Assurance in 2015 as the Head of Finance and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of both HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited.

Chief Technical Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Dinesh Udawatta


BSc (Statistics) Hons (Colombo), FIII (India), MBA (Colombo), ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP (Australia), ACII (UK), Chartered Insurer

Dinesh joined HNB Assurance in 2003. Currently he is serving as the Chief Technical Officer for Life Insurance. Having joined in 2003 as an Actuarial Executive and Dinesh developed his Technical competencies in Life Insurance. He acquired professional qualifications from three well known Insurance Institutes and developed his career as a life technical person. He served as Head of Operations - Life Insurance for two years prior to being promoted as CTO. He counts over 15 years of experience in the Life Insurance Industry. He has undergone extensive training both locally and overseas including at Munich Re, Munich, Germany and FALIA, Japan.

Chief Actuary - HNB Assurance PLC - Pushpika Seneviratne


B.Sc Hons (Colombo), M.Sc Actuarial Hons (UK), ASA (US), FCMA (UK), CGMA, CERA

Having joined HNB Assurance in 2011 as Assistant Manager and being instrumental in setting-up the Actuarial Department within HNBA, Pushpika currently works in the capacity of Chief Actuary, leading the Actuarial Department catering to Life and General Insurance. Prior to this role, she functioned at various capacities at HNBA, Ceylinco-Life and at Eagle Insurance, where she embarked on her Actuarial journey. Having qualified as an Associate Actuary from the Society of Actuaries US, Pushpika is one of the few qualified Actuaries in the country and the only local Actuary to attain the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) whilst also being a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Pushpika is also a member of the Actuarial sub-committee of Insurance Association of Sri Lanka.

Chief Human Resources Officer - HNB Assurance PLC - Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi


Dinuka holds a Master of Business Administration (HR Special) Degree from the University of Colombo. He holds an Asian Personnel Manager Certification from NICC, Japan and also holds a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka.

Dinuka counts over 25 years of experience of which 19 years in the field of Human Resources Management working at many organizations. He started his professional career at Habib Bank AG Zurich and then continued at MAS Linea Aqua Pvt Ltd and Ceylon Pencils Pvt Ltd. Prior to join HNBA he was functioning as the Senior Manager Human Resources at Nestle Lanka PLC for more than 07 years.