Chief Executive Officer - HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Prasantha Fernando

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



Prasantha is a career insurance professional who counts over 27 years of experience in the Life Insurance industry. He holds a BSc. Hons in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Colombo and is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the United Kingdom. Prasantha joined HNB Assurance in 2012 and he served as General Manager - Life Insurance and Chief Operating Officer of HNB Assurance PLC prior to being promoted as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining HNB Assurance, he held the position of Assistant General Manager, Life Operations at Aviva NDB Insurance PLC. 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 (SLII).




Chief Operating Officer - HNB Assurance PLC

Lasitha Wimalaratne

BA(Hons), MBA, FCII, ANZIIF (Fellow), ACIM, Chartered Insurer 



Lasitha’s professional career spans over 23 years, with 20 years in Life Insurance Operations & Sales including 07 years at AIA Insurance Sri Lanka and 03 years of Marketing and Sales exposure in London. Prior to joining HNB Assurance he was functioning as the General Manager – Life Operations and Specified Officer of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC. Lasitha holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from the University of Wales, UK and a B. A. (Hons) Degree in Business Studies from the University of Sunderland, UK. He is a Chartered Insurer and a Fellow Member of the Charter Insurance Institute (FCII). Lasitha is also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (ACIM).

He is the current President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII) and has been serving as a Council Member since 2011. He is also a Council Member of the Association of Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) of Sri Lanka and was the Founder Secretary General of ACIP.

He also serves as the Principal Officer and Specified Officer of HNB Assurance PLC.




Chief Investment & Strategy Officer – HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Nilesh Amarasinghe

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



Nilesh counts more than 15 years of extensive experience in Capital Markets specialising in fund management, macroeconomic strategy, investment strategy etc. Having joined HNBA 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.25 Billion funds of the HNB Assurance Group. Nilesh, who has been a member of the Executive Committee of the HNBA Group for more than 7 years, also serves as the Secretary to the Strategy Review Committee of the Company.




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, Dinesh has developed his Technical competencies in Life Insurance over time.

He acquired professional qualifications from three well known Insurance Institutes and developed his career as a life technical professional. He served as Head of Operations - Life Insurance for two years prior to being promoted as CTO. He counts over 18 years of experience in the Life Insurance Industry. He has undergone extensive training both locally and overseas including at Munich Re, Munich, Germany, FALIA and OLIS Japan.




Chief Human Resources Officer  – HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi

MBA Special HR (Colombo), MBA (Preston, USA), National Diploma in HRM (IPM, SL), Asian Personal Manager ( NICC, Japan) 



Dinuka is an Old Boy of De Mazenod College, and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree specialising in Human Resources from the University of Colombo and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Preston, USA and a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka. He has obtained the Asian Personnel Manager Certification from NICC, Japan.

Dinuka has held many key positions in both local and international entities and counts over 26 years of professional experience. Beginning his career journey at Habib Bank AG Zurich, he then joined MAS Linea Aqua Private Limited and Ceylon Pencils Private Limited subsequently. Prior to his current appointment, he held the position of Senior Manager Human Resources at Nestlé Lanka PLC.




Chief Legal Officer, Board Secretary & Compliance Officer – HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Sitari Jayasundara

Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, MBA (PIM - University of Sri Jayewardenepura) Pg. Adv. Dip (Finance, Banking & Insurance Laws)



Having joined HNB Assurance PLC as the Manager Legal in year 2009, Sitari Jayasundara currently heads the overall legal, corporate secretarial and compliance operations of HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited in the capacity of Chief Legal Officer, Board Secretary & Compliance Officer. She counts over a two decade long legal career in the fields of corporate law, Intellectual property, Corporate Governance and Compliance and heads the Legal and Company Secretarial Division of HNB Assurance PLC for over 10 years. Sitari is the Chairperson of Board Secretaries Forum under the aegis of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Sri Lanka (ICCSLK). She is the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Legal Advisory Forum (LAF) of Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL).

Prior to joining HNB Assurance PLC, Sitari served as Director-Business Mate (Pvt) Limited, the Corporate Secretarial arm of Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Company, Chartered Accountants and Legal Officer & Company Secretary of Delmege Group of Companies.

 




Chief Financial Officer – HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Punsirini Perera

MBA (PIM-USJ), BBA (Colombo), ACMA (UK), CGMA



Punsirini joined HNB Assurance PLC as a Management Trainee in 2009 and advanced progressively in responsible positions where she has played a key role in the Finance Division. She was promoted as Senior Manager – Finance in 2017 and functioned as the Head of Finance prior to being promoted as Chief Financial Officer in 2020. She counts over 14 years of experience in the Finance field.




Chief Information Officer – HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited

Suneth Jayamanne

B. Sc. (Eng.) Computer Science & Engineering Degree from the University of Moratuwa, CIMA (UK) and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor



Suneth holds a B. Sc. (Eng.) Computer Science & Engineering Degree from the University of Moratuwa. He is a CIMA passed finalist and has completed the CIM Advance Certificate level. Suneth is also an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and is Certified in ITIL. Suneth is currently reading for a MBA at University of West London.

Suneth counts over 19 years of experience in the IT industry working at many organisations. He started his professional career at Zillione Systems Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and then continued at Earnest & Young where he was functioning as an IT consultant at the capacity of a Senior Manager. During his career at Earnest & Young he was involved in many IT projects covering different business practices such as Banking and Finance, Telecom, Stock Exchange, Airlines, Textile, Healthcare, and number of e-Governance projects. Prior to joining HNBA in 2020 he was functioning as the Head of IT at LOLC Technologies covering Insurance, Leisure and Healthcare sectors.




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