Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer – HNB Assurance PLC

Deepthi Lokuarachchi

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

 



Deepthi Lokuarachchi is the Managing Director/ CEO of HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited. He holds a Law Degree from the University of Colombo and is professionally qualified as a Chartered Member of CII – UK. Being a career insurance professional having served in both Life and General sectors, he had gained extensive exposures into executive general management, and other areas such as underwriting, claims and reinsurance within Insurance Companies owned by the Eagle Star Group, Zurich Financial Services, Al-Futtaim UAE, AVIVA and AIG. Mr. Lokuarachchi also functioned as CEO of Sri Lanka’s biggest State Insurance Company SLIC in his career. Serving the professional interests of industry personnel Mr. Lokuarachchi also held the Presidency of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute for a period of two years and also is the present 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 23 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 Principle Officer and Specified Officer of HNB Assurance PLC.




Deputy Chief Operating Officer - HNB Assurance PLC

Lasitha Wimalaratne

B.A (Hons), MBA, FCII, ANZIIF (Fellow), ACIM, Chartered Insurer



With professional experience of over 21 years, with over 18 years in Life Insurance Operations, Lasitha has held many key positions in both local and internal organizations including 07 years at AIA Insurance Sri Lanka and 03 years in Sales & Marketing exposure in London. Prior to his current appointment, Lasitha served Softlogic Life Insurance PLC at the capacity of General Manager and Specified Officer overlooking Life Operations.

Lasitha holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wales, UK and a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Business Studies from the University of Sunderland, UK. A Chartered Insurer and a Fellow Member of the Charter Insurance Institute (FCII), Lasitha is also a Fellow Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (ACIM).

Lasitha currently serves the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII) as the Honorary Vice President and he is Council Member of the Association of Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) of Sri Lanka and was the Founder Secretary General of ACIP Sri Lanka.




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 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 16 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

Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi

MBA Special HR (Colombo), MBA (Preston, USA), National Diploma in HRM (IPM)



An old boy of De Mazenod College, Dinuka 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 25 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

Sitari Jayasundara

Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, MBA (PIM-USJ), Pg. Adv. Dip (Finance, Banking and Insurance Laws)



Presently works as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of HNB Assurance PLC and HNB General Insurance Limited. She counts over 19 years’ experience in the legal profession and heading the Legal and Company Secretarial Division of HNB Assurance PLC for over 9 years. She is the current Chairperson of the Legal Advisory Forum (LAF) of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL). Prior to joining HNB Assurance PLC, Sitari Served as legal officer and company secretary of Delmege Group of Companies and Director – Businessmate (Pvt) Limited, the Corporate Secretarial arm of Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Company, Chartered Accountants.




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