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HNBA crowns their Top Performers at the Sales Convention 2021

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) held its most eagerly anticipated night in the Company’s event calendar recently at Hilton Colombo. The event felicitated the top performers of the Sales Force for their outstanding and remarkable achievements recorded during the year 2021. The event was graced by Mrs. Rose Cooray as Chief Guest, the Board of Directors of HNBA as well as the Management of both HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI).

Expressing her thoughts on the day of celebration, Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI - Mrs. Rose Cooray stated that “Tonight is a night of celebration of your remarkable and outstanding performance, reflected as both individuals and as teams. This convention will distinguish itself by virtue of the fact that, we honour and applaud your commitment and perseverance despite one of the toughest times we had to face in our lifetime. The tenacity that the sales force has displayed during these most challenging of economic conditions is quite exemplary.” Highlighting the key performance metrics HNBA has portraited during the year 2021, Ms. Cooray further stated that “The achievements that we have recorded during 2021 with an impressive growth momentum of 29% in terms of GWP is in no small measure due to the contribution from the sales force. I am indeed delighted by the achievements of HNBA Advisor Channel and have no doubt that even greater things will be forthcoming as the company moves ahead into the future infused with cutting edge technology and have at its disposal the best products in the market. I can assure confidently that we will be able to strive to new heights in this journey as one team.”

Reflecting on the outstanding performances of HNBA Sales Force, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne stated that “The devotion of each individual advisor which collectively upscales the overall performance of the Advisor channel is quite impressive, and it has clearly reflected on our business achievements during 2021. The synergy between each member of the  Advisor Channel has grown the company through the years to the stature and stability that it has achieved to date. Despite the most fluid and challenging market conditions, our Sales Force has proven once again that they are a group of talented professionals who can go for gold and mark a name for themselves. Furthermore, Mr. Lasitha also added “Tonight is dedicated for you to reflect on and celebrate your achievements and to further fine-tune it during the years to come. As a company which strives in delivering the best service to the customers, assuring them that they are provided with a Life Insurance solution to best satisfy their needs has always been possible as a result of the high quality, professional standards of our own Sales Force. I firmly believe that these achievements celebrated tonight will prove to be the starting block of greater things to come cascading into the future as we are poised to grow from strength to strength”

Chief Business Officer/ General Manager - Advisor Distribution Channel of HNBA, Mr. Harindra Ramasinghe expressed his views stating, “The impressive strength of the Salesforce of HNBA has clearly reflected in the financial achievements gained during 2021. The Advisor Channel of HNBA has made an indelible mark for itself as being a force to be reckoned with, seizing new market segments across the island and continually growing its footprint. Effective recruitment campaigns launched across the country has contributed immensely towards the highly professional and performance driven salesforce of HNBA. The Channel has grown from strength to strength from achievements pertaining to both local and global spectrums. I am confident that my salesforce to march onwards conquering every hurdle thrown their way to go on to prove their mettle.”

The HNBA Sales Convention honored 246 Advisors under categories of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Super Gold and Grand Awards. Amongst those golden trophies were the accolades for the Best Service Center, Best Zonal Manager, Best Cluster Manager, Best Regional Office Manager and awards for 71 MDRT qualifiers. The pinnacle award of the night for ‘Best Sales Advisor’ was awarded to Ms. Shamali Liyanage.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is a leading Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka with a network of 64 branches. HNBA has been assigned a rating of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating'. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating' of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place To Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

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HNB Assurance Wins Gold at National Quality and Productivity Convention 2024

Setting a new benchmark for itself, HNB Assurance PLC bagged the prestigious Gold Award at the National Convention on Quality and Productivity 2024, hosted by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP). The company’s project to streamline its procurement operations while reducing and lead time was recognized for its impact and use of automation.Aligned to the company’s broader objective of efficiency improvement and value creation, this award-winning project is part of HNB Assurance's strategy to improve operational efficiency and achieve 100% paperless operations by 2026. HNB Assurance PLC’s CEO, Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne, shared his thoughts "Winning this award is a great honor as it recognizes our commitment to enhancing our operations whereby helping us provide better value to our stakeholders. As a company, we continuously seek opportunities to embrace automation and digitization, so, credit to the Business Process Excellence Team along with IT, Finance, Procurement, and all other teams who collaborated and contributed to this remarkable achievement. I’m certain this recognition will motivate our teams to keep pushing the boundaries of excellence and reinforce our commitment to operational efficiency.”The Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology was used as the teams successfully improved the lead time of the procurement process. The DMAIC methodology can be used to identify bottlenecks, implement solutions, and achieve measurable improvements which in this case improved the overall efficiency of the company’s procurement operations."In this fast-paced digital world, staying ahead and meeting evolving customer demands requires us to improve and innovate continuously.” Stated Mrs. Geethani Saram, Head of Business Process Excellence and Strategy. “Internal processes are crucial, especially in the service industry, prompting us to reassess our methods and explore avenues for enhancement. This award resulted from a long-term strategic initiative by HNBA to empower employees for scientific recognition of operational gaps and their resolution through adaptation of Lean Six Sigma methodology. The framework facilitated identifying our procurement process as a critical area for improvement and implementing effective solutions to speed up and set a new standard. My sincere thanks to SLAAQP for this recognition as it validate our efforts and inspires us to continuously innovate and drive efficiency across all our processes.”

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HNBA and HNBGI Celebrate Partnership with HNB at Golden Awards 2024

The “Golden Awards 2024” hosted by HNB Assurance and HNB General Insurance, celebrated and recognized the outstanding achievements of top performers, including network management and branch managers from Hatton National Bank, for their significant contributions to the growth of HNBA and HNBGI. The year 2023 was an outstanding period for both HNBA and HNBGI, with impressive financial performances which proved their partnership with HNB to be one of the best in the industry. Mr. Damith Pallewatte, Acting Chief Executive Officer of HNB, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, opined, “Having participated in this event for several years, it is incredibly heartening to witness the sustained growth and progress achieved by both HNBA and HNBGI. As we look to the future, I see immense potential and opportunity. I am confident that by continuing to innovate and prioritizing customer-centric solutions, we as a group, can not only maintain our strong position but also dominate the market. Let me also remind you that the bank is fully committed to supporting both HNBA and HNBGI, so let us get out there and redefine the landscape of banking and insurance.”The newly appointed Chairman of HNBA and HNBGI, Mr. Stuart Chapman, stated, “I’m delighted to address this wonderful gathering where we honor and recognize one of our most important stakeholders, HNB. The trust and collaboration between our institutions is what sets this partnership apart from others. As custodians of this relationship, I am confident that our combined efforts will ensure we deliver top-tier insurance solutions to our customers, meeting their needs with the highest standards of service and trust. I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the award winners and thank the members of the management of HNB for their continued support. Further, as our companies, HNB, HNBA and HNBGI, embrace leadership transformations, I’d like to thank Mr. Jonathan Alles former MD of HNB and our very own former Chairperson Mrs. Rose Cooray for their contributions as well.”The Global Banking and Finance Review, UK, for the fourth consecutive year, honored HNBA as the Best Life Bancassurance Provider, while HNBGI was awarded the Best General Bancassurance Provider for the second consecutive year reflecting the success both HNBA and HNGI has maintained with HNB over the years.

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Stuart Chapman Appointed Chairman of HNB Assurance and HNB General Insurance

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stuart Chapman as the new Chairman, succeeding Mrs. Rose Cooray. With an exemplary career spanning four decades in multinational and local companies across diverse industries and particularly Insurance, Mr. Chapman brings a wealth of expertise to the organization.Mr. Chapman holds an MBA from the University of Colombo, a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM-UK), a Diploma in Life Insurance Sales and Marketing from the Life Underwriters Training Council (USA) and a Diploma in Business Management from the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM). His professional affiliations include being a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and the Institute of Management (UK) as well as a Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia).In addition to 16 years in insurance, Mr. Chapman has also held leadership positions in industries such as Healthcare, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Banking and Telecommunications. He has previously served as the Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals, Director Life at Ceylinco Insurance, Managing Director LOLC, Director/CEO of Janashakthi Insurance, Marketing Director Reckitt Benckiser, and Senior Brand Manager Unilever, among other significant roles.Expressing his thoughts of his new role, Mr. Chapman stated, "I am honored to assume the position of Chairman at HNBA and HNBGI. Our companies have established a great foundation and a remarkable growth trajectory over the past couple of years. My goal is to support and enhance this growth while gearing the company to take full advantage of upcoming regulations and technological advancements that will shape the companies’ momentum in the years to come. With the incredible talent we possess and the unstinted support from HNB, I am confident that we have what it takes to deliver exceptional business results. Understanding Customers better, providing innovative and differentiated Customer solutions and enhancing shareholder value will be at the core of everything we do’. Mr. Chapman currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited and United Motors Lanka PLC. He has also been a vital part of industry associations, having held roles such as the Honorary President and Founder Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka, President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Co-Chairman of the Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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