HNBA and HNBGI Felicitate Awards Ceremony for HNB Branches 2019.

  October 29,2020

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) celebrated the exceptional performances of Branch Managers and the key members of the Retail Banking Management Team of the Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) recently, at Grandeeza, Negombo. The grandeur night was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO of HNB, Guest of Honor, Mrs. Rose Cooray, Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI, Mr. Prasantha Fernando, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and HNBGI, and other members representing the top management of HNB, HNBA and HNBGI.

Articulating his views at the Ceremony, Mr. Alles stated, “I’m pleased to note the exceptional performance of our insurance arm during testing times and would like to congratulate all at HNBA and HNBGI led by the top team, for their outstanding contribution in achieving many ground breaking milestones during the year. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to my team at HNB who are felicitated tonight for their continuous support and the efforts made under challenging conditions. HNB is the only systemically important bank in Sri Lanka with a meaningful presence in both life and general insurance. Given the low insurance penetration levels in the country and the strong presence of the bank, there’s a great opportunity for us to drive both life and general insurance business and add value to the customers of the entire group. I look forward to your continuous support and dedication as always, in navigating through turbulent times and achieving greater heights”.

Sharing her words Mrs. Cooray stated “I sincerely wish to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the Bank, the two Insurance Companies as well as of the network and leadership teams, and I am confident this will be a rewarding night for all of them. This high-spirited gathering is ample testimony of teamwork, bringing us together today to show solidarity in the captivating drive and motivation of these team players. The Group has maintained top tier performance in the past years, taking it over to 2020 having managed to strategically turn away the challenges posed by the Pandemic. With this very triumphant emergence, we are poised to grow well over the coming year, and I request all Branch Managers to extend their fullest support and continue efforts with vigor”.

Mr. Prasantha Fernando shared his thoughts stating, “Today’s commemoration brings together achievers from every corner of Sri Lanka setting stage to celebrate the exceptional performance, and the relationship the Group has cultivated over the years. This strong bond has led HNB, HNBA and HNBGI to grow as leaders in highly competitive markets, also thanks to farsighted leadership, and especially the invaluable input of Corporate Management and Network Management Teams. Whilst extending my heartiest congratulations to all winners, I believe this strong support will continue leading the Companies to end this year on a very positive note”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with 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 HNB Assurance 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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