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19

May

New Board Appointments of HNB Assurance PLC & HNB General Insurance Limited

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced the appointments of Mr. Damien Fernando and Mr.Stuart Chapman as Non-Executive Directors while its subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) announced the appointments of Mr. Damien Fernando, Mr. Sanjay Wijemanne and Mr. Arjuna Abeygunasekara as Non-Executive Directors to the respective Boards. These appointments have been approved at the recently concluded Company Annual General Meeting and also by the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The reconstituted Board of HNBA comprises of Mrs. Rose Cooray as Chairperson, Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi as
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, Mrs. Siromi Wickramasinghe, Dr. Sivakumar Selliah, Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Mr. Ravi Abeysuriya, Mr. Damien Fernando and Mr. Stuart Chapman. And the reconstituted Board of HNBGI comprises of Mrs Rose Cooray as Chairperson, Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Faizal Salieh, Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Mrs. Marina Tharmaratnam, Mr. Damien Fernando, Mr. Sanjay Wijemanne and Mr. Arjuna Abeygunasekara. Mr. Damien Fernando is an old boy of St. Peter’s College, Colombo and Royal College, Colombo, Mr. Fernando is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of United Kingdom and is a qualified Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Mr. Fernando has held many key positions in several sectors including Finance, Life and
General Insurance and has held positions on the Boards of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka, Lanka Hospital Corporation PLC, Melstacorp PLC, Pelwatte Sugar PLC and National Asset Management Limited. Presently Mr.Fernando is a member of the Boards of the Hatton National Bank PLC, HealthCey Private Limited and Addison Private Limited. Mr. Stuart Chapman holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colombo and a Diploma in Marketing, UK. He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He has also obtained a Diploma in Life Insurance Sales and Marketing from the Life Underwriters Training Council, USA. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Management, UK. He is a Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia and holds a Diploma in Business Management from the National Institute of  Business Management, Sri Lanka. With over 38 years of professional experience in industries including Insurance, Merchant Banking, FMCG, Healthcare and Telecommunications, Mr. Chapman has held several key positions. He has served Janashakthi Insurance PLC in the capacity of Director/CEO and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals as Managing Director, Lanka Orix Leasing Company in the capacity of Managing Director, Hemas Healthcare Sector as Managing Director, Reckitt Benckiser as Marketing Director and Unilever Sri Lanka as a Senior Brand Manager. He has been on the Boards of Ceylinco Insurance Co. Limited, Seylan Merchant Bank, Glaxo Wellcome Ceylon Limited, SmithKline Beecham Private Limited, Lanka Orix Leasing Company Limited and currently serves on the Boards of Hemas Pharmaceuticals Private Limited and  nited Motors Lanka PLC. In addition, he has held several positions in the industry including that of Honorary President and Founding Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region, President of the Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry and Co-Chairman of the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sanjay Wijemanne holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business & Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University in the United States of America. Mr. Wijemanne currently holds the position of Deputy General Manager of Retail Banking at the Hatton National Bank PLC and
manages key areas pertaining to Personal Financial Services (Leasing, Pawning, Personal and Housing Loans), Credit Cards, Sales & Business Development, Digital Banking, Network Management, Deposit Mobilization, Marketing Communications, Customer Service, Club & Priority Banking, Inward Remittances & Exchange House Relationships and Bancassurance Channels. Having commenced his career at Ceylinco Securities & Financial Services, he then joined the Hatton National Bank PLC and subsequently The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he held many key positions including Vice President – Custody & Clearing, Head of Sales, Head of Branches including Premier Banking, Branch Manager - Kollupitiya Branch/Manager Premier Centre. He then joined the Standard Chartered Bank and held positions of Head of Retail Banking, General Manager - Premium Banking Branch Sales & Services and General Manager - Value  Centre. Mr. Arjuna Abeygunasekara counts over 20 years of experience in the banking sector including branch banking and treasury management in four leading banks in the country. He currently holds the position of Assistant General Manager - Treasury and Markets of Hatton National Bank PLC. Mr. Abeygunasekara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the  University of Colombo and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colombo. He has obtained the status of ACI and the status of Chartered Global Management Accountant and is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant. In addition, he serves the Centre for Banking Studies of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as a recourse person.


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15

May

HNBA Honors its Conquerors at the Annual Sales Convention

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) felicitated the dazzlers of the Advisor Force at the recently held Annual Sales Convention. The 14th Sales Convention of HNBA was held at the Hilton, Colombo. This night of celebration was graced by the presence of the Chairperson of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Mrs. Rose Cooray as Chief Guest, Members of the Board of Directors of HNBA together with the Management of both HNBA and HNBGI. The night featured ‘future’ as its theme, demonstrating the impact that the ever-evolving sphere of technology has on the fabric of life, and its impact in the future. Sharing her thoughts, Chairperson of HNBA & HNBGI Mrs. Rose Cooray stated “this star-studded night celebrates the success of our Advisor Force’s leap to achieve and win. The Advisor Force uplifts this Company each year standing as its pillars of growth and success and has played a pivotal role within the journey of championing the industry. I’m extremely pleased about the performance of our Advisor Force delivered during 2018 and honored to witness this celebration of their great achievements”. Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, shared his thoughts stating, “tonight is showered by its own grandness with which we laud and honor the go-getters of our Advisor Force, for they have been committed, dedicated resulting in significant contributions towards business growth. The Advisor Force generates over 70% of the total Gross Written Premium (GWP) and over the years, the Advisor Force has overcome many hurdles in their journey and has contributed to the success of the Company. These awards are a testament to their relentless efforts, winning spirit and dedication”. Speaking at the event, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Mr. Prasantha Fernando stated “this glamour filled night is with the purpose of celebrating and paying tribute to the front runners of our business growth, that is our Advisor Force, that never fails to break boundries of business with their relentless passion and thirst for excellence despite stiff competition in the industry. And I’m confident that with these great achievements our Advisors will continue to grow as the business continues to reach new heights in its journey. Tonight’s event in all its grandeur is a fitting tribute to our Advisor Force, and I applaud the organizers for their untiring enthusiasm in putting together a show of this magnitude”. The 14th Sales Convention of HNBA felicitated 236 top-notch Advisors under categories of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold including awards for the Best Service Center, Best Zonal Manager, Best Cluster Manager, Best Regional Office Manager and Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) qualifiers were also recognized at the event. The most esteemed award of the night ‘the Best Sales Person of the Year’ was awarded to Mr. T. G. Rohana of HNBA Matara Branch.


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21

Apr

Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi Appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer of HNB Assurance PLC & HNB General Insurance Limited

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) announced the appointment of Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi as HNBA Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer. 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 Private Limited and Ceylon Pencils Private Limited. Prior to join HNBA he was functioning as the Senior Manager Human Resources at Nestlé Lanka PLC for more than 07 years.


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