HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully -owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) acknowledged the unwavering support and commitment of the Branch Managers and the key contributors of the Retail Banking Management team of the Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) at a ceremonious occasion held recently. This night of celebration was graced by Mrs. Rose Cooray – Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI as the Chief Guest, Dilshan Rodrigo – Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hatton National Bank & Non-Executive Director of HNBA as the Guest of Honour along with the Directors of both HNBA and HNBGI, Lasitha Wimalaratne – Chief Executive Officer of HNBA, Sithumina Jayasundara – Chief Executive Officer of HNBGI and members of the top management of HNB, HNBA and HNBGI.
Addressing the gathering Mrs. Rose Cooray said, “The bancassurance partnership that we have built and celebrate tonight is not something that came our way by default, nor was it a fluke. Rather, it is the outcome of a unison of management intent both at the bank and the two insurance companies which were crafted into strategy and then meticulously implemented by the teams”. She added “over the years we’ve refined and recalibrated our products in a manner that would best fit the target customer, we’ve invested in relationships and built trust, we’ve introduced technology to keep us abreast of the times thereby enabling us to lay claim to possibly the best bancassurance outfit and model in the country. In this endeavour, I wish to thank the MD/CEO of HNB, Jonathan Alles, as well as the Senior and Regional Management teams of HNB for all their support in getting us to where we are today. Further, I sincerely thank the Banca teams at both HNBA and HNBGI for all their efforts in this regard”.
Lasitha Wimalaratne CEO of HNBA said, “Tonight we applaud and celebrate the commitment and dedication of the trail blazers of the HNB family. In a highly competitive market, we are reaping the benefits of the collaborative partnership and the synergistic bonds we have built over the years between us, and achieved several healthy milestones in ouar business performance. Our bancassurance partnership has also received international acclaim by Global Banking & Finance Review which has recognised HNBA as the Best Bancassurance Provider – Sri Lanka for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022. I would like to acknowledge all the award winners today and wish you all well as you venture out into much greater heights”.
Sithumina Jayasundara, CEO of HNBGI addressing the gathering stated, “The bancassurance partnership that we have with the Bank has grown significantly over the years. The support that has been forthcoming from HNB, our parent company, is tremendous. It is this togetherness and unity of purpose that sets us apart in the market. Taking advantage of this position the team has worked hard to make big things happen leading us to build a healthy company. Whilst we recognise, reward, and felicitate the winners, this event also celebrates the partnership that we have and the contribution each of you have made in bringing us to where we are today”.