Home / HR/ NDB produces highest number of ‘Great Managers’ at Great Manager Awards

NDB produces highest number of ‘Great Managers’ at Great Manager Awards

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00


NDB Director/Group CEO Dimantha Seneviratne accepting the ‘Company with Great Managers’ award

National Development Bank PLC becomes the first bank to be recognised as the ‘Company with Great Managers’ with 10 individuals of the senior management of the bank winning awards under various categories at the Great Manager Awards 2018 hosted by the Colombo Leadership Academy for Leadership Excellence.

NDB’s Managers were felicitated with 10 awards under four categories – Driving Results and Execution, Aligning Organisation Vision, Enhancing People Performance, and Building Team Effectiveness. 

Sydney Downall, Ajith Senadheera, Ishani Palliyaguru, Darine Fernando, Zeyan Hameed and Chaminda Jayasinghearachchi were awarded the Great Manager award for Driving Results and Execution. Nilanga Gajaba was among the managers felicitated with the Great Manager for Aligning Organisation Vision while Shera Hassen was awarded the Great Manager for Enhancing People Performance.

NDB was also the only institution felicitated with the Great Manager for Building Team Effectiveness awarded to Lilanthi Delgoda and Champa Wickramanayake. NDB Director/Group CEO Dimantha Seneviratne, accepting the ‘Company with Great Managers’ award said that the bank was proud to have committed leaders at many levels within the organisation thanks to very good HR practices adopted which is recognised by the facilitators of the Great Manager Awards. 

The ‘Company with Great Managers’ award recognises the organisation for its credibility and best practices in nurturing great managers through a culture of high performance where career paths and roadmaps for growth are provided with great clarity, alignment of learning and development to drive performance and execute strategy, a culture to challenge the status quo and instigate creativity and innovation and where more managers are nurtured through a well-structured program that ensures sustainability.

The ‘Companies with Great Managers and ‘The Great Managers Awards’ is an initiative taken towards identifying, assessing and recognising organisations with ‘Great Managers’ benchmarking with the best of best in the arena. The awards, through a set of stringent leadership competency evaluations strives to define and build an eco-system and culture that nurtures great managers in Sri Lanka. 

The hosts Colombo Leadership Academy said this year a substantial number of nominations were received to contend and validate true leadership and managerial excellence benchmarking the best practices among Sri Lankan corporate entities.

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Difference between a woman and a man (yin and yang) and finding solutions to violence in society

Thursday, 18 July 2019

This is not at all a philosophical discourse on gender differences, or the complementary roles of yin and yang (women and men) in social or biological formation. This is also not to speak about who is superior among the two. This is just an observati

I wish Sajith Premadasa had taken up a challenging ministry to showcase his prowess

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Expectations, father and son Sajith Premadasa has put his hands up for leadership in the party and for nomination by the United National Party in the forthcoming presidential elections. I wish Sajith had tested himself, and had given the public a cha

Foreign Affairs and Defence to be one portfolio?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Unless we are all suffering from dementia, the last experience with a foreign military on our soil should be very clear in our heads. The Indian Peace Keeping Force landed in Sri Lanka to supposedly bring peace to the war-torn country when the LTTE t

Federer lessons for Sri Lanka tourism

Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Wimbledon Men’s Final in 2008 was termed as the best match the world has seen between the two arch rivals Federer and Nadal. But, what we saw last Sunday between the two of them after 11 years sure shocked the world. Many just asked the questio

Columnists More