Bancassurance achievers triumph at AVIVA NDB – NDB Bank Awards

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A dazzling event was held at Cinnamon Lakeside in the presence of distinguished invitees recently to recognise the top achievers of the NDB Bank - AVIVA NDB Insurance bancassurance partnership who provides value added insurance solutions to the customers of NDB Bank. Chief guests were the CEO of NDB Bank Russell de Mel and Managing Director of AVIVA NDB Insurance, Shah Rouf. 

Branch Manager of NDB Bank Horana Branch receiving the award for Best Performance in Life insurance 

NDB Bank and AVIVA NDB launched Bancassurance in 2006 and the innovative business line has shown year on year growth with the 2010 performance surpassing the previous year by an outstanding 369%.  The world-class product portfolio includes traditional and investment-linked life insurance products and the full range of General insurance products. 

The Horana Branch of NDB Bank was the top performer for Life insurance for 2010, while Wattala and Pelawatte Branches emerged first and second Runners up respectively.  The Colombo 6 Branch of NDB Bank was the Overall Winner of the 2010 Life Insurance competition.

The Pelawatte Branch led the performance in General insurance with Kurunegala Branch and Wattala Branch being first and second Runners up respectively. Chaminda Dinesh of NDB Bank was awarded the Best Relationship Manger (General insurance) for Corporate Banking. 

The top performers of the AVIVA NDB team were also recognised for their outstanding performances in Life and General insurance in 2010.  Tharaka Mudalige was the Best Team Leader (Life).  The top Gold Award for the Best Life Bancassurance Sales Executive was awarded to Choliya Sanjeewa, while Hasith Jayathilake walked away with the Silver Award and the Bronze Award went to Anton John.  Hasith Jayathilake was also the Best Performer for General insurance while Jaliya Bandara received the Gold Award for Highest Value Generation for General insurance. 

 (From left) Hasith Jayathilake, (MDRT) Tharaka Mudalige, Anton John (MDRT) and Choliya Sanjeeva (Court of the Table) of AVIVA NDB Insurance

14 members of the AVIVA NDB bancassurance team who qualified for membership to the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) based on their premium collection in 2010, were also recognised at this event. Among them Choliya Sanjeewa had achieved the distinction of qualifying for Court of the Table. 

Speaking on behalf of the NDB Bank Indrajit Wickramasinghe, Chief Operating Officer congratulated the winners on  their performance and said: “The amazing achievements of the bancasssurance team is a clear demonstration of the dedication and commitment that has reaped excellent results and is a matter of pride for the Bank as well as AVIVA NDB.”  

Shah Rouf, the Managing Director of AVIVA NDB Insurance commended the bancassurance team for an excellent performance.  “Your performance has exceeded expectations and has proved that with concentrated effort the sky is the limit when it comes to selling bancassurance products. This clearly demonstrates that professionalism and dedication are the key ingredients for success” he said.  

Gehan Rajapakse, GM Bancassurance & Partnerships said: “As pioneers of bancassurance, the impressive achievements augur well for the industry while strengthening our partnership with the bank in every way.”