HNB Assurance felicitates top performers

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Top notch events Achievers Symposium and Bancassurance Conference to celebrate excellence

HNB Assurance (HNBA), a member of the HNB group, recently held two of their foremost events, the Annual Achievers Symposium and Bancassurance Conference at the Galadari, Colombo. These two events felicitated top performers of the Life Distribution Channel of HNBA. 

The main focus of the Achievers Symposium was to recognise the top contributors of the Advisor Channel covering the HNB Assurance branch network consisting of 52 branches island-wide. Throughout the years the Advisor Channel has been a primary source that contributed immensely to the business growth of the company. The event included a panel discussion with 10 MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) qualifiers from the Advisor Channel. The MDRT is recognised as the premier association of financial professionals with over 40,000 members representing 76 nations and HNBA is proud to have these qualifiers representing the company.

BUP_DFTDFT-4-02Bancassurance Conference Platinum Award Winners with HNBA COO Prasantha Fernando (4th from left), HNBA Acting CEO Niranjan Manickam (5th from left), HNBA HOD Ivan Nicholas (6th from left), HNBA Manager Bancassurance Madhava Gunarathne (7th from left) and HNB AGM Deposits and Remittances Kalum Wijesooriya  


Both the events were held under the patronage of HNB Assurance Acting CEO Niranjan Manickam with many other officials representing the top management of HNB and HNB Assurance. Chief Guest, Niranjan Manickam addressed the gathering stating, “HNB Assurance has achieved a strong position in the insurance industry mainly due to the skills and dedication of our sales force. We are very confident of the prospects for our company in the future and look forward in enabling them to achieve even greater success in the years to come.”

The Bancassurance Conference highlighted the top achieving Bancassurance Officers that contributed to the significant growth of HNB Assurance. The winners were classified into several categories and the top performers were awarded with tour packages consisting of Platinum and Crystal tours. These awardees were gifted with all-expense paid overseas tours. It was heartening to note that there were four Bancassurance Officials who were MDRT qualifiers and appreciation awards were given to these individuals.

Among the top management of HNB, Assistant General Manager of Deposits and Remittances Kelum Wijesooriya stated, “On behalf of Hatton National Bank, I would like to add a few words to the enduring growth of HNBA. It is a proud moment to witness the progression of the HNBA Bancassurance channel; we do not distinguish the Bancassurance units from our respective branches hence we consider all HNBA’s dedicated teams as our own family and we continue to give our fullest support in developing and strengthening this channel as we can see an enormous potential in providing insurance services for the customers of HNB.”

BUP_DFTDFT-4-03HNBA Achievers Symposium panel discussion with the MDRT qualifiers


Speaking at the event, HNB Assurance Chief Operating Officer Prasantha Fernando stated, “The Bancassurance partnership between HNB and HNB Assurance has thrived even in the most challenging times and continues to retain the trust and confidence of all stakeholders. We are immensely proud of the dedication and hard work of our Bancassurance Officers and we hope to see continuous improvement in performance levels this year as well.”

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), a subsidiary of HNB Group is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 52 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Rating Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ and ‘National Long-term Rating’. HNB General Insurance, incorporated in 2015, specialising in motor and non-motor insurance solutions is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNBA is also 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 and also won many awards for its Annual Reports at the Award ceremonies organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, ACCA Sri Lanka and SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants).