Felicitating the trailblazers of its Bancassurance Channel, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), held its annual Banca Award Ceremony recently at the Water’s Edge, Colombo. This glamorous event was graced by the presence of Mrs. Rose Cooray, Chairperson of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) as Chief Guest, together with Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi and Mr. Kalum Wijesooriya, and Members of the Senior Management of HNBA.
Sharing her thoughts at the event, Mrs. Rose Cooray stated “the Bancassurance Channel plays a significant role and makes a noteworthy contribution to the growth of the Company. The Banca Channel has shown a year-on-year double digit growth and the synergies between HNB and HNBA have created a set of dynamic expertise and an unmatchable competitive advantage. This natural fit surely reinforces our footprint and our market standing. HNBA is grateful for the support of HNB, the Parent Shareholder for strengthening this strategic partnership”.
Expressing his thoughts Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI stated “I take this opportunity to thank the Bancassurance team of HNBA for their continuous dedication and efforts and the cooperation between HNB and HNBA has resulted in providing both financial and protection solutions under one roof. This strategic partnership has helped us in capturing growth in specific market segments across the country especially through the widespread branch network of HNB”.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Kalum Wijesooriya, Assistant General Manager, Deposits and Remittances & Chief Employment Experience Officer of HNB stated “this strategic partnership would enable both entities to broaden its scope in terms of capturing new market segments and building its clientele and the shared goals and intentions of HNB and HNBA would further strengthen this strategic partnership”.
Amongst the plethora of awards presented at this prestigious event, Ms. M. H. N. Sandamali attached to the HNBA Matara Branch was awarded as the Best Bancassurance Officer of 2017.