HNB Assurance Successfully Concludes its First Virtually Facilitated AGM 2020.

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The first virtually facilitated Annual General Meeting of HNB Assurance PLC was held recently. The Company effectively addressed all Shareholders during the 18th Annual General Meeting supported by well equipped live streaming facilities. The initiative was coordinated keeping in line with all safety precautions imposed in the country due to the active pandemic situation.

Sharing her views on the Annual General Meeting, Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI Mrs. Rose Cooray stated, “The Company led the discussion through digitally driven platforms as part of the well-thought measures initiated towards business continuation, and also in adherence to all compulsory safety guidelines. The uninterrupted streaming service facilities were efficient in addressing our valued Shareholders and related stakeholders effectively on business matters, all thanks to the planning and dedication of the management and IT staff of the Company”.

Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI, Deepthi Lokuarachchi expressed his thoughts stating, “Careful management of our resources to achieve our business margins in such restricting times is for each of our stakeholders’ betterment, and the 18th ‘Virtual’ Annual General Meeting of HNBA has demonstrated comprehensive outcomes in this regard. I am thankful for the support of all staff involved, and also to our Shareholders for taking their valued time to adopt the relevant technology in making this event a success”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNBA is 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 won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and SAFA (South Asian Federation Accountants).

HNB Assurance and HNB General Insurance Earn Great Place to Work® Certification

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) obtained the Great Place to Work® certification upon meeting the global assessment standards and cultural audit requirements. Global people analytics and consulting firm Great Place to Work® is the global authority on assessing and benchmarking employee perception and organizational culture.

Sharing his views on this global recognition, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated “At HNBA and HNBGI, we continue to evolve and grow and this recognition is a testament to the continuous growth HNBA Group has demonstrated. This designation further validates our ethos, processes and practices and it solidifies our vision of sustained growth and creating a workplace of shared values, empowering culture and streamlined practices. As an organization spearheaded by values, people and processes, we firmly believe that we should continue to evolve and grow by understanding our people and their needs. Keeping this in mind, I firmly trust in achieving a brighter and stronger future for the two companies together, operating with each other in the ups and downs as one true family”.

Chief Human Resources Officer of HNBA and HNBGI Mr. Dinuka Pattikiriarachchi shared his views stating “Our values are deeply engraved in our people practices and processors. Our laid down behaviour framework works as a moderator for all our decisions from hiring talent to performance management, from compensation management to talent management etc. As a team, we understand the importance of consistency and continues improvement needed in fostering a happy work place. To do that we invest time and resources in understanding our people, their needs and changes in the business environment and I feel we are reaping the benefits of such investment now. This recognition is a significant milestone in our journey but surely not an end destination. Achievements of this nature will certainly provide more thrust to our efforts in creating a benchmark in Employee Satisfaction”.

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