Allianz Lanka, one of Sri Lanka’s leading insurers, recently unveiled its new Head Office at One Galle Face tower, in the heart of Colombo’s business district. A formal opening ceremony was held, on the 23rd of February 2023, to mark this milestone, which was attended by esteemed guests, including Gany Subramaniam, Chairperson, Allianz Lanka; Alan Smee, CEO, Country Manager, Allianz Lanka; Jayalal Hewawasam, CEO, Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd; and Shiromal Cooray and Deepthi Lokuarachchi, representing the Board of Directors, along with members of the Leadership Teams, the Project Team and employees.
This relocation of its Head Office to One Galle Face is in line with Allianz Lanka’s strategy to adopt a new work model in a bid to reap the benefits of the post-pandemic paradigm shift in work lifestyles. Accordingly, Allianz Lanka’s Head Office has been set up as a hybrid model workspace. It has facilities that allow for improved productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction for its people. This strategy revolves around an activity-based office design that features agile workspaces, , elements that improve mental health, and the implementation of sustainable practices to deliver the best services to customers, business partners, and employees.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Gany Subramaniam, Chairman at Allianz Lanka, said, “We are excited to reap the benefits of our new location. Our success is the result of a combined effort from colleagues across the company, who have contributed to the successful completion of the project. Our new Head Office follows the workspace aesthetics, dynamics and philosophy that is central to Allianz’s locations globally. Our new offices are equipped with advanced technologies, have more meeting rooms, collaborative spaces, lounge areas, larger training rooms, a gaming room, wellness centre, multifaith room, and a multifunctional Café as well, all to promote an exceptional work experience. “
“This hybrid model has proven to have a significant positive impact on employee satisfaction, across our global locations, and enables employees to utilize their time more effectively and maintain a “work-life” balance,” added Alan Smee, CEO and Country Manager at Allianz Lanka, “Our new Head Office is a significant milestone in terms of providing our people with the best possible working environment, enabling greater productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction. We are confident that this new workspace, will help inspire creative, effective and innovative solutions in the future.”
Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd., known together as Allianz Lanka, are fully-owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE, a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management businesses, headquartered in Munich, Germany. The global strength and solid capitalization of the Allianz Group, coupled with local expertise and business know-how, are key contributors to Allianz Lanka’s success.
Caption – “New head office inauguration by Mr.Gany Subramaniam, Chairperson, Allianz Lanka together with Mr.Alan Smee, CEO, Country Manager, Allianz Sri Lanka.”