Union Assurance, Sri Lanka’s leading life insurance provider, is proud to announce its outstanding achievements at the prestigious Great Manager Awards 2023.
The event, organized by CLA Coaching & Consulting Inc. in partnership with Colombo Leadership Academy, is recognized as the hallmark of excellence in people management, aiming to celebrate organizations that foster exceptional leadership practices, inspire employee growth and development, and can drive remarkable results.
Union Assurance was honoured with the coveted award for “Company with Great Managers” for the second consecutive year, demonstrating Union Assurance’s long-term commitment to investing in its people and developing strong leadership and management capabilities. In addition, seven exceptional managers of the Company were recognized for their incomparable performance.
Among the outstanding individuals recognized at the event were Damitha Wickramathunga and Dilukshan De Silva, who emerged as winners in the ‘Great Managers for Driving Results and Execution Excellence’ category. Their extraordinary leadership skills, strategic thinking, and dedication to achieving outstanding results were acknowledged and celebrated. Lachini Chithrasena and Nayana Vithanawasam claimed victory in the ‘Great Managers for Coaching Others for Growth’ category, demonstrating their brilliant ability to mentor and empower their team members. In the category of ‘Great Managers for Team Effectiveness and Collaboration,’ Imanthika Ranaweera, Dahami Pathirana, and Chaminda Edirisinghe secured well-deserved wins, showcasing their outstanding leadership in fostering teamwork and collaboration.
Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance, Jude Gomes, expressed his delight and pride in the Company’s success, stating, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the Great Manager Awards. These remarkable achievements speak volumes about our unwavering commitment to cultivating exceptional leadership and nurturing our talented workforce. Our managers have consistently demonstrated their ability to drive results, inspire growth, and foster collaboration within their teams. Further, Union Assurance’s back-to-back recognition as a ‘Company with Great Managers’ emphasizes the Company’s dedication to investing in a high-performing workforce and exemplifying best-in-class people management strategies. We will continue to nurture a progressive environment for our employees, further reinforcing our position as an employer of choice in the sector.”
Chief People Officer of Union Assurance, Imtiyaz Aniff, stated, “At Union Assurance, we firmly believe that our people are our greatest asset, and these awards are a testament to our commitment to providing them with a supportive and empowering setting. These recognitions validate our efforts to foster a culture of leadership excellence and underscore our dedication to building an engaged workforce. We celebrate the achievements of our managers and their outstanding leadership, which has played a pivotal role in our continued success.”
Union Assurance is a subsidiary of the John Keells Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerates. The Company has completed over three decades of success with a Market Capitalisation of Rs. 19.4 Bn, and a Life Fund of Rs. 57.7 Bn as of end March 2023. Set to empower the Sri Lankan Dream, Union Assurance offers Life Insurance solutions that cover education, health, investment, protection, and retirement needs of Sri Lankans. With an island-wide branch network and an over 4,000-strong workforce, Union Assurance continues to invest in people, products, and processes with a customer-centric focus to be responsive to emerging changes in the Life Insurance industry.