Driven by a high-performance culture, Sri Lanka’s trailblazing Life Insurer, Union Assurance continues to shine with outstanding achievements at the National Sales Awards 2022, held at the Monarch Imperial. The Company won the highest number of awards for its Bancassurance distribution channel, which was organised and chosen through independent research conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).
The winner in the National Sales Manager category was Damitha Wickramathunga, Assistant Vice President Bancassurance of Union Assurance. Harshana Fernando, Zonal Manager Bancassurance, won the silver award in the category of Territory Managers – Insurance Life. The bronze award in the category of Sales Supervisor – Insurance Life went to Nimesha Jayasekera, while Shanmugam Menaka won in the category of Front Liners – Insurance Life.
Head of Bancassurance, Wishanth Wijesinha praised the commitment and professionalism of the winners. He said their success was largely driven by their unwavering focus on service excellence. “Their achievements at this premier event in the national sales force calendar bear testimony to the Company’s emphasis on providing the best training and professional development to team members, along with offering customers an array of best-in-class solutions with unmatched service,” he added.
The National Sales Awards is an important part of SLIM’s mission to establish marketing as a driving force that enhances business and national value. The organisation’s vision for the event is to recognise sales professionals on par with global standards while positioning the awards scheme as the best in the South Asian region.
The National Sales Awards recognises and rewards high achievers in over 20 industries. It allows individuals to apply through their companies based on their performance. Each category in the competition comes with gold, silver, and bronze awards, and the overall awards for national and regional sales managers are presented regardless of the industry they represent. The judging process is independent, with the panel of judges consisting of analysts from different industries.
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 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.
Image caption (left to right) – Harshana Fernando – Zonal Manager Bancassurance, Nimesha Jayasekera – Senior Relationship Manager, Shanmugam Menaka – Relationship Executive, and Damitha Wickramathunga – Assistant Vice President Bancassurance.