A decade of unbroken market leadership was celebrated in fitting style when Life Insurance giant Ceylinco Life honoured top achievers at the company’s annual awards show at the BMICH last week.
The spectacular awards gala was attended by some 1,500 of the company’s top sales and operational staff, of whom more than 200 were recognised and rewarded for their contributions to Ceylinco Life’s stellar performance in 2013.
The Chief Guest at the entertainment-packed extravaganza was VivekKuruvila, Head of Life &Health for Swiss Re in India and Sri Lanka.
Delivering the welcome address, Ceylinco Life Managing Director and CEO R. Renganathan said while attaining market leadership in life insurance was difficult, maintaining that leadership for 10 consecutive years was an even more difficult task. He pointed out that Ceylinco Insurance has also been adjudged the Peoples Insurance Brand of the Year for the past eight years. “The trust and high expectations of the citizens of Sri Lanka are reflected in this award,” he said.
In his keynote address, Mr Kuruvila said 2013 had been a special year for both companies with Ceylinco Life celebrating its 25th anniversary and Swiss Re reaching its 150th year. “Both companies can be incredibly proud of this achievement, which speaks volumes for the capabilities and corporate values that all of us live our lives by,” he said, adding that the level of respect that client managers at Swiss Re have for Ceylinco Life is “truly impressive.”
Many of the award winners received overseas tours to Canada, Malaysia and Bangkok in addition to cash prizes, certificates, medals and trophies. Branch Sales Heads, Unit Heads and Sales Consultants who performed exceptionally well from all districts in Sri Lanka were honoured, for individual as well as team performances.
One of the high points of the gala was the presentation of the 2014
SLIM-Nielsen People’s Choice Award won by Ceylinco Insurance to
Independently rated one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands, Ceylinco Life has maintained its leadership of the country’s long term insurance sector from 2004 onwards. The company operates the largest branch network among local life insurance companies, and has won multiple international and local awards for its commitment to the community and success in brand equity building.
Ceylinco Life Managing Director and CEO R. Renganathan (extreme right) and Chief Guest at the 2014 awards show VivekKuruvila, Head of Life & Health for Swiss Re in India and Sri Lanka (extreme left) with the winners in the Best Branch Head category (from left) 3rd placed winner R P L Dhammika of the Akuressa Branch, Best Branch Head E H D J Shantha of the Moratuwa Branch and 2nd placed winner H H U S C Fernando of the Panadura 04 Branch.