In line with this year’s theme “The Leap Forward,” UA honoured 400 of its top performers, which was an increase of 100 numbers from the previous year. These sales professionals met stringent sales requirements along with service standards, to reach the pinnacle of their profession.
Rukman Weeraratne, General Manager of Marketing and Distribution said it was extremely encouraging to bear witness to the increasing numbers of top performers annually. With the company’s General and Life insurance growing by 16% and 29% respectively in 2011, it is the dedicated professionalism that ultimately sees UA reaching out to the public as the most trusted insurer.
Speaking at the event Dirk Pereira – Chief Executive Office, Union Assurance said “Congratulations to all of you for completing another successful year marked by stability and growth. Today is not only about celebrating those who are rewarded, but also about celebrating each and every one of you for your commitment and dedication without which, today would have not been possible.”
Top award winners of the night were ‘Champion of Champions Life’ Chanaka Appuhami of the Chillaw Branch and ‘Champion of Champions General’ Eric Upashantha of the Corporate Unit. Awards of Excellence helped distinguish persons whose success and achievements encouraged others to emulate and follow
Addressing the award winners the Ajit Gunewardene - Chairman, said “The success that has been achieved is a reflection of the strength of the Union Brand. John Keells is very committed to Union Assurance, and we will continue to invest in our people, products and service delivery.”
The Union Assurance brand is positioned on the promise of “trust” and strives to deliver this promise by being transparent, convenient and respectful when dealing with all stakeholders and has for over 25 years. UA has been a recipient of the Gold award for Best Practices in Corporate Governance (Institute of Charted Accountants Sri Lanka), Excellence in Performance Management Practices (National Business Excellence Awards, National Chamber of Commerce) and placed first in the insurance sector at the awards ceremony conducted by the (South Asian Federation of Accountants) in 2011. As at the three months ending on 31st March 2012, Union Assurance PLC reported a growth rate of 17% in combined gross written premiums and 30% growth in profit after tax. It also has one of the largest life funds in the industry amounts to Rs. 14.7 billion.