30th August 2021 – The organizers of the Most Admired Companies Award – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) are delighted to have AIA Insurance on board as the Platinum Sponsor.
The awards are intended at recognizing companies that are a cut above the rest in terms of not just their financial performance but also on the value they create in a sustainable and ethical way for their employees, customers, investors and the general community.
Companies that have been in business for over 5 years as at 30th June 2021 and are 30% or more of Sri Lankan ownership are eligible to enter this Awards competition which is open to both listed and unlisted companies in Sri Lanka.
AIA CEO Nikhil Advani said in this regard, “as Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurance Company for two consecutive years (* recognized by the Global Banking and Finance Review for 2019,2020) and as a leading insurer globally, AIA appreciates that these awards recognize outstanding companies which achieve the highest of standards. We recognize the challenges posed by the pandemic to businesses and the overall economy and are delighted to be able to support, recognize and reward companies that were able to excel amidst these adverse circumstances. We also appreciate their contribution to the country’s economy and encourage them to continue their trajectories of financial excellence and ethical value creation, so that together we can revive the Sri Lanka we all love so dearly.”
AIA’s Director & Chief Officer Legal, Operations and External Relations for AIA, Chathuri Munaweera added, we take pride in being associated with this event, which recognizes overall the business excellence of companies. We appreciate not just their financial performance but also the value they create for their shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community .With the challenges posed by the pandemic this year it becomes even more special and important to recognize efforts by corporates to drive sustainable impact and value to Sri Lanka. As one of the leading life insurers in the country we appreciate these efforts and it gives us great pleasure to support this initiative.
ICCSL Chair Dinesh Weerakkody, FCMA, CGMA noted “this pioneering initiative which rewards excellence across a number of performance criteria, is aimed at recognizing companies with the strongest reputations, that inspire other organisations and entrepreneurs. This is also unique in that it facilitates and encourages unlisted companies which usually don’t get the recognition they deserve, although they contribute significantly towards the country’s economic growth.”
He added, “we are delighted to have a company of AIA’s stature and repute on board for the 4th consecutive year to recognize and applaud companies that add significant value to the county’s economy and overall development. As platinum sponsor, AIA will not be a contestant for the awards but as a company AIA most certainly upholds the values of excellence required to be associated with an event of this nature.”