6th October 2021: AIA Sri Lanka is delighted to have been recognised as #1 for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) in Sri Lanka, with163 qualifiers from their Agency Distribution and 50 from Bancassurance, totaling 213 in 2021. This is the sixth consecutive year that AIA Sri Lanka has topped the MDRT membership list in the country. AIA Sri Lanka was also ranked #77 in the world for MDRT which is an incredible achievement that reiterates the company’s world class credentials.
In 2016, AIA crossed the 100 members mark, making it the first and only insurer in Sri Lanka to do so! Since then, the company has maintained its top spot and grown from strength to strength each year, with undeterred commitment to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber of advisors who in turn provide the best protection, financial planning and savings solutions to Sri Lankans.
MDRT is internationally recognised as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. Its members are required to generate a certain high level of premium, commission and income and demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and exceptional client service. This ranking is therefore a fitting recognition of the high level of professionalism shown by AIA’s advisors who are undoubtedly of international caliber and standing.
AIA Sri Lanka CEO Nikhil Advani said, “2021 was a challenging year as we grappled with the pandemic and being able to develop 213 MDRTs was no small feat. I am incredibly proud of our Wealth Planners from Agency Distribution and Financial Planners from Bancassurance who have gone above and beyond their call of duty in providing superlative services to our customers. This recognition is a testament to their courage, resilience and commitment to our customers, not to forget their strength in pursuing the highest standards of excellence while embodying our purpose of helping Sri Lankans live healthier, longer, better lives.”
Deputy CEO and Chief Agency Officer Upul Wijesinghe added, “This recognition validates that we are in fact doing the right thing with the right people for the right results. Our advisors are renowned for providing the highest standards of professional service and we continue to support their development by offering high quality training programmes, hiring and retaining top talent and providing the most advanced tools for enhanced efficiency and productivity. Even during the pandemic, we were able to maintain our standards by adopting diligent processes when recruiting to ensure we have the very best joining our team. We also have an intense and holistic training process to ensure 100% competence as well as the necessary technology in place to enable ease-of-doing-business for the Wealth Planners as well as the customers.”
Senior AGM Partnerships Senaka Rajapakse commented, “We currently work with two of the leading banks in Sri Lanka to help provide greater value to their customers. We prioritize specialized training and development for our Bancassurance Financial Planners, who are armed with seamless, state-of-the-art, point-of-sale technology to help them carry out their business in an efficient and customer-friendly manner.” He added, “As the pioneer of bancassurance, we are proud of the world class service we provide to our partner banks.”
AIA invests heavily in training, new technologies and next generation systems that place their advisors above industry standards while taking every effort to enhance the customer experience. AIA’s doors are always open to advisors who have what it takes to join the distinguished list of MDRT members and work together with AIA in making a real difference.