Amana Takaful Insurance appoints new directors to its board
Amana Takaful Insurance – Sri Lanka’s homegrown and pioneering insurance company, is pleased to introduce the latest dynamic additions to its Board of Directors.
Deepthie Wickramasuriya was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Amana Takaful General Insurance with effect from 22nd December 2020 while Sharhan Muhseen took up his position as Independent Director at Amana Takaful Life Insurance, effective 1st April, 2021.
With over 35 years of corporate experience across several industries and countries, Deepthie Wickramasuriya currently serves as an independent consultant – at Board and Senior Management levels – in the fields of business process management, treasury management and business counselling. She is highly renowned for her leadership in local and international projects relating to organisational strategy, operations, finance, risk and governance.
She has operated in the capacity of board member or advisor to the boards for several reputed companies in the past, and has also been highly successful in mitigating the generation gaps that many companies currently face. Deepthie is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK, and holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
“I’m delighted to join Amana Takaful’s Board of Directors and am privileged to be part of this wonderful institution. Amana Takaful Insurance is not only renowned for its innovative solutions but is greatly admired for its culture of diversity and opportunity. Its visionary leadership and keen focus on community is what sets it apart and I am elated to be on this new journey!” states Ms. Wickramasuriya.
Sharhan Muhseen, on the other hand, is a senior Investment Banker with over two decades of extensive experience in areas of mergers and acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. He has worked with several company boards and senior leadership teams of financial institutions across Asia, to help drive their strategic agenda and roadmap. In this regard, he has completed landmark mergers and capital-raising transactions exceeding USD 100 billion.
As Head of Sri Lanka’s Banking sector research coverage and lead Economist at Jardine Fleming, Sharhan is renowned for his leading research reports on Banking sector efficiency, currency depreciation and budget deficit. He also has experiences at the policy level – working as a Team Leader at the National Council for Economic Development (NCED) under the Ministry of Finance as well as serving as a Director at the TAFREN presidential task force for rebuilding the economy after the 2004 Tsunami.
Sharhan holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Colombo, a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from Western Michigan University and has completed the Corporate Finance training with JPMorgan Chase, New York.
He states: “I’m delighted to join Amana Takaful Life Insurance as a Director. Amana Takaful Life has an exciting journey ahead with its leadership in offering innovative new products and services to the Sri Lankan market. I look forward to working with the dynamic board and management of the company to deliver shareholder value.”
About Amana Takaful Insurance:
Amana Takaful Insurance was established 22 years ago with the primary vision and commitment of providing peace of mind through world-class insurance solutions. It holds people-friendly ethical practices close to its heart, and is the only premier fully-fledged Takaful insurance company in Sri Lanka. Amana Takaful offers a complete range of Life and General insurance solutions as well as tailor-made health insurance policies to suit the overall health needs of the diverse segments of the Sri Lankan society.
Amana Takaful Insurance remains highly committed its motto – ‘To Every Sri Lankan as One’, and strongly aligns itself with the core values of Customer-Centricity, Open-Mindedness, Commitment to Quality, and Diversity in soul and spirit. The company is driven by a strong mission to stand apart from the rest by effectively engaging stakeholders and crafting unique insurance solutions in a spirit of mutuality and solidarity.