Asian Alliance Insurance PLC Head of Marketing Nuwan Widyapathige (centre) receiving the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award on behalf of the company for its WIN Youth Empowerment initiative
For its contribution towards empowering underprivileged rural youth via the ‘WIN Youth Empowerment Programme’ – which seeks to eventually benefit 10,000 youth – Asian Alliance Insurance PLC has been recognized as a winner in the ‘Social Empowerment’ category at the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2016.
At the high-level event held recently at Resort World Sentosa, Singapore to present the awards to the winners, Asian Alliance Insurance shared the stage with 170 nominees from the region. The previous winners in the ‘Social Empowerment’ category include global organisations of the calibre of Mastercard Worldwide and top local entities such as Hayleys Agriculture Holdings and Expolanka Holdings PLC.
In recognition of Asian Alliance Insurance’s efforts to empower underprivileged youth, the company was also invited to be part of International CSR Summit 2016, which was held in Singapore prior to AREA 2016.
The AREA recognises and honours Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship in: green leadership, investment in people, health promotion, social empowerment, small and medium enterprise (SME) corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible business leadership.
This latest award further expands the substantial tally of awards/accolades won recently by the company. Asian Alliance clinched four awards at Insurance Industry Awards of Sri Lanka 2016, emerging as the highest awards winner at the ceremony, was ranked among the country’s top 25 workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute and was recognized by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Agents’ Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) for contribution to its members.
“Asian Alliance Insurance takes pride in being recognized for its commitment to social empowerment at the Asian region level,” Asian Alliance Insurance PLC Managing Director Iftikar Ahamed said.
“More importantly, this accolade reflects the significant potential of our ‘WIN Youth Empowerment Programme’, which seeks to empower underprivileged yet outstanding rural youth with a long-term view.