Chief Credit Officer Sasindra Munasinghe of CDB Finance PLC (second from right), Deputy General Manager -Finance and Planning, Hasitha Dassanayake and Aroshi Ranatunga, Head of Sustainability receive the coveted Non-Banking Financial Services Sector Gold Award at the National Business Excellence Awards 2017
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) won a Gold Award in the NBFI sector for the second consecutive year and a Merit for Excellence in Performance Management at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards 2017.
The Awards, organised annually by the National Chamber of Commerce is now in its 14th year and had as its Chief Guest the Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon.
“Being recognised by an awards scheme that is today known as the symbol of excellence for the ‘best of the best’ business in Sri Lanka is truly an honour for CDB,” says MD/CEO Mahesh Nanayakkara, explaining the symbolism of the trophy depicting a lotus in bloom.
“This award illustrates how we at CDB surmounted immense challenges to climb to the zenith and be recognised for our achievements, just as the lotus rises tall and strong from the
depths of the water.”
Over 100 awards were presented across 29 business sectors and were evaluated on unique seven-pronged criteria by a distinguished
panel of judges.
“Our business mission and values are totally stakeholder driven and this I believe is our formula for success,” explains Nanayakkara of the multi-award winning entity he spearheads. “The fact that the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Brand Finance and Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development among many, have all repeatedly recognised CDB for its achievements speaks for the benchmarks we set in business excellence. We have an unrelenting focus on innovation and have infused technology into this equation to avail our customers of pioneering products and services. Our highly motivated team is constantly raising the bar in all facets of our business, which also include social responsibility, environmental consciousness and compliance. Each of our stakeholders takes ownership of our purpose to enrich people’s lives through the extension of financial services, which I believe will ultimately lead us to achieve our vision of becoming a financial powerhouse.”