AIA Insurance strongly believes in striving to be the best and a clear demonstration and benchmark of the insurer’s stature is illustrated this year by the fact that 24 wealth planners qualified to attend the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Conference, the world’s benchmark of excellence in life insurance sales. The annual gala conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from June 14 to 17.
Every year, AIA has been able to have a large group of MDRT members representing Sri Lanka at the conference that attracts the world’s best life insurance professionals. This year, Hushani Wimalasena from Colombo Region 1, who was adjudged the Best Wealth Planner for the year, and D.G.A. Swarna from Anuradhapura Region achieved the highly prestigious Court of the Table status.
Founded in 1927, the MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of more than 42,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 470 companies in 71 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. This year AIA has four MDRT Life Members – Ajith Fernando (first Sri Lankan to achieve this honour), D.G.A. Swarna (first Sri Lankan lady to achieve this honour), Priyantha Hapuarachchi and A. Manivannan.
Other MDRT members are: Roshan Weerakoon, Thuraj Aponso, Dhananjaya Perera, Krishan Dassanayake, W.V.A.R.S. Weragoda, M.S. Jayalal, Manoj Miranda, Nimal Balawardhana, Gamini Hewarathne, Roshan Samantha, K.S. Amarajeewa, Nimesh Abeywickrema, Nilantha Bandara, Padmini Gunarathne, W.L.C.D.D.A. Gunathilake, G.M.K. Bandara, K.N. Abeysinghe, Sumith Ranwatta and Priyanthi Dias.
Apart from those who qualified to attend the MDRT conference, there were nine wealth planners who had won International Quality Awards (IQA). They are D.G.A. Swarna, Hushani Wimalasena, A.H.O.D. Jayaweera, Ajith Fernando, Padmini Gunarathna, P.H.R. Sandakelum, Thuraj Aponso, T.C. Maddumaliyange and L.I. Pitagampala. The International Quality Award (IQA) is an annual award from LIMRA designed to honour agents for excellent production and outstanding persistency of life insurance business.
AIA Insurance Deputy CEO and Chief Agency Officer Upul Wijesinghe said, “The exemplary achievements of our wealth planners at MDRT clearly showcase their superlative calibre, dedication and professionalism. MDRT achievements demonstrate their high standard of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity. We are very proud of our committed sales professionals.”