Sri Lankan life insurer Janashakthi Insurance has appointed a former cricket world champion to its board.
Cricket legend and member of the team that won the 2014 T20 Cricket World Cup, Mahela Jayawardena is one of five new additions to the firm’s board confirmed at its recent annual general meeting.
Warini De Costa, Annika Senanayake, Dinesh Schaffter and Ravi Liyanage complete the appointments which are all subject to regulatory approval.
Commenting on the appointments, Prakash Schaffter, chairman of Janashakthi Insurance, welcomed Jayawardena to the insurer’s board.
“His long history of leadership as a legendary cricketer, coupled with his managerial expertise as an entrepreneur will be invaluable to Janashakthi Life as we continue to evolve and build deeper relationships with our policyholders as a purpose driven insurer,” said Schaffter.
“With their background in marketing and finance, Annika and Warini bring expertise to our board that strengthen Janashakthi Life’s commitment as we continue to deliver value to all stakeholders.
“Dinesh and Ravi have decades of financial and managerial experience which will provide valuable strategic guidance as we continue to pursue our growth journey,” he added.
Schaffter said the appointments marked the beginning of a new growth phase at the firm.
“During the past three years, since we renewed our sole focus on life insurance, we have invested in exploring the full potential of our organisation while identifying new opportunities and strategic priorities for growth,” he continued.
“We strongly believe that our renewed leadership team will be an asset to Janashakthi Life as we continue to accelerate the execution of our strategic priorities to expand our presence in the life insurance segment.”