Two International Finance Awards for HNB | Sunday Observer

Two International Finance Awards for HNB

Sanjay Wijemanne and Jude Fernando
Sanjay Wijemanne and Jude Fernando

HNB PLC was recognised as the Best Retail Bank and Best Micro Finance Bank at the International Finance Awards 2018, organised by the International Finance Magazine as a global platform for the recognition of leadership and value-generating capacity.

Winners of the IFM Awards are selected following evaluation of submissions from across the world with qualified research being conducted on all nominees by dedicated teams prior to selection of winners based on the strength of their application and past accomplishments.

HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles said, “These awards help to highlight which direction the entire global banking industry is moving towards, and it is therefore gratifying that we have not only maintained, but improved our performance from last year.”

HNB Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne said, “Customer centricity is at the core of our success, and what enables HNB to advance its leadership position in the retail sector.”

HNB SME and Midmarket Deputy General Manager Jude Fernando said, “A substantial proportion of Sri Lanka’s economy is built on the efforts of microfinance entrepreneurs and SMEs and we remain confident in the ability of this sector to serve as an engine of unprecedented growth, provided they are facilitated with the necessary access to finance, knowledge, skills and other advisory services for such businesses to thrive.