Gehan Rajapakse new chief at Sri Lanka’s Amana Takaful

ECONOMYNEXT – Gehan Rajapakse, a senior insurance sector executive, has been appointed chief executive of Amana Takaful, an Islamic insurer.

Rajapakse assumes duties from August 01, the firm said in a statement.

He has over 23 years of experience in financial services – primarily in insurance and asset management, starting at CTC Eagle Fund Management Company Ltd.

Rajapakse was made General Manager of the asset management business and, thereafter, the General Manager for Bancassurance and Partnerships at Aviva NDB Insurance – the successor to CTC Eagle Insurance.

He was last CEO of LOLC Insurance, and joined Amana Takaful Life as its CEO designate in June 2016.

"With his experience and proven expertise in the insurance industry, Gehan is well positioned to provide leadership to Amana Takaful Life as it seeks to embark on a new phase of growth,” Amana Takaful Chairman Tyeab Akbarally said.

"We take great pleasure in having onboard a professional of Gehan’s calibre in the company."

He holds a BA Econ (Hons) Degree from the University of Colombo and an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK.

Rajapakse succeeds Reyaz Jeffrey, who has resigned after nearly nine years at Amanna Takaful. The firm has 30 branches in 22 districts. (Colombo/Aug01/2016)





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