Amana Takaful Life Limited (ATLL) has announced the appointment of Gehan Rajapakse, a respected insurance professional with over two decades of experience in the industry, as its new CEO – to provide leadership to the company as it seeks to further consolidate its position following its recent successful Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Rajapakse, who assumes duties as the CEO with effect from August 1, 2016, has held top management positions at two insurance operators in the country. He counts over 23 years of experience in financial services – primarily in insurance and asset management – thereby developing extensive knowledge in management, bancassurance, investments and distribution of General and Life Insurance products.
Having commenced his career at CTC Eagle Fund Management Company Ltd. in 1992, Rajapakse functioned as the 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. More recently, he served as the CEO of LOLC Insurance, prior to joining Amana Takaful Life as its CEO designate in June 2016.