CEO / Principal & Specified Officer
A stalwart in general insurance, Mr. Gerry Gunadasa is a Chartered Insurer and counts over 40 years of experience both locally and globally. An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Mr. Gunadasa, commenced his insurance career in 1963, with the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. Since then he has held many senior positions in the industry. He joined Continental Insurance in 2009 and today, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Karunaratne, a Chartered Insurer, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He also holds a B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Kelaniya. He began his career in insurance in 2005 and went on to join Continental Insurance in March 2010. His dedication and commitment has propelled him to his current, senior position in a short span of time.
Chief Operating Officer – ERM, Strategy and Support Services
Subha Herath has come on board to head the Enterprise Risk Management, Strategy and Customer Care functions of Continental Insurance Lanka Limited. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). Subha counts over 14 years of experience in strategy, risk management, treasury, corporate finance and investment research, in both local and multinational companies.
Chief Information Officer
With over 14 years of experience, Mr. Hettiarachchi has acquired a wealth of knowledge and know-how in Information Technology. He is a results-oriented leader in the IT industry and is highly skilled in managing projects, complex IT solution designs and engineering principles. He is proficient in infrastructure analysis which helps drive business development while achieving customer-focused success. Mr. Hettiarachchi has over 10 years’ experience in general insurance. He is a PMP and has acquired a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Canterbury, UK and Bachelor of Information Technology in Computer Engineering from The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chaya Wickramadara, counts over 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Management and Human Resources Development. She holds a Chartered qualification in HR Management offered by CIPM and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University UK. She has completed her Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management with CIPM and National Diploma in Training and Development with SLITAD. She is an award winner of the title ‘best HR professional’ by CIPM. She is an active Toastmaster with ACG and ALB titles, who has represented Sri Lanka at a national level as well as international platforms. She is an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development as well.
Chief Financial Officer
Counts over 20 years of working experience in industries such as banking, auditing, constructions, manufacturing and insurance. Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant UK (CIMA). He holds Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) degree from University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Master of Business Administration degree from University of Colombo. He is also a Certified Tax Advisor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. Joined Continental in October 2020 as Chief Financial Officer.
Senior General Manager - Non Motor Underwriting
Asiri commenced his career at Continental Insurance Lanka Limited in 2012 . Asiri is well experienced with over 16 years in the insurance industry and is a highly qualified professional in the same field. He has gained the status of “Chartered Insurer” in 2011 having obtained the Associateship (ACII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute – UK. For this achievement, he has been highlighted as the youngest Member from Sri Lanka. He also won the “Best Overall Student” Award for CII-UK Examinations at the International Insurance Congress held at Colombo in the year 2012. Asiri has worked in both local and multinational Insurance Companies in the specific field with expertise in Underwriting and Claims.
General Manager - Sales
Nilmini joined Continental Insurance Lanka Limited in 2013,in the capacity of Head of Broker Relations. She counted over 25 years of professional experience in the Insurance Industry, Her wide experience with Insurance Intermediaries and their Corporate Clients, her dedication and commitment has proven best track record of Insurance Sales in the industry. She excelled and mastered industry practices. Her vision is to take the Company forward through investing her professional expertise on developing the intermediary segment of the organization. Nilmini now functions as General Manager (Sales) and posses a stamp of excellence in her drive for sales.