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Executive Committee

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Dirk Pereira

Chief Executive Officer

Dirk has functioned as CEO of Union Assurance since 2010 and was appointed as Director since 2014 May. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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Dharshana Amarasiynghe

General Manager, Marketing & Distribution

Dharshana joined Union Assurance in September 2005. He counts for more than 20 years of management experience in sales, marketing and human resources in the fields of Insurance [local and overseas] pharmaceuticals and consumer products. A Chartered Marketer, CIM (UK) and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. In addition he possesses a Diploma in Training & Human Resource Development from the Institute of Personnel Management (SL). He is a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SL), Institute of Management Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Institute of Training & Development.

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Sherin Cader

General Manager, Finance and Planning

Sherin joined UA in June 2012. She has been with the John Keells Group for over 13 years serving in many capacities including as the Financial Controller at John Keells Holdings PLC. She has played diverse roles across finance and operations in financial services, IT enabled service sector and centre functions. Sherin is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK and an Associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK.

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Iroshini Tittagalla

General Manager, Life Insurance

Iroshini commenced her insurance career as a school leaver at Union Assurance in April 2001. She resigned from Union Assurance in 2005 to pursue further academic and professional qualifications in the UK where she completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management. In 2008 she rejoined Union Assurance as an Assistant Manager and having served in various capacities, she has achieved the present position of General Manager – Life Insurance in 2016.

Iroshini is a Chartered Insurer and Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute, UK

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Nimesha Liyanage

General Manager - Actuarial

Nimesha started her first tenure at UA as an outsourced prophet developer in 2006 and joined the UA actuarial team in 2008. She has been with UA for 7 years serving in various capacities and left UA in 2013 to join a competitor. Nimesha re-joined UA in September 2016 as the General Manager - Actuarial. Nimesha holds a First Class (Hons) Degree in Finance, Business and Computational Mathematics from University of Colombo and she is a Fellow member of the Society of Actuaries, USA.

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Suresh Muttiah

General Manager, Human Resources

Suresh joined Union Assurance in May 2016 from John Keells Group, where he served as, Vice President - Human Resources of Retail Sector for a period of 5 years. Prior to that he worked at Dialog Axiata PLC for 4 years as Manager Performance Management & HR Strategy Operations and 7 years within Carsons Cumberbatch Group in HR leadership positions within the Group HR function, Lion Brewery PLC and Hotel Sector. He holds a Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (IPM Sri Lanka), Post Graduate Diploma and MBA from University of Southern Queensland - Australia. Suresh is a member of SHRM – USA and The Association of HR Professionals – Sri Lanka.

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Harsha Senanayake

General Manager – Information Technology

Harsha joined Union Assurance in October 2016.

He started his career in IT at JKH and has since gained 14 years of experience in IT and Management. He has functioned in many roles in the IT field, from Solution Architect to Head of Enterprise Applications where he has acquired an in depth knowledge of the subject and its application to business.

He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the London Metropolitan University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management from the University of Colombo.