Hatton National Bank PLC’s (HNB) Wholesale Banking Group (WBG) hosted its inaugural WBG conference and Awards Ceremony 2021 at HNB Towers under the theme, Collaborate | Transform| Impact |.
The event featured the participation of HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles and members from the bank’s corporate management, select group of Regional Heads and Branch Managers and Managers from WBG verticals covering Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Emerging Corporates, Trade & FI, Treasury, Payment & Cash Management, Custody & Trustee Services and Islamic Banking. Awards were presented to top performers of WBG for their outstanding achievements during the year 2020. HNB launched the Bank’s pioneering “Wholesale Banking Group” proposition to deliver exceptional value to corporates with innovative and tailored solutions.
During the event, Deputy General Manager – WBG, Damith Pallewatte, congratulated the WBG team for their outstanding contribution especially in the face of a challenging year. He encouraged them to strive for excellence and uphold the values and high standards, which HNB has been renowned for. The Sri Lankan engineer, Mrs. Melony Mahaarachchi, who was the Chief Mechanical Engineer of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover project made an inspirational speech on how her former banking experience in Sri Lanka helped her to ‘Reach the Stars’ through collaboration.