AIA’s CTO Umeshi de Fonseka recognized by industry  

20th October 2020: AIA Insurance proudly congratulates Chief Technology Officer Umeshi de Fonseka for winning a ‘Special Jury Appreciation Award’ at the coveted ‘Innovation Heroes 2020 Awards’ powered by DynamicCIO and presented at the ‘Enterprise Innovation Summit 2020’.  This award was in recognition of Umeshi’s extraordinary efforts in ‘Technology Innovation’ that resulted in creating business value to the organization.

This recognition comes hot on the heels of Umeshi’s upgrade of membership status, to that of ‘Fellow’ at the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered institute for IT and the community representing the most influential professionals in the IT industry. This is the highest professional grade within BCS and is achieved after multiple rounds of reviews and recommendations in areas of eminence, authority and seniority.

AIA’s CEO Nikhil Advani commented, “Congratulations to Umeshi for these well-deserved awards and recognitions, that reiterate Umeshi as an industry leader. Technology and digitization efforts play a critical role here at AIA and we are happy to have Umeshi’s efforts and contributions to the organization be recognized externally. At AIA, we are committed to having the best processes and systems in place to ensure efficient and outstanding output and the role of technology will continue to grow to deliver on our vision.”

AIA Sri Lanka has had many firsts under Umeshi’s leadership including the rapid digitization of our processes, analytics and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). These solutions were both, tactical and being industrialized for the long-term.