Sri Lanka Aviva unit to get new managing director

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Jan 08, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Eagle Insurance Company, a unit of Aviva, said its managing director Deepal Sooriyaarachchi intends to quit in June this year and will be replaced by a nominee from the Aviva Group. William Lisle, chairman of Eagle Insurance, said in a stock exchange filing that Sooriyaarachchi has expressed his intention to leave the firm on June 30, 2010 to pursue his professional interests in marketing and academia.

Sooriyaarachchi became managing director of Eagle Insurance in February 2006 and has been associated with the firm since 1990.

The Eagle Insurance statement said Sooriyaarachchi will be succeeded by a nominee from the Aviva Group, Shah Rouf, present chief executive of Aviva Romania and chief distribution officer of Central and Eastern Europe for Aviva.

Rouf is a British national with over 16 years of experience with the Aviva Group.