Business News: Seumi Fernando, Manager- Learning & Development of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC was conferred the prestigious ‘Most Fabulous Global Training and Development Leaders Award’ at the World HRD Congress 2020 for her outstanding contribution in the realm of Learning and Development. The event was held at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai from 15th – 17th February, 2020 amidst the presence of a distinguished gathering of nearly 1900 delegates from around the world comprising global business leaders, HR practitioners, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers.
This globally renowned award recognizes and appreciates the profound role played by the Learning and Development specialists in shaping the careers of employees through innovative and impactful learning and development interventions. The award amply reflects and also recognizes the outstanding leadership demonstrated by Seumi towards creating a ‘learning organization’ in Pan Asia Bank where she strives to promote a culture of ‘continuous learning’ with a view to driving process excellence, employee motivation and organizational productivity. Seumi holds an MSc. in Human Resource Management and Development from the Salford University of UK, a Diploma in Credit Management and a Certificate in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.
‘The World HRD Congress Awards’ is a globally acknowledged awards programme that recognizes notable achievements across the sphere of Human Resources and celebrates unparalleled contributions made by practitioners and organizations in the key results areas of Human Resource Management.‘The World HRD Congress Awards’ recognizes and appreciates the valuable contributions made by HR professionals towards aligning people strategy with business strategy and the individual awards are determined through a rigorous evaluation process carried out by an eminent jury comprising veterans in the industry, based on pre-defined criteria.
The award is a testament to Pan Asia Bank’s commitment and undivided dedication to nurture and develop its valued employees with a view to supporting their career advancement whilst shaping them professionally and personally to become sought-after business managers and responsible citizens. To this end, as the Manager- Learning & Development, Seumi has worked tirelessly to create an enlightened workforce by spearheading the training and development function within the Bank to build a competent, productive and engaged workforce in line with the envisaged business goals of the Bank.