Janashakthi Insurance PLC, one of the key players in Sri Lanka’s insurance industry, announced the appointment of Deshal de Mel as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Prakash Schaffter stated, “It is with great pleasure I welcome Deshal to Janashakthi Insurance PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He brings tremendous value through his knowledge, skills and expertise to the industry. We foresee that Deshal will be instrumental in driving the organization to greater heights while strengthening our business strategies.”
Deshal holds a BA in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics from the University of Oxford and obtained his Master of International Political Economy from the London School of Economics in the year 2006. He is an economist who has experience across the government, private sector, and academia. Currently, he is a Research Director at Verité Research Pvt. Ltd, an independent research institute. He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Sampath Bank PLC and Capital Alliance Investments Limited.
He has held several positions in reputed Governmental and Non-governmental entities in the past. He previously served as an Economic Advisor to the Finance Ministry. He was a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka from 2018 to 2019. He has also been a member of the National Trade Negotiation Committee during the period of 2017 to 2019, and is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association.
“I am excited to be joining Janashakthi Insurance PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading organizations in the Insurance industry. I look forward to contribute to the journey ahead,” stated Deshal de Mel, the newly appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Janashakthi Insurance PLC.
With the appointment of Deshal de Mel, the Board of Directors of Janashakthi Insurance PLC comprises of Prakash Schaffter – Chairman, Ravi Liyanage, Ramesh Schaffter, Manjula Mathews, Eardley Perera, Nathan Sivagananathan, Avindra Rodrigo and Deshal de Mel.
About Janashakthi Insurance PLC:
Founded in 1994 as a Life Insurance company, Janashakthi Insurance PLC made its mark in the industry as an innovator and household name over a span of over 26 years. Janashakthi Life has a strong presence across the island, with an expanding Life Insurance network and a dedicated call centre. In line with its purpose of uplifting lives and empowering dreams, Janashakthi Life remains committed to becoming a leader in the Life Insurance industry by delivering a service beyond Insurance to its customers and stakeholders.
Janashakthi Insurance PLC, is a member of the Janashakthi Group that operates in the Insurance, Finance, Investment and Real estate sectors.