HNB once again recognised for excellence in Trade Finance: bags two major accolades at Asiamoney Awards

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, continued to showcase its trail-blazing market
leadership in international trade services after being declared Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Service in Trade
Finance (Asia Banks)’ and ‘Market Leader in Trade Finance (Asia Banks)’ for 2023 by the Asiamoney
The recognition follows on the heels of the Bank’s recognition at the Euromoney Awards 2023,
where HNB bagged the ‘Best Service in Trade Finance’ and ‘Market Leader in Trade Finance’
“At a time when our nation is vying to resuscitate itself from the economic crisis, these prestigious
back-to-back accolades from Euromoney and Asiamoney endorse our international trade services
teams’ strong commitment to support the country’s trade business.
Moving forward, we are firmly dedicated to an unwavering delivery of best-in-class trade finance
services and facilitating growth opportunities for Sri Lankan enterprises in order to help revitalise
the national economy,” HNB Head of Trade, Rozanne De Almeida said.
Notably, this year marks the fourth time that HNB has won awards for Trade finance from both

“We are delighted with this double affirmation by Euromoney and Asiamoney of HNB’s ability to
innovate and deliver service excellence in our Trade Finance business. This recognition further
prompts us to strive all the more strongly to continuously elevate our solutions and service levels by
leveraging on our people, technology, processes and data to enable transformative growth at every
level of the Sri Lankan economy.” HNB Deputy General Manager – Wholesale Banking Group,
Damith Pallewatte said.

Organised to showcase excellence among leading banks in the Asia Pacific region, this year’s awards
were presented following stringent financial performance evaluation, strategic business models, and
customer and competitor feedback.
With 256 customer centres, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative
private banks. Consolidating its legacy in sustainability, good governance and corporate excellence,
HNB was crowned the Best Corporate Citizen for 2022 at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best
Corporate Citizen Awards. The Bank further secured 4 additional accolades, including being ranked
among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens and taking home the Governance category and
Sustainability Champion for the Finance sector titles.
Additionally, HNB was ranked among the World’s Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious
UK-based Banker Magazine for the sixth consecutive year in 2022, in addition to being crowned the
Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 13th occasion at the prestigious Global Excellence in Retail
Financial Services Awards 2023 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.

magazines, making it the first home-grown Sri Lankan Bank to achieve a dominant leadership position
in international trade services.

HNB Deputy General Manager – Wholesale Banking Group, Damith Pallewatte
HNB Head of Trade, Rozanne De Almeida

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