Business Excellence Benchmark Competition 18 Years of Excellence (Friday, 16 December 2022 at 10.00 am at National Chamber Auditorium, Colombo 10)
The National Chamber takes pleasure in announcing the “National Business Excellence Awards 2022” for the 18th year. Being one of the pioneering Awards Competitions initiated as way back as 2004, by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA), has maintained its highest standards and gained much recognition and prestige amongst the business community.
The President of the National Chamber after recognizing the current evolving trends and situation in the country such as agile nature of strategies to address disruptive nature of business environment, pandemic and other socio-political and economic issues, considered the weightage adjustment to give a high emphasis to recovery efforts of the organizations.
The emerging trends such as adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), emphasis on reduction of carbon emission, transforming nature of workplace, increasing tendency of capital is getting attracted to trusted, ethical, environmentally friendly, socially responsible and with sound governance structure (ESG) and the purpose of the institutions more align towards creating long term sustainability and creating value for all in the society and not restricting to selected few are among some of the aspects incorporate into the structure of the application leading NBEA.
National Chamber appointed select Committee headed by Sunil G Wijesinha, Chairman, Panel of Judges of NBEA, Nandika Buddhipala, President of the National Chamber, Manil Jayesinghe Country Managing Partner – E & Y, Sanath Fernando, Chairman of the Technical and Financial Evaluation Panel of NBEA & Partner, Assurance, at E & Y, and Priyantha Hearth Director/CEO – PNB Holdings (Pvt) Ltd to revive the National Business Excellence Awards application in order to accompany such important emerging trends.
The quality of the applications has been on the rise over the years. The Competition comprises of categories – Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and Micro – and diversified industry sectors: it also creates the opportunity for 29 industry sectors to secure Awards, category-wise or on evaluation criteria.
92 Awards will be presented to the Winners this year (NBEA 2022), including Overall Excellence Winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze. The evaluations will be carried out initially, by a Technical and Financial Panel headed by the Chairman of the Financial & Technical Panel, Sanath Fernando, Partner, Assurance, at Ernst & Young and other panel members: Nalin Wijekoon, CEO, People’s Merchant Finance,
Gamini Karunathilake, Business Consultant and former CEO of Merchant Bank of SL PLC, Shyamalie Amaratunga, former Head of several Divisions of Merchant Bank of SL PLC, Priyantha Herath, Founder/CEO, PNB Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., Nishani Perera, Partner, Moore Aiyar and Director of Moore Consulting (Pvt) Ltd, Sanjeewa Bandaranayake, Head of Projects, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, Kamaya Perera, Partner, Advisory, Head of Management Consulting , KPMG, Muzawwir Manzeer, Partner, Deloitte Sri Lanka (SJMS), Jerad Dias, Partner – Audit and Assurance, BDO Partners, Malinda Boyagoda, Partner – Industry Leader for Financial Services, PWC
The shortlisted applications will be reviewed and interviewed by a panel of judges to ascertain the best corporate companies as award winners. Selection of winners will be made by an eminent Panel of Judges chaired by Sunil G Wijesinha, Past President – National Chamber, Former Chairman –Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Former President – Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) & Non-Executive Chairman of several Listed Companies and other panel members:
Professor Malik Ranasinghe, Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri , Professor in Management and Immediate Past Director, Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya, President’s Counsel, Faizal Salieh, Chairman, The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors; Former Managing Director/CEO, Amana Bank PLC and Director of several Listed Companies, Dr. Jagath Peiris, Past President of the National Chamber of Exporters,
former CEO of the Institution of Engineers SL, Managing Director in large manufacturing organizations, Founder Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Services Monitoring Board (SLAASMB), Former Chairman of the National Institute of Exports, Kanishka Weerasinghe, Consultant, Labour Law, Industrial Relations And Employment, Former Director General/CEO, The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Eardley Perera, Company Director/Consultant.
The Awards Ceremony will be conducted in May 2023 at a venue to be announced in the coming months.
The President and the Council of the National Chamber cordially invite the business community of Sri Lanka to participate the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) which the widely recognized as the prestigious symbol of the Excellence in doing business in Sri Lanka.
Organized by: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. TP:011 4 741 788