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Fairfirst Insurance launches Fairfirst Academy

The Fairfirst Leadership Team
The Fairfirst Leadership Team

Fairfirst was recently recognized by Insurance Business Asia as one of the top 22 insurers to work for across the Asia Pacific.

This win is a tangible recognition of their progressive work-culture that makes it possible for them to nurture the goodness of each employee. Further strengthening their focus on building capability and capacity, the company has launched a unique learning and development platform, named Fairfirst Academy.

The Fairfirst Academy has been built by combining the expertise and capabilities of internal and external subject matter experts whose objective is to impart knowledge seamlessly and easily and thereby enable each employee to be the best they are capable of. Training is provided in a language of your choice from Sinhala, Tamil and English. Apart from extensive modules on insurance, Fairfirst Academy also hosts sessions on other essential life-skills including wellness and mental wellbeing.

At Fairfirst Academy, participating students go through a structured series of modules that expand the learning curb across different areas such as insurance, service, leadership and soft skills. As a result of the trainings offered via the Fairfirst Academy, Agents of Fairfirst Insurance, have been achieving high pass mark percentages in the certifying exams conducted by the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute.

The company has expanded their training and development initiatives to include special wellness programmes to promote a holistic individual wellbeing especially during times of Social Distancing and Working from Home.

Fairfirst Insurance Managing Director and CEO Dr. Sanjeev Jha, states, “We are excited with the responsibility of supporting and empowering talented individuals as they move towards leadership positions. Personally, my best awards are the people I have nurtured and groomed into becoming sensitive, sensible and successful business managers.”

What’s unique about the Fairfirst Academy is that knowledge is not solely focused for the employees but also shared with the community as well. This is a true testament to Fairfirst’s belief in investing in the future and wellbeing of the nation, whilst promoting a culture of continuous learning and development across this beautiful island.

Spearheading the Academy, Head of Human Resources, Manjari Kumarage commented, “Fairfirst is the best place to build your career in insurance as we provide an undivided attention when it comes to the success of our employees and the community. We believe that developing our people’s capabilities and strengths reinforces a culture of optimism and giving it a try is the best way to start.”

Fairfirst serves individuals, businesses and institutions through a versatile workforce spread across the branch network, affinity partners and brokers in Sri Lanka.