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Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

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Deepal is a seasoned corporate executive who led one of the largest insurance companies in Sri Lanka as Managing Director of AVIVA. Deepal also served on the regional practice board of Zurich Financial Services. He has over three decades of work experience, including fifteen in corporate management. A Chartered Marketer by profession, he was known as a leader with a flair for HR. Deepal currently serves on the boards of several corporations: AIA Insurance Lanka, Sampath Bank, Pan Asian Power, and Hemas Manufacturing.

Deepal is a seasoned corporate executive who led one of the largest insurance companies in Sri Lanka as Managing Director of AVIVA. Deepal also served on the regional practice board of Zurich Financial Services. He has over three decades of work experience, including fifteen in corporate management. A Chartered Marketer by profession, he was known as a leader with a flair for HR. Deepal currently serves on the boards of several corporations: AIA Insurance Lanka, Sampath Bank, Pan Asian Power, and Hemas Manufacturing.

Deepal also brings a unique blend of modern management thinking and “ancient Asian wisdom” to his work. He teaches principles of mindfulness to leaders to help them improve their personal proficiency and be more effective in their lives and jobs. Deepal has authored over 15 books and contributes regularly to print and electronic media. He is passionate about developing people, and helps his clients align people with strategy. His innovative approaches led to an appointment from the Sri Lankan government as head of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, which promotes innovation in the country.

Deepal is a versatile, multifaceted teacher with executive education from Stanford, the Asian Institute of Management, and the National University of Singapore.

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