Sri Lanka’s fastest-growing life insurer, Softlogic Life PLC, announced the appointment of Indu Attygala as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1st January, 2022.
Backed by over 27 years of industry experience in sales, operations and sales management in Sri Lanka and overseas, Indu joined Softlogic Life as its General Manager of Business Development in 2017.
Over the past three years, he was engaged in the role of the company’s Chief Operating Officer, providing strategic leadership to enhance and maintain its industry-leading customer operations and experiences at international standards, and helping to secure numerous local and international accolades for the insurance giant.
“Indu is a proven senior executive and a strong strategic thinker who has been instrumental in driving Softlogic Life’s performance since 2017. He has done an outstanding job over the past few years, helping to transform Softlogic Life’s operations into the powerhouse it is today. With his exceptional track record of innovation to improve the life insurance experience of Sri Lankans, along with his impressive industry expertise and leadership experience, we believe Indu is well-positioned to play a key role in bolstering Softlogic Life in its next chapter of growth and success,” stated Softlogic Life Managing Director, Iftikar Ahamed.
Beginning his career as an Underwrite for Fire Insurance at CTC Eagle Insurance in 1993, Indu joined P.T Vitasia – Indonesia – General Insurance Brokers 2000, gaining invaluable international exposure.
After returning from Indonesia, he re-joined AVIVA NDB Insurance in 2002, where he changed the trajectory of his career by accepting the challenge of developing the company’s General Insurance Agency Channel as Manager – Direct Sales. Here, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager / Head of Sales in General Insurance in the Agency Development Unit, until moving to Life Distribution in 2012 at AIA Insurance Lanka PLC as Deputy General Manager.
Indu holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Northampton, UK. His portfolio is further strengthened with a Comprehensive Technical Program in General Insurance at the National Insurance Academy in Pune, India, and an Advanced Agency Management Program conducted by AIA Hong Kong under his belt. Indu is also a recipient of a Master-Class by LIMRA Europe Limited.
Softlogic Life Insurance PLC is a subsidiary of Softlogic Capital PLC and is part of the Softlogic Group, which is recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s most diversified and fastest-growing conglomerates with interests in Healthcare, Retail, ICT, Leisure, Automobiles and Financial Services. Significant stakeholders in the company include global investor Leapfrog Investments.