For the third year in a row, Sri Lanka’s most popular youth-telco brand, Airtel Lanka was recognized as a ‘Company with Great Managers’ while its leadership team clinched three awards at the Great Manager Awards 2020. Airtel Lanka Senior Manager for Service Operations and Risk Management -Chaminda Wanasinghe, Senior Manager for Legal and Regulatory – Senani Irugalbandara and Head of Postpaid Retail Sales – Isfar Anwardeen, were each presented with awards for their efforts in leading successful cross-functional teams.
Celebrating his team’s accomplishments, Bharti Airtel Lanka CEO, Ashish Chandra said, “We are proud to be recognized as a company synonym with a rich organizational culture. The consistent recognition resonates with our reputation as being one of Sri Lanka’s Best Places to Work.” The coveted Great Manager Awards aim to define and build an ecosystem and culture that nurtures great managers in Sri Lanka through a set of stringent leadership competency evaluations, measuring management style, execution, and integrity. Nominated managers are assessed on key managerial criteria based on a global benchmark and an evaluation model followed by an interview with industry experts.
Airtel’s unique working culture is derived from its values: Alive, Inclusive and Respectful. The company strives to be Alive to the needs of users and employees, an Inclusive champion of diversity that fully embraces change, and Respectful to all. Skills development at every level of the organsiation is another critical component of Airtel’s team including through flagship initiatives like its ‘Lead Right’ programme that specifically focuses on promoting effective management. The Great Manager Awards, annually hosted by the Colombo Leadership Academy for Leadership Excellence, is an initiative taken towards identifying, assessing and recognizing organizations with ‘Great Managers’, benchmarking with the best of best in the arena. The ‘Company with Great Managers’ award recognizes the organization for its credibility and practices in nurturing leaders of the next generation through a culture of high performance