HSBC Sri Lanka was recognized for their outstanding commitment and support rendered towards creating a safer and more resilient Sri Lanka at the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management 10th Anniversary Forum held in Tokyo Japan. The Certificate of appreciation was officially handed over to Mr. Mark Surgenor, CEO of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives at the HSBC Head Office in the presence of Ms. Dilini Fernando, Corporate Sustainability Manager by Mr. Firzan Hashim, Country Director of A-PAD Sri Lanka.

A ceremony to celebrate A-PAD’s 10th anniversary was held on 28th February 2023 at the International House of Japan, Tokyo which was attended by several high-ranking Japanese government officials, including Taro Kono, the Minister of Digital Affairs, Takei Shunsuke, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Yasuhisa Shiozaki, the Former Chief Cabinet Secretary, along with many other members of the Japanese parliament.

HSBC Sri Lanka being one of A-PAD’s long-standing corporate partners, has been committed towards institutionalizing sustainable and innovative Disaster Risk Reduction strategies to their organization while adopting a multifaceted approach to disaster response and recovery through their Corporate Sustainability initiatives and were recognized and appreciated internationally. The Bank’s commitment to respond to multidimensional emergencies including the COVID-19 health responses and their efforts towards the development of future generations through education and livelihood support was commended.


Mr. Mark Surgenor, CEO, HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives receiving the token of appreciation
by the A-PAD Team in the presence of Ms. Dilini Fernando, Corporate Sustainability Manager


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