Do you want to be a super performer in banking & finance ?

Normal performance which was accepted, and sufficient yesterday is no longer valid and qualify even for you to be in the race. How can you

make yourself a super performer, a go to person in the industry with wider understanding of the dynamics and imperatives of the industry and equip with right practices, techniques and tools needed to face the challenges of tomorrow? A question that you always had in your mind and tried different solutions available in the market such as MBAs, professional qualifications, and certifications. Yet, you are not happy with what you put in what you get in return. Aligning your team and getting them to do what you want them to do has also been a challenge always with the changes in market and consumer behaviors. Perhaps you are frustrated and lost your self-worth as your efforts, experience and qualifications do not yield what they are supposed to. Maybe you are chasing behind your own tail.

The new world, new challenges and new technology demands a radically different way of approaching the issue at hand. Industries are trying out new thinking, new ways of doing things, new approaches sometimes alien to their industries. Most of the cases, such efforts have yielded unimaginable results. Application of Lean in startups is one such example of success. But it needs a different mindset, thinking and humble attitude to try and fail and preserve until you get what you wanted to get. Lean has been used in banking and finance industry in other parts of the world for many decades and proven it as a methodology for both personal and organizational transformation. Why is Sri- Lanka lagging behind? Why don’t you employ these proven practices and tools for you to be the most valuable contributor to the growth of your business and industry so that you in the limelight and be the person most sought after.

Now you have the opportunity to enroll with the first ever customized Lean Six sigma black belt in the country. Invest your time wisely and become what you always have been dreaming of becoming. Lean Six sigma black belt customized to banking and finance is a unique opportunity with 16 weeks comprehensive, 64 hours practical training with industry experts who have done the change and transformed themselves as super performers. Join the life changing journey towards performance, excellence, and contribution today by enrolling for the program.

Module Content

  • Introduction of Lean six sigma for financial services industry; why should we embrace Lean six sigma
  • Introduction to Toyota production system(TPS) and Lean management
  • Lean metrics for financial services
  • Enhancing customer value creation through customer centricity, Lean thinking and data analytics
  • Mapping both customer journey and internal process voice to diagnose leakages
  • Identification & elimination of wastes and customer pains throughout customer journey
  • Lean pricing models to shift mindset from cost reduction to value creation & value delivery
  • Lean leadership to navigate the journey towards business excellence
  • Managing change effectively and creating a cultural shift through Lean six sigma
  • Lean daily management system for productivity improvement
  • Hoshin kanri process to set the correct direction for business growth
  • Revamping the measurement system & introduction of lead measures
  • Lean product development process to achieve product market fit
  • Shifting from solution providing mindset to problem solving mindset
  • Continuous process improvement anchored to bottomline
  • Developing talent by attracting right people, building capability, getting them engaged & inspired to be customer champions


  1. I’d like to know more details of this program?
    This is a Lean six sigma customized black belt program for banking and finance, offered by Apex institute of management services (AIMS)
  2. What is the content of Lean six sigma black belt for banking and finance?
    Everything from diagnosis to implementation under Lean six sigma black belt curriculum will comprehensively be covered.
  3. How long do I need follow this to get myself conversant and proficient of practices, tools, and techniques?
    Lean six sigma for banking and finance is a 16-week online program with 64 hours of training.
  4. How do you do the student evaluation?
    There will be 15 weekly assignment to be completed during the program and final project. You get 60% for your weekly assignments and 40% for the final project.
  5. Do you provide any guidance and support for weekly assignments and final project?
    Yes, there is coaching in built to black belt program. Each student will be assigned to an experienced coach who will guide you through the assignments and project.
  6. Who are the facilitators of black belt for banking and finance?
    There are two lead facilitators assigned for the program. One is a certified Lean six sigma black belt with over 15 years industry experience in implementation. A senior banker with more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance is the second facilitator.
  7. When are you staring the program and what would be my time investment for a week?
    The program will commence mid-January 2022. Each session is 4 hours on every Saturday from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
  8. How this program is going to help me in my career?
    Lean six sigma black belt for banking and finance has carefully been designed after thorough analysis of management challenges of the industry today. The program is aimed at changing your mind set, thinking and paradigm through relevant principles, practices, and framework. Also, it will change your behavior through application of tools and techniques designed to do so.
  9. How is this program going to help my team and my organization?
    Your 15 weekly assignments are designed in a way for you to engage your team and apply the learning in real world and get your hands dirty with experimentation. Evaluation is based on learning you shared with your team and business results gained through application.
  10. What will happen to me after the program?
    Your learning will not stop after the certification. You will be part of community of black belts and there is a continuous professional development (CPD) designed to guide and coach you throughout your career.
  11. What values will this program add to my career progression?
    Your career progression is depending on how you perform in your organization and manage your team to raise the bar to the next level. Lean six sigma black belt program will provide you with the necessary concepts, principles, techniques, and tools to do that. Also, you will be provided coaching based on where you are in terms of your performance and your development as a performer
  12. Will there be acceptance for this program/ accreditation in the finance industry?
    Results speak louder than the letter after your name, qualifications, and accreditations. Those are important to qualify for the race, but to win the race, you need proven, pragmatic methodology with the right mindset which is the purpose this program.
  13. How will I be transformed with my knowledge and exposure to Lean Six Sigma?
    When you are exposed to right concepts and principles with evidence of results your way of thinking will change. Transforming you as an individual is key element of this program.
  14. What’s the difference between this program and other usual management related degree programs available in the market?
    Lean six sigma black belt is not an academic exercise limited to pour more information in to your head. It is a practical way of life that you need to adopt to change your mindset and improve your skills set by using appropriate tools set.
  15. I already have read for a Management Degree/ MBA. What’s the value for me in this program?
    Your education background supported with relevant industry experience provide you with the conceptual and intelligence capacity required to learn and apply Lean six sigma in your workplace and be a super performer by contributing to business growth and your team development.
  16. Isn’t this more relevant to Manufacturing businesses, but not for finance industry…?
    Lean six sigma for banking and finance is a customized belt program for banking and finance industry. It has been designed to address the current challenges of the industry.
  17. Should a regular manager in finance industry have the exposure to Lean Six Sigma? Shouldn’t it be more relevant to managers involved in IT, Projects, Procurement, Process Management, etc.?
    Lean six sigma is a business excellence methodology applied almost all the industries across the world. It is relevant and can be applied to any process. What you need is the right mind set to learn with open mind and enthusiasm to apply in workplace.
  18. My exposure is only to the general operational work, lending, customer service at a Bank, finance company. Will I be able to develop myself to hold higher responsibilities at higher managerial positions…?
    With the overall business understanding you get through this program make you qualified and ready to accept any challenge and any level. You will be highlighted to your superiors due to transformation that you have gone through and contribution you have made to your organization to thrive.

What Sajeewa Sapukotana thinks about AIMS

AIMS black belt program has totally changed my perspective on business. Now I look at things very pragmatically and go and see to deep down the problem before providing solutions. The recent business growth we achieved is attributable to what I learnt and applied with my team.

Sajeewa Sapukotana, Chief Operating Officer – Fintrex Finance

What Dulip Wijesooriya thinks about AIMS

AIMS black belt made me a competent and resourceful manager and super performer . A unique program among hundreds of other management programs that will prepare you in much better stand to face the difficult challenges in the industry. The program is a life changing experience for me and I recommend it to all managers in finance industry.

Dulip Wijesooriya, Brach Manager – Singer Finance

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