Speakers


  • Amitabh Chaudhry,
    MD & CEO, HDFC Life Insurance
Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry

Designation :

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, HDFC Life

Description :

Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry is the MD and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between HDFC Limited (one of the largest professionally managed and diversified financial conglomerates in India) and Standard Life Plc of UK. He has been with the company since January 2010. HDFC Life is today recognized as the premium brand in the insurance space and is one of the India’s largest private insurers. Before joining HDFC Life, he was the MD and CEO of Infosys BPO Ltd and was also heading the Testing unit of Infosys Technologies Ltd. He played a critical role in building the BPO company from its inception to an extremely profitable business with presence in eleven centers across seven countries. He started his career in 1987 with Bank of America and worked in diverse roles ranging from Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia, Regional Finance Head for Wholesale Banking and Global Markets and Chief Finance Officer of Bank of America (India). He moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities in 2001 where he headed their investment banking franchise for South East Asia and structured finance practice for Asia before joining Infosys BPO in 2003. Mr. Chaudhry completed his Engineering in 1985 from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and MBA in 1987 from IIM, Ahmedabad.

He also serves on the Board of Manipal Global Education Services Limited a market leader in corporate and college education in various emerging markets and Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd one of the largest Non Banking Auto Finance companies in India.


  • Antony Jacob,
    CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance
Mr. Antony Jacob

Designation :

Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance

Description :

Antony Jacob spearheads Apollo Munich Health Insurance towards achieving the aim of uncomplicating health insurance for its stakeholders. As CEO Antony has been steering the company up the growth ladder since April 2009. Being among the first employees of the health insurance sector, he brings enormous knowledge and vast expertise to the organization, besides enthusiasm and professional exposure in other sectors.

His experience in India’s rapidly evolving insurance market since 1996 has been an invaluable asset for Apollo Munich Health Insurance, leading the company to figure amongst the top 100 Great Places to Work For Survey for five times in a row. Time and again, Apollo Munich has been identified to possess the best rated products by the industry and leading publishers.

Antony’s 28 years of professional career spans across diverse industries and companies such as ITC, the Continental Grain (now part of Cargill) and the RSA group. His work has given him experience not just across major Indian metros, but also exposure to work culture in continents like Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand.

Before joining Apollo Munich in 2009, Antony was a Regional Finance Director, Asia & Middle East, based in Dubai, for the RSA Group. Between 2004 and 2007, Antony was the Managing Director of Royal Sundaram Insurance in Chennai, a company he was involved with right from its inception.

Born in Chennai, Antony is a Chartered Accountant, besides being a graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. He did his entire schooling at Don Bosco, Egmore.

Antony is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO International) and is an avid sportsman who enjoys a game of tennis or golf in his spare time.

Antony is married to Uma and they have one daughter and one son.


  • Anuj Agarwal,
    MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Mr. Anuj Agarwal

Designation :

MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

Description :

Anuj Agarwal is the MD & CEO of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. Anuj has been associated with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance in its inception years in 2001 till the year 2004 and has handled senior responsibilities in Finance including that of Vice President-Finance.

Anuj brings with him substantial experience in life insurance, having worked in India and internationally. He has held senior positions as CFO/CRO, within the Allianz Group in Egypt and Indonesia. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at P.T. Asuransi Allianz, Utama, Indonesia before joining Bajaj Allianz as MD & CEO.

Anuj is an Engineer by qualification having completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Delhi Institute of Technology. He has further completed his Masters in Management Studies from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.


  • Anuj Gulati,
    MD & CEO, Religare Health Insurance
Mr. Anuj Gulati

Designation :

MD & CEO, Religare Health Insurance

Description :

In his capacity as Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Anuj Gulati has been responsible for setting up this business and working towards making Religare one of the key players in the Indian Health Insurance industry. In his last role at ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, Anuj was the Director for Services and Business Development. Previously, he has been an entrepreneur and started his career with Procter & Gamble India Limited.


  • Anuj Mathur,
    CEO, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
Mr. Anuj Mathur

Designation :

CEO, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance


  • Anup Rau,
    CEO, Reliance Life Insurance
Mr. Anup Rau

Designation :

CEO, Reliance Life Insurance


  • Anurag Banerjee,
    Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Ozonetel
Mr. Anurag Banerjee

Designation :

Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Ozonetel

Description :

Anurag has over 20 years of experience driving revenue across North America and Asia in both large organizations (American Express) and Startups (Jana & Mobilewalla). He previously managed large teams with complete P&L responsibility. His multi-transaction experience in equity raises, JVs, channel partnerships, and M&A deals also helped build Global Telco frameworks.

  • Has over 20 years of experience driving revenue in both large organizations and startups across the globe
  • Has managed large teams with complete P&L responsibility
  • Has multi-transaction experience in equity raises, JVs, channel partnerships, and M&A

  • Arijit Basu,
    MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance
Mr. Arijit Basu

Designation :

MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance

Description :

Mr. Arijit Basu is the Managing Director & CEO of SBI Life Insurance, the largest private life insurer in the country.

A graduate in Economics and a Master of Arts in History, Mr. Basu started his career with State Bank of India in 1983 as a Probationary Officer. He has to his credit over three decades of experience in the banking sector. A Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Mr. Basu has held several key positions in various circles of State Bank of India including the Bank’s office at Tokyo. He has also served as General Manager at the Bank’s Mumbai Circle and the Mid Corporate Group at Ahmedabad as well as the Financial Institutions Group, International Banking at Corporate Centre, Mumbai. His last assignment was Chief General Manager of the Delhi Circle.

He has now been associated with SBI Life Insurance for the past 3 months. Earlier, during his banking tenure in retail assignments, he has actively participated in the implementation of Bancassurance.


  • Dr. Prakash Subbarayan,
    Executive Director, Star Health Insurance
Dr. Prakash Subbarayan

Designation :

Executive Director, Star Health Insurance

Description :

Name : Dr. Prakash Subbarayan
Date of birth : 03/07/1966

 

M.B.B.S. Thanjavur Medical College (1984-1989)
M.S. (General Surgery) Madras Medical College (1993-1996)
F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, U K (2000)
FAIS TAssociation of Surgeons of India (2002)

A dynamic person with vast clinical experience in India and Overseas. He is now focussing on creating newer strategies in both business & social domains through a fusion of Medicine & Insurance with his role as Executive Director in Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd., India.

Dr. S Prakash is in charge of All India operations of the Company and he heads the Medical & Marketing team that comprises of more than 200 qualified doctors /specialists. He leads the outreach to Healthcare providers and through an Innovative IT based platform ensures that appropriate surgery/procedure is conducted which is appropriate to the disease/patients. Through this prudent IT mechanism and Medical Vigilance, the quality and ethical practices happening at various hospitals in our country can be further strengthened.

He has played a key role in implementing Mass Health Insurance Schemes like the AAROGYASRI in the State of Andhra Pradesh and Chief Ministers’ Health Insurance scheme for Life saving treatment in the State of Tamil Nadu, thus covering more than 10% of the Indian population.

He looks forward to contributing the best towards achieving better quality of life through Medical Excellence.


  • Dr. Gaurang Shah,
    President – Asset Management, Insurance and International Business Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Mr. Gaurang Shah

Designation :

President – Asset Management, Insurance and International Business Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

Description :

Gaurang Shah heads Domestic and International Asset Management, Insurance and International Business of Kotak Mahindra Group, and is part of the Bank’s Operating Management Committee (OMANCOM) that drives and oversees Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.

Prior to this, Gaurang was Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Limited (a 74:26 joint venture between Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., its affiliates, and Old Mutual plc). Under his stewardship, the company booked profits for the first time ever in 2009, joining ranks of the select first private Indian life insurers to book profit, thereby opening a new chapter in the annals of private life insurance business in India.

Gaurang has close to three decades of rich experience in financial services, including Kotak Mahindra Group. He has played a stellar role in building the Group’s Consumer Banking and Life Insurance businesses and has held several positions of high responsibility, including Head of Retail Assets at Kotak Mahindra Bank. He was closely associated with Kotak Mahindra Primus (a joint venture between Kotak Mahindra Group and Ford Credit International), one of India’s leading automobile finance companies.

Gaurang is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.


  • Dr. Joydeep Roy,
    Director – CAMSRep, IIB, FPCIL, Ziqitza & FINISH & Managing Partner AMPLIFIA
Mr. Joydeep Roy

Designation :

Director – CAMSRep, IIB, FPCIL, Ziqitza & FINISH & Managing Partner AMPLIFIA

Description :

Joydeep has worked for close to 25 years in companies like Godrej, Wipro, Compaq Computer Asia Pte Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, AIA and L&T Insurance. Last he was Founder Director and CEO of L&T Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta.

After a quarter century of corporate career, Joydeep continues to serve in several Boards of both Indian and International companies, both for commercial and non-profit ventures –CAMS Insurance Repository Services Ltd., Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIB), FINISH (Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health), Financial Planning Corporation of India Ltd, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd

He currently also offers a Consulting Platform for LIMRA International to operate in India and neighbouring countries.


  • K.K. Mishra,
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd
Mr. K.K. Mishra

Designation :

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd

Description :

Mr. K.K. Mishra is the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. and has been with the company since its inception. He was the Executive Vice President with Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. and was responsible for Tata AIG’s branches, operations, IT, Claims and customer service. Mr. Mishra is also a founder member of the company and has 30 years of expertise in the insurance industry. He joined Tata AIG as its Vice President and the Company has grown and achieved many milestones since foundation under his apt leadership.

Prior to working with Tata AIG General Insurance, Mr. Mishra was with United India Assurance, as Head – Engineering Insurance where he was heading underwriting, claims & services of major clients. After garnering his Engineering degree, Mr. Mishra went on to General Insurance Corporation of India for training. An avid admirer of Hindi movies and theatre, Mr. Mishra has travelled the entire country, working in the general insurance industry.


  • Kshitij Jain,
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kshitij Jain

Designation :

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Description :

Kshitij Jain is the Managing Director & CEO at Exide Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited). He joined the Company as a founding team member in Dec ‘2000 and was initially responsible for leading sales and distribution. He was promoted as the MD & CEO of the Company in June 2006 and has been responsible for the many firsts that Exide Life Insurance has brought to the Indian Life Insurance Market. Under his leadership, Exide Life Insurance has become an established and profitable company serving over 10 lakh customers in over 200 cities in India.

Prior to joining Exide Life Insurance, Kshitij spent 10 years at Xerox in various roles in Sales and Marketing.

He is a graduate in economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and has completed his Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.


  • Munish Sharda,
    Managing Director & Ceo, Future Generali Life Insurance
Mr. Munish Sharda

Designation :

Managing Director & Ceo, Future Generali Life Insurance

Description :

Mr. Munish Sharda is the Managing Director & CEO, Future Generali Life Insurance since January 2014. Mr. Sharda has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services sector with extensive knowledge in product distribution, portfolio and balance sheet management together with a deep understanding of consumer behaviour in the financial services sector.

Prior to his current role, he was working with Aviva India Life Insurance as Director – Sales & Distribution for the past five years. At Aviva, he was responsible for managing the Tied Agency, Group Employee Benefit Business and Direct channels for the Company. Mr. Sharda began his Financial Services career with Citibank India where he spent over a decade in consumer lending (mortgages and personal loans) and he was earlier working as Business Manager – Personal Loans with Citibank India.

Mr. Sharda holds a Masters in Business Administration (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.


  • R. Chandrasekaran,
    Secretary General, General Insurance Council
Mr. R. Chandrasekaran

Designation :

Secretary General, General Insurance Council

Description :

R. Chandrasekaran, Secretary General, General Insurance Council, started his career as a banker in 1974 and early in his career switched over to the General Insurance Industry, when he joined GIC Re as Junior Officer in 1978. In GIC Re, he rose to hold the post of General Manager in charge of Technical, Reinsurance, IT and Marketing between 2005 and 2008. A versatile personality, Shri Chandrasekaran has handled almost all departments in GIC Re and has been instrumental in many far reaching strategic business decisions in the Corporation. After leaving GIC Re, he was DGM in charge of Technical operations, Marketing and Information Technology in Kuwait Reinsurance Company, Kuwait.

He is the Secretary General of the General Insurance Council since 16th November, 2011. In this capacity, he is spearheading the non-life insurance industry by taking up priority industry issues impacting the industry with the Regulator and Government Authorities for resolution. After the passage of the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act in April 2015, G I Council is now poised to become a Self-Regulatory Organization for the non-life insurance industry conduct and practices. As the Secretary General of the revamped G I Council, he is continuing his focus on best and sound practices, awareness and education as well as fraud risk mitigation measures for the industry.

Shri Chandrasekaran has several academic and professional qualifications under his belt and these include, Advanced Accountancy, Cost Accounts, PGDM (from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII), Associate Member of Institute of Risk Management (MIRM), London, Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), London and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Mumbai, Certificate in Computer Software from Mumbai University.

Throughout his Insurance and Reinsurance career spanning 37 years, he has been well-known for his innovation and path-breaking solutions. His career in India, UK and Middle East Insurance and Reinsurance markets has enabled him gain a unique identity amongst the Reinsurance professionals.


  • Rakesh Jain,
    CEO, Reliance General Insurance
Mr. Rakesh Jain

Designation :

CEO, Reliance General Insurance

Description :

Mr. Rakesh Jain (born on Aug 17, 1970) is the CEO at Reliance General Insurance Company Limited which is one of the leading general insurance companies of India.

Prior to taking over the mantle 4 years back, Mr. Jain worked in the capacity of Director – Corporate Centre & CFO at ICICI Lombard.

He was conferred with ‘Best CFO’ award in the Financial Services Sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India for the year 2009. Rakesh has been a member on various regulatory and developmental committees. He has also worked as committee member on Micro insurance committee formed by International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), Basle.

He was conferred with ‘Best CFO’ award in the Financial Services Sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India for the year 2009. Rakesh has been a member on various regulatory and developmental committees. He has also worked as committee member on Micro insurance committee formed by International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), Basle.


  • Ritesh Kumar,
    MD & CEO, HDFC Ergo General Insurance
Mr. Ritesh Kumar

Designation :

MD & CEO, HDFC Ergo General Insurance

Description :

Ritesh Kumar is the Managing Director and CEO at HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd., one of the premier General Insurance Companies in India. He has over 23 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, of which the first 10 years were in Banking and the last 13 years in Insurance.

Ritesh is a Commerce Graduate from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi and holds an MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi. He started his career in 1992 as a Corporate Banker. During his stint in Banking, he was involved in funding of projects across Manufacturing, Infrastructure and media sector. He was also involved in some of the earliest securitization deals in India. When the Insurance sector opened up at the turn of the millennium, he moved from Banking to the General Insurance industry. He joined his present company, HDFC ERGO in early 2008.


  • Sandeep Ghosh,
    MD & CEO, Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Mr. Sandeep Ghosh

Designation :

MD & CEO, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Description :

Sandeep Ghosh is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Bharti AXA Life Insurance since 2011.

He has over 22 years of experience in India and overseas, primarily in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Bharti AXA Life, he was with ANZ as the Managing Director, Commercial Banking Head for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong

Before joining ANZ, Sandeep spearheaded Commercial Banking for Royal Bank of Scotland in Asia out of Hongkong.

Prior to this, he was with Citibank for 9 years during which he held various roles, lastly as Managing Director for the Global Commercial Bank in India.

From 1996 to 1999, Sandeep worked with PepsiCo in the Marketing function as the Category Marketing Director for Flavours and Alternate Beverages for the South Asia Business Unit. Sandeep began his career in 1990 with Coats Viyella PLC in the UK. Over a span of 5 years, he worked in a variety of Marketing and Business Development assignments across Europe, the Middle East & North Africa.

Sandeep holds a Masters in Business Administration (PGDBM) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has a Bachelors degree in Accountancy & Financial Management from Sydenham College, Mumbai University.


  • Sandeep Patel,
    MD & CEO, CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited
Mr. Sandeep Patel

Designation :

MD & CEO, CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited
Description :

Mr. Sandeep Patel is the Managing Director and CEO for CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited and Chairman of Cigna Health Solutions India Private Limited. Based in Mumbai, he is head of Cigna’s India initiative and has been responsible for leading Cigna International’s review of the Indian Health Insurance and Service market. He heads the India operations of Cigna Corporation, Cigna TTK – a joint venture with TTK Group of Companies, Cigna Health Insurance Company.

Sandeep has over 21 years of experience in actuarial, financial services and healthcare globally. He comes with a substantial experience of corporate development & strategy, entering new market, business development, and business operations management.

He led Cigna’s entry into various markets globally, including Japan, Brazil & Poland (for Pension and Investment), Hong Kong, Australia & the Middle East region (for International Healthcare), both directly and as a partnership.

A graduate in actuarial science, prior to joining Cigna, Sandeep worked with Citigroup and held various leadership positions in market development and business management in both the corporate and consumer bank divisions in New York, London, Germany and Hong Kong. He also worked for PWC (former C&L segment) in their consulting practice, supporting multi-nationals in developing strategies related to market and business expansion both under an organic and/or M&A approach.

From 1996 to 1999, Sandeep worked with PepsiCo in the Marketing function as the Category Marketing Director for Flavours and Alternate Beverages for the South Asia Business Unit. Sandeep began his career in 1990 with Coats Viyella PLC in the UK. Over a span of 5 years, he worked in a variety of Marketing and Business Development assignments across Europe, the Middle East & North Africa.

Sandeep holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.


  • Somesh Chandra,
    COO & CQO, Max Bupa Health Insurance
Mr. Somesh Chandra

Designation :

COO & CQO, Max Bupa Health Insurance
Description :

As a part of executive leadership team at Max Bupa, Somesh is responsible for driving complete transformation of Max Bupa’s Service, Operations and Technology landscape to offer exemplar service to customers. Under his leadership, Max Bupa is making significant progress on the service excellence front, redefining key customer service milestones and strengthening its healthcare partnership agenda. Within a year of joining the organization, he was given the additional role of Chief Quality Officer, to set up global quality culture in the organization.

Somesh is a seasoned professional with rich and diverse experience of over 16 years in Management Consulting, Customer Service, Operations, Technology, Quality, Sales & Strategy across BFSI, Healthcare and IT/ITES industries. He has held leadership positions in several leading corporates including McKinsey, Religare, Computer Sciences Corporation and Tata Consultancy Services in the past.

Along with multi sectoral expertise, a strong people focus has been instrumental in shaping Somesh’s exceptional career trajectory. He was recently conferred the leadership award for Innovation in Service Quality at India Healthcare leadership Awards 2014 for setting new benchmarks in service excellence in the insurance sector through innovative use of technology and customer centric approach. Somesh designed Max Bupa’s Business process automation platform which was a first of its kind initiative in the industry which was conferred the Model Insurer of Asia Award in 2014 by Celent.


  • Steve Hollow,
    Deputy CEO, SBI General Insurance
Mr. Steve Hollow

Designation :

Deputy CEO, SBI General Insurance
Description :

Steve Hollow has over 30 years of experience within the General Insurance Industry having commenced his career in 1981 with SGIO Insurance in Australia. During his time at SGIO Insurance (now an IAG company) he held a variety of roles including Great Southern Regional Manager, National Personal Lines Underwriting Manager, Personal Lines Integration Manager following IAG’s acquisition of the SGIO Insurance Company.

After 18 years with SGIO, Steve joined HBF Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of HBF Health Funds, Western Australia’s largest private health insurer. In his role as Operations Manager, he oversaw the systems and process improvement programs within the business resulting in significant productivity improvements combined with sharp improvement in the businesses profitability.

In 2005 Steve was appointed the Operations Manager for the Health Fund where he implemented significant structural changes which resulted in both productivity and efficiency gains along with significant improvements in customer satisfaction. Steve was appointed to the role of HBF Insurance General Manager in 2008 where he had overall responsibility for the General Insurance Company. During this time the company grew to achieve a 10% market share within the Western Australian market. In 2011 Steve was responsible for the divestment of the HBF Insurance business and the setting up of a 10 year distribution agreement with CGU Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of the IAG Group. Steve subsequently joined the IAG group following the sale.


  • Taketoshi Nagaoka,
    MD, Universal Sompo General Insurance
Mr. Taketoshi Nagaoka

Description :

NAME Taketoshi Nagaoka
POSITION Managing Director

Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited .

Date of Birth July 30th 1964
EDUCATION BA in Liberal Arts, International Christian University (1989)
History of Employment:
Apr. 2013 – April 2014 General Manager

China and East Asia Regional Headquarters

Director, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa (Hongkong)

Director Sompo Japan Nipponkoa (China)

Director Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Consulting Korea

Apr. 2008 – Mar. 2013 Manager Global Business Planning Department
Jan. 2007 – Apr. 2008 Director

Universal Sompo General Insurance Co., Ltd.

Sep. 2005 – Dec. 2007 Manager and Representative

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. Mumbai Rep Office

Apr. 1989 Joined Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

(Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc)


  • Tarun Chugh,
    MD & CEO, PNB MetLife Insurance
Mr. Tarun Chugh

Designation :

Managing Director & CEO

PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
Description :

Tarun Chugh joined PNB MetLife in February 2014 to lead the India business. He brings over 20 years of experience in the financial sector to his role at PNB MetLife, with extensive work experience within the insurance industry. Tarun is also part of the Asia Leadership Group with key responsibilities of driving growth and development of the India business.

PNB MetLife has been recording a steady growth for the last one year. The company has also forayed into health and e-commerce under Tarun’s leadership.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, Tarun was the Chief Distribution Officer at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance with the responsibility for overseeing all of the company’s day-to-day business operations. He was responsible for all the sales channels, sales strategy, marketing and operations for ICICI Prudential including Agency, Bancassurance, Corporate Agency, Alliances, Direct Marketing, Health Distribution and International business. Tarun had a clear mandate of driving profitability with a strong focus on Customer Centricity. The company earned a total insurance premium of US$2.5 billion for the financial year 2011-12.

Tarun started his career with UTI Securities Ltd and during the course of his career, spanning over two decades; he has worked with well-known organizations like BNP Paribas, Zensar Technologies, and ICICI Securities where he held key leadership positions.

Educational Qualifications & Memberships:

Tarun completed his Post Graduation Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow; prior to which he studied Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

Tarun is the elected member of the Executive Committee of the Life Council of India.

He is a member of the CII and FICCI Insurance and Pensions Committee currently.

Tarun has previously served as a Director of ICICI’s subsidiary- ICICI Pension Funds Management Company and was also a member of ICICI Prudential’s Management Committee.

Tarun is also an avid Tennis player and unwinds with this sport.


  • Trevor Bull,
    MD & CEO, Aviva Life Insurance
Mr. Trevor Bull

Designation :

MD & CEO, Aviva Life Insurance
Description :

Trevor Bull is the MD and CEO of Aviva India. Trevor, who joined Aviva in early 2015, is a global executive with a rich experience of over 35 years in leadership roles across organisations, predominantly within the Life Insurance Industry.

Trevor has worked with Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad, where he was CEO of Composite Insurer, The Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company, where he was President & CEO, and TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, where he was Managing Director.

Trevor also has relevant experience as CEO in general insurance, service companies and asset management, and has worked at the highest level in European and Asian Markets.


  • Vighnesh Shahane,
    CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd
Mr. Vighnesh Shahane

Designation :

CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd
Description :

Vighnesh Shahane leads IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company as the Chief Executive Officer. He is also on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Vighnesh brings over 20 years of extensive experience in consumer banking and life insurance sector, across diverse geographies, varied markets and multiple customer segments. He has worked with well known financial services organisations in India like ANZ Grindlays, Standard Chartered Bank and with Mashreq Bank in the UAE.

Vighnesh currently is a member of CII National Committee on Insurance & Pensions.

Vighnesh is a post-graduate from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and he has also represented Mumbai in the prestigious Ranji Trophy for 3 years.


  • R. M. Vishakha,
    MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance
Mrs. R. M. Vishakha

Designation :

MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance
Description :

A senior BFSI professional, Vishakha has a successful track record of over 25 years in the financial services industry with both public as well as private organizations.

This is her second stint at IndiaFirst Life Insurance.

Starting her career with New India Assurance, she had held several key positions in organizations such as Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Birla SunLife Insurance and Universal Sampo General Insurance Company Ltd.

Vishakha is a Fellow of Indian Insurance Institute (FIII)