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Roopam Asthana

CEO and the Whole Time Director

Roopam Asthana

CEO and Whole Time Director

Mr. Roopam Asthana is the CEO and the Whole Time Director of Liberty General Insurance Ltd.

He was the founding employee of the company and has played a pivotal role in the formation of the joint venture, along with the licensing of the company, from the very beginning. With an experience that spans over 30 years, he has worked as the Chief Executive Officer for the SBI Cards and Payment Services Pvt. Ltd. and GE Capital Business Process Management Services Pvt. Ltd.

He has garnered immense experience in the introduction of transformational financial strategies and high-growth consumer financial services, through well thought out and planned progressions of practices. He has also worked across various banking assignments in India and USA; spanning verticals like Financial Control, Credit Cards, NRI Banking, Strategic Planning, Corporate Banking, as well as Consumer Banking.

With a rich background of experience, he brought to Liberty General Insurance, the aim to build lasting relationships with customers as well as stakeholders, remaining grounded in the values, while at the same time moving forth with innovative strategies and technologies.

Amit Jain

President of Personal Lines, Bancassurance & Affinity and Marketing

Amit Jain

President of Personal Lines, Bancassurance & Affinity and Marketing

Mr. Amit Jain is the President of Personal Lines, Bancassurance & Affinity and Marketing at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He has over 19 years of experience across General Insurance, Life Insurance and Consumer Durables Industry.

Amit is a founder member of the company and has been a senior member of the Personal Lines Distribution function. He has been instrumental in building the Agency, Retail Broking and Health businesses across Top City and Emerging Markets and has led the strong growth of these channels in the initial 7 years of his tenure at Liberty.

He has launched numerous SBUs and financial product divisions in the insurance sector and is credited with their successful fruition. Prior to joining Liberty General Insurance in 2012, he was at Future Generali, Tata AIG and Kotak Life Insurance where he was responsible for building strong and sustainable distribution verticals across India and acquisition of key relationships.

Amit holds a PGDBA focused in Finance & Marketing from ICFAI Business School.

Udayan Joshi

President of Claims & Personal Lines Underwriting

Udayan Joshi

President of Claims & Personal Lines Underwriting

Mr. Udayan Joshi is the President of Claims & Personal Lines Underwriting at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He is associated with the Company since 2014 & his key responsibilities include Claims (all Lines of Business) and Underwriting of Personal Lines products (such as Motor, Retail Accident & Health, Home, Travel insurance etc.). Apart from this, he also leads various specialized units such as Product Development, Risk & Loss Mitigation & Analytics.

Udayan has rich experience of over 13 years in General Insurance. With a blend of strategic approach, focus on execution & openness to innovation, he has been pivotal in delivering of many solutions in the areas of products, process efficiencies & controls. Prior to joining Liberty General Insurance, he was Vice President at ICICI Lombard.

He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary (Grad) and has done specialization in Insurance & Risk Management (ICAI).

Sriram Naganathan

President of Operations & Services

Sriram Naganathan

President of Operations & Services

Mr. Sriram Naganathan is the President of Operations & Services at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He joined Liberty General Insurance on its core team and was involved in almost everything from the regulatory approval process for getting the operations license for Liberty General Insurance, right up to formulating the detailed processes for the company, across all functions.

As this was a grounds up development, Sriram also drove the IT strategy development for the company in line with the recommendations. This was followed by the selection of the appropriate technologies, identification of the implementation partners, finalizing of the architecture and the design, the implementation of various applications and the rolling out to production for the launch of the business, all in a time frame of only 18 months.

With an experience close to 24 years, he has also led several teams to accolades at the Best IT Implementation Awards from leading forums and magazines in the last few years. For the three consecutive years, 2008 to 2011, Sriram has been honored with the CIO 100 award.

His experience includes a varied exposure to different business functions including Operations and Claims for leading private insurers.

Balaji Cuddapah

President of Commercial Lines SBU

Balaji Cuddapah

President of Commercial Lines SBU

Mr. Balaji Cuddapah is the President of Commercial Lines SBU at the Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and a fellow of Insurance Institute of India.

Balaji joined Liberty General Insurance as one of the founding members, involved in the initial setting up of the company, and while he was closely involved in the licensing, business plan development, product filing, and establishment of operating policies & processes for the company in the beginning; his responsibilities had expanded to include underwriting, claims, product development, reinsurance, risk engineering, and actuarial functions at Liberty General Insurance Company Ltd.

He has an experience spanning over 30 years in the general insurance sector, where prior to Liberty General Insurance, he was the Senior Vice President at Bharti AXA General Insurance for risk engineering and commercial lines, as well as being the construction practice leader and chief underwriter for the company.

Balaji is a richly experienced General Insurance Professional with a rather multi-faceted experience in leadership roles across a number of sectors of insurance, including Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Engineering, Claims Management, Product Development, Sales, and Business Development.

Priya Vasudevan

President of Human Resources

Priya Vasudevan

President of Human Resources

Ms. Priya Vasudevan is the President of Human Resources at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. Priya Vasudevan leads the Human Resources function at Liberty General Insurance. She has over 20 years of rich work experience, much of it in leadership roles across various reputed organisations and diverse sectors. She is a Pharmacist by education with an MBA in Human Resources from Mumbai University.

Priya is a certified OD practitioner from Indian Society of Applied Behavioral Sciences (ISABS) and has served as a member on it's Academic Program Council. Her work in the 'Institution building' space is published in global journals of repute.

Priya has been honored with 'National Award for Excellence in Training and HRD' by the Indian Society of Training & Development (ISTD) for her innovative practices in HR.

Seshadri Venkatesh

Chief Financial Officer

Seshadri Venkatesh

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Seshadri Venkatesh is the Chief Financial Officer of Liberty General Insurance Ltd.

He is a Fellow of Insurance Institute of India as well as an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Venkatesh is also an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India; and till date has an experience of more than 30 years in the banking, financial services, and insurance sector.

With over a decade spent in the insurance sector, his rich experience has earned him the position of being a storehouse of financial knowledge and expertise.

While Venkatesh began his career with The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., he has held a number of senior management positions throughout his career. He has had a very comprehensive exposure a number of related verticals that include to internal control, risk management processes, information technology, and company secretarial, legal, audit, accounts, and finance.

Ryan Samaratunga

Vice President & Appointed Actuary - Designate

Ryan Samaratunga

Vice President & Appointed Actuary - Designate

Mr. Ryan Samaratunga is the Vice President & Appointed Actuary - Designate at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (US).He holds a BSc degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MMath degree from the University of Waterloo.

Ryan has actuarial experience across Pricing, Analytics and Reserving, most recently at Liberty Mutual's head office in Boston.

Snehal Waghela

Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Project Management

Snehal Waghela

Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Project Management

Ms. Snehal Waghela is the Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Project Management at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. A post graduate from Mumbai University, Snehal joined the company in 2012. Initially she headed branch operations and now she has been involved in corporate strategy and planning and has led different key projects for the company.

Prior to Liberty, Snehal was associated with GE Capital for 10 years managing various roles across Operations function of the company.

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