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Roopam Asthana

CEO and the Whole Time Director
Roopam Asthana

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 - Personal Lines, Bancassurance & Affinity and Marketing
Amit Jain

Amit Jain

President - 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 - Claims & Personal Lines Underwriting
Udayan Joshi

Udayan Joshi

President - 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).

Suresh Surendranathan

President - Information Technology
Suresh Surendranathan

Suresh Surendranathan

President - Information Technology

Mr. Suresh Surendranathan is the CIO at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. Prior to this, he has served as a Director and in other senior leadership roles across renowned global brands including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Kronos, General Electric, SEECOMMERCE INC, Ramco Systems Ltd and Eicher Goodearth Ltd.

He has over 22 years of experience in excelling and leading all aspects of information technology for global corporations focused on productivity through digitization, leveraging robotic process automation, data analytics and IoT. Suresh's career spans across a wide variety of functions including developing and running Enterprise IT Applications (SAP, Oracle ERP, BI) data analytics, sales force transformations, program management, process simplification and IT compliance and infrastructure management.

Suresh is a Bachelor of Technology graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and is a Masters in Business Administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management Research (Mumbai).

Vimal Kishor

SVP - Legal, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Vimal Kishor

Vimal Kishor

SVP - Legal, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Mr. Vimal Kishor is the Senior Vice President - Legal, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He has an overall experience of over 20 years across General Insurance, Life Insurance, NBFCs and independent legal practice.

Vimal is a founder member of the company. Prior to joining Liberty General Insurance in 2012 he worked with Edelweiss Tokio Life, Future Generali, Tata AIG in various capacities in legal, compliance and corporate secretarial space.

He is an Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Insurance institute of India and Law graduate from University of Delhi. He has delivered lectures at Insurance Institute of India, National Insurance Academy, Institute of Company Secretaries of India on various legal, compliance and regulatory subjects.

Balaji Cuddapah

President - Commercial Lines SBU
Balaji Cuddapah

Balaji Cuddapah

President - 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 - Human Resources
Priya Vasudevan

Priya Vasudevan

President - 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.

Ritesh Jiwarajka

President - Finance
Ritesh Jiwarajka

Ritesh Jiwarajka

President - Finance

Mr. Ritesh Jiwarajka is the President of Finance at Liberty General Insurance Ltd. He has over 14 years of experience and prior to joining Liberty he was the Head of Finance at Future Generali India Insurance.

Ritesh held several senior positions in the finance domain with Bharti AXA Life Insurance, ICICI Bank and Thomas Cook.

Ritesh is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a fellow member of Insurance Institute of India.

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.

Sameer Malgundkar

VP & National Manager Corporate Strategy, PMO & PEQ
Sameer Malgundkar

Sameer Malgundkar

VP & National Manager Corporate Strategy, PMO & PEQ

Mr. Sameer Malgundkar heads Corporate Strategy and Project Management along with Process Excellence and Quality at Liberty General Insurance Ltd.

He is a founder member of Liberty. With over 15 years of work experience in general insurance industry, prior to joining Liberty, he worked with ICICI Lombard and HDFC Ergo.

Sameer is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University, thereafter pursued MBA in Finance from Pune University

Sachin Joshi

SVP - Operations and Customer Experience
Sachin Joshi

Sachin Joshi

SVP - Operations and Customer Experience

Mr. Sachin Joshi is the Senior Vice President - Operations and Customer Experience at Liberty General Insurance Ltd.

Sachin is a founder member of Liberty. He is a technology driven professional with over 18 years of work experience including 10 years in the Insurance space. He specialises in the areas of Operations, Customer Service, Business Transformation, Program Management, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance, Product Evaluation, System Enhancement, Maintenance & Support, Process Delivery & Quality.

He is an engineering graduate from North Maharashtra University and holds an MBA from Pune University.

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