Anuj Mathur is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Canara HSBC Life Insurance. A founder member of the company, he has pursued his vision of delivering life insurance solutions to manage customer wealth and secure their financial goals. Anuj has worked in various leadership roles in legal, compliance, secretarial and as Chief Financial Officer, before becoming the CEO of the Company in June 2015.
He has also served on various expert committees constituted by the Government of India, regulators and industry associations. He is a key member and speaker at prominent industry platforms such as CII and is currently serving as Co-Chairman ASSOCHAM National Council for Insurance.
With over 29 years of experience in Automobile, IT and Insurance sectors, Anuj specializes in establishing well-drilled teams with the vision of business transformation and has the ability to navigate the organization through unpredictable financial and regulatory environment. His core competencies include strategy development, financial management, corporate governance, creating and managing business relationships, regulatory management & compliance, and risk management.
He is a fervent believer in Customer First for sustainable growth of the company. Committed to the growth and advancement of the Company, he has pushed for break-even in the first 5 years by achieving remarkable financial performance metrics. He has established a progressive operating environment within the company. He regards people as the company's most valuable asset, and actively supports their learning and development agenda. He believes that people can deliver their best performance if they think of themselves as entrepreneurs of the business and not as employees. All of his efforts have ensured the company's healthy, long-term growth and channeled resources toward innovation.
Tarannum Hasib is the Chief Distribution Officer at Canara HSBC Life Insurance. She brings over 26 years of cross-functional experience in Finance, Retail Sales, Corporate Sales, Business Development, Building Sales Model and Strategy for Retail and Commercial business of Life Insurance and Non-Life Insurance companies. In her previous roles, she served as Head of Bancassurance & Alliances & Rural at Max Bupa Health Insurance. Prior to joining Max Bupa Health Insurance, she headed the Employee Benefits business at Canara HSBC Life Insurance. She is also credited with heading the Finance vertical in various organisations.
A Chartered Accountant and an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Tarannum also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics.
Tarun Rustagi is bringing over 20 years of extensive financial, operational and strategic experience. He joined Indian Life Insurance space in 2002 and worked with some of the leading Life Insurance Companies in India and overseas like Max Life, PNB MetLife, HSBC and AXA. Prior to joining this role Tarun was leading the Insurance Finance team in HSBC Global Finance Centre. He has held Financial Controller and Head of FP&A positions in PNB MetLife and Max Life and worked on areas like shareholders value creation, distribution tie ups, enhancing technology footprint and cost management. Tarun has been part of various working committees and working groups of Life Insurance industry on formation and interpretation of regulations and guidelines and recently was a member of working committee formed by IRDA on interpretation and implementation of Ind AS 104 (IFRS 4) in Insurance industry in India.
Tarun is a Chartered Accountant and has Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and joined Life Insurance Industry after working with E&Y and PWC during initial years of his career.
Sachin is an all round business professional and has been with the organization since July 2008. In his role as Chief Operating Officer he is spearheading Operations, Customer Servicing, Information Technology and Business Retention functions. Prior to this role he has served as the Chief Risk Officer at the Company for over 3 years where he significantly contributed to Company's risk management framework and practices.
He has rich and diversified experience of over 15 years in various domains pertaining to management of risk & internal controls across financial sector. He has previously worked with Fidelity Business Services and EXLservices.com.
Sachin is an applied sciences graduate from University of Delhi and also holds 'B' Level Master's Diploma in Computer Applications from National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT).
A seasoned HR professional with over 23 years of experience, Kiran has spent over 18 years in the Insurance sector. She is an experienced professional in job evaluation, talent acquisition, designing and conducting assessment centers, learning interventions, benefit planning, reward strategy, benchmarking and designing policies, organizational development and performance management planning aligned to organization philosophy and principles.
In her previous role, she worked as Deputy Director - HR at PNB Metlife India Insurance Co Ltd. Prior to that she worked with Aviva Life Insurance and GE Capital in various roles in the HR function.
A graduate in Industrial Relations, Economics and Sociology from St Josephs College Bangalore, she also holds a Masters in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare from Pune University and a full time - MBA in Personnel Management and Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.
Siddharth is the Chief Risk Officer for Canara HSBC Life Insurance Co. Ltd. As a risk management professional and a trusted business advisor, he always strives towards ensuring risk based decision making and is responsible for developing and implementing the risk management framework in line with regulatory requirements and international best practices. He is responsible for establishing and monitoring the Enterprise Risk Management framework, proactively managing risks and strengthening of internal controls within the organization.
Siddharth has spent over 8 years with the Company, including his previous stint. Prior to joining the Company, he was heading the group risk management function for Motilal Oswal Financial Services and also worked for HDFC Life and AVIVA Life Insurance in risk domain.
Siddharth has over 16 years of experience in risk management and is a Bachelor of Technology graduate in Electronics & Communications.
Vatsala was appointed as the Company Secretary of the Company in March 2015 and also heads the legal vertical of the Company. She has been with the Company since March 2011, when she joined the Corporate Governance function and has been successfully handling various governance responsibilities since then.
She is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a law graduate. She has around 20 years of work experience across compliance, legal & governance functions. Before joining the Company, she has worked with Escorts Finance Limited, Max Life Insurance and Ballarpur Industries Ltd.
Akshay has been working with Canara HSBC Life Insurance Company Ltd. for more than 12 years. He is currently the Appointed Actuary of the Company and is also responsible for its end-to-end product strategy. He joined the organization as the Head of the Pricing Team and in his last role was heading the Corporate Actuarial Team.
Akshay has over 19 years of total work experience across various countries and companies. Before joining Canara HSBC Life Insurance Company Ltd., Akshay worked with Deloitte LLP and HSBC Life in the UK. He has extensive expertise in areas such as valuation, product development and pricing, business planning, experience analysis, risk management, capital management, modelling, reinsurance and ALM. He is also experienced in putting together and managing large teams across multiple work streams as well as cross-functional projects.
He holds a Masters in Actuarial Science with Distinction from City, University of London and Bachelors in Mathematics from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK), a Fellow Member of the Institute of Actuaries of India as well as a Fellow Member of Insurance Institute of India.
Rishi brings more than 21 years of rich work experience across insurance and management consulting, with 13 years of experience in leadership roles in the insurance domain. He has been with the Company for 9 years and managed products and marketing roles previously. He is currently responsible for leading the Company's Digital Business Unit and oversees the Strategy function focusing on development of future growth plans for the enterprise.
He has significant experience across product development, proposition design, product portfolio management, customer analytics, market assessment, performance improvement, partnership development and digital business review. He joined us from Bharti AXA Life Insurance where he was a founder member and head of products and customer management, and has previously worked with reputed management consulting firms Arthur Andersen and Stern Stewart, leading clients engagements in India and Asia-Pacific.
Rishi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta and a B. Tech. from IIT Delhi.
Ritesh has been with the Company since June 2011. In his current capacity as Chief Customer Retention & Data Officer, he is responsible for Business Retention, Data Analytics, Enterprise Information Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance & Process Improvement and Public Relations. Apart from these, he is also accountable for monitoring of key business performance metrics within the Company. In his last role, he was part of Finance team, heading Treasury vertical overseeing bank relations, Investment Risk Management and Investment Accounting.
Ritesh has rich experience of about 18 years of which 15 years are with the insurance industry wherein he has worked with Birla Sun Life Insurance and Reliance Life Insurance before joining the Company. He holds a masters degree in Business Administration from University of Technology, Sydney and is a commerce graduate from University of Madras.
Vikas Gupta is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and comes with a rich experience of over 19 years in internal audit, risk and compliance roles across insurance, consulting and banking domain.
He is also a qualified Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and has completed his Certified Public Accountant (CPA), USA professional examination. He has worked with reputed firms and corporates in the past, including ICICI Bank, KPMG, Ernst & Young and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. He has been with the Company for almost 9 years and has been heading the compliance and internal audit functions of the Company.
Jyoti Vaswani, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is responsible for managing the investment assets of the Company, both Equity and Fixed Income. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (Gold medalist) from ICFAI, Hyderabad (1993) she brings over 25 years of rich experience in the Mutual Fund and Life Insurance industry.
A seasoned industry leader, Jyoti has commendable expertise in understanding macro-economic environments and analyzing business models of companies. Prior to entering the insurance sector, Ms. Vaswani spent nearly a decade in the Mutual Funds sector adding a vast pool of knowledge to her considerable arsenal. Over the years, she has garnered immense experience in the fields of investment management, risk management, business strategy, marketing and sales, branding and compliance.
Jyoti has been conferred with several awards and recognition such as the ‘Women Investment Officer of the Year’ by Insurance Alertss ‘Femina Present World Women Leadership Congress Award’ by the World Women Leadership Congress, and ‘Top 100 Women in Finance- Leading’ award by prestigious AIWMI to name a few. In her previous stint she has worked in the capacity of a CIO with major life insurance companies including Reliance Nippon Life Insurance, Future Generali Life Insurance, Aviva Life Insurance amongst others.