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Anuj Mathur - Chief Executive Officer

Anuj Mathur

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Anuj Mathur is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance.

He is one of the founder members of the Company and played a key role in the initiation of its insurance operations. He has also served as Head-Legal & Compliance, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary in his previous roles.

Prior to joining the Company, Anuj has worked with corporates like Aviva Life Insurance, Maruti Udyog Limited, Perot System India Limited(Dell) and Bharti Airtel Limited and has over 24 years of experience comprising of multiple roles within the Compliance, Finance, Risk and Governance functions.

Anuj is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, associate member of Institute of Cost Accountants of India and a Commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.

Tarannum Hasib - Sales Head

Tarannum Hasib

Chief Distribution Officer

Tarannum Hasib has over 22 years of cross functional experience in Financial, 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 role, she served as Head of Bancassurance & Alliances & Rural at Max Bupa Health Insurance. Prior to joining Max Bupa Health Insurance, she was heading Employee Benefits business at Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance.

A Chartered Accountant and an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics.

Sachin Dutta - Chief Risk Officer

Sachin Dutta

Chief Operating Officer

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

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).

Gaurav Seth - Chief Financial Officer

Gaurav Seth

Chief Financial Officer

Gaurav Seth is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 19 years of experience across sales and finance domains. He has extensive experience in insurance sector which includes managing controllers shop, financial planning.

In his previous roles, he has handled the responsibility of sales leadership role driving the employee benefits, mortgage life insurance and micro insurance initiatives. During his latest stint at HSBC Insurance Hong Kong, he was responsible for supporting the management of the 4 Joint-Ventures for HSBC Insurance. Prior to that he worked at Canara HSBC OBC Life for over 7 years and handled senior level roles in finance and sales.

Kiran Yadav - HR Head

Kiran Yadav

Chief People Officer

A seasoned HR professional with over 19 years of experience, Kiran has spent over 14 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 Kaushik - CRO

Siddharth Kaushik

Chief Risk Officer

Siddharth is the Chief Risk Officer for Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co. Ltd. As a risk management professional and a trusted business advisor, he always strive 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; formulating risk policies and risk appetite statement; institutionalization of standards and methodologies to support effective management of risks within the organization.

Siddharth has spent over 5 years with us, including his earlier stint. Prior to joining our Company, he was heading the group risk function for Motilal Oswal Financial Services and has also worked in the risk function at HDFC Life and AVIVA Life Insurance.

Siddharth holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communications.

Vikas Anand - Chief Compliance Officer

Vikas Anand

Chief Compliance Officer

Vikas Anand is a Chartered Accountant. He has over 20 years of experience. He is responsible for developing and managing a compliance and legal framework and providing business enabling solutions. He is also responsible for the delivery of risk-based audits and establishing international best practices.

Prior to this current role, Vikas was with Ernst & Young, for over 11 years, including 4 years with Ernst & Young UK . Vikas has advised his clients on various matters including audits, risk and controls, regulatory compliance and guidance under Indian and UK GAAP.

Anurag Jain - Chief Investment Officer

Anurag Jain

Chief Investments Officer

Anurag is an investment professional with over 16 years of extensive experience and has been with our company for more than six years.

Prior to his current role, he was heading Equity investments at our company. Anurag has played a key role in strengthening the company's Fund Performance with the objective of maximizing shareholder and policyholder return. He leads a team of highly qualified and motivated fund managers and analysts. The company has delivered strong and consistent fund performance across all unit-linked portfolios and demonstrates strong CAGR out performance over benchmarks.

Anurag is a Chemical Engineer with a Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

Vatsala Sameer - Company Secretary

Vatsala Sameer

Company Secretary

Vatsala was appointed as the Company Secretary of the Company in March 2015. She was working in the Corporate Governance function since March 2011 and has handled the various corporate governance responsibilities since then, including the successful implementation of the new Companies Act.

She is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a law graduate. She has around 18 years of work experience across compliance, legal & governance functions. Before joining the Company, she has worked with Escorts Finance Limited, Max New York Life Insurance and Ballarpur Industries Ltd.

Akshay Dhand - Appointed Actuary

Akshay Dhand

Appointed Actuary

Akshay has been with this organization for more than 7 years. In Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance, he initially joined as the head of the Pricing Team and in his last role was heading the Corporate Actuarial Team.

Akshay has over 14 years of work experience. Before joining this organization, Akshay worked with Deloitte LLP and HSBC Life in the UK. He has extensive expertise in all areas of actuarial domain such as valuation, 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, London and a Bachelors in Mathematics from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Actuaries of UK & India.

Rishi Mathur - Products and Strategy Head

Rishi Mathur

Head - Products and Strategy

Rishi has been with Canara HSBC OBC Life for more than 7 years now. He is responsible for the end-to-end product strategy and also for the overall strategy of the Company.

Rishi has more than 20 years of work experience. Before joining Canara HSBC OBC Life, he has worked with Bharti Axa Life Insurance, Stern Stewart & Co and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

He is an experienced insurance professional with experience in product development, marketing, customer management, strategy and business consulting. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Calcutta and a Bachelors of Technology from IIT, Delhi.

Ritesh Rathod - Head - Business Performance Management

Ritesh Rathod

Head - Business Performance Management

Ritesh has been with the Company since June 2011. In his current capacity as Head-Business Performance management, he is responsible for monitoring of key performance metrics, Project Management, Quality Assurance & Process Improvement and Public relations. In his last role he was part of Finance team, heading Treasury vertical overseeing bank relations, Investment Risk Management and Investment accounting.

He has rich experience of more than 15 years, of which 13 years are with the insurance industry and 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 - Chief of Internal Audit

Vikas Gupta

Chief of Internal Audit

Vikas Gupta is a Chartered Accountant, and has completed CISA and CPA (USA). He is responsible for delivery of risk-based audits as per the audit plan approved by the Audit Committee.

Prior to his current role, he was the AVP (Internal audit) with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited. Vikas has over 10 years of experience in the consulting, banking, financial services, insurance industry.