Anup Rau, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Anup Rau is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited, one of the largest life insurance companies in India. Reliance Life is a joint venture between Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life. His key focus areas at Reliance Life include ensuring a sustainable and profitable growth for the Company with a vision to become the most admired Life Insurance Company in the Country and to strengthen the company's partnership with Nippon Life by adopting their long sustaining values and singular focus on customers. He brings tremendous amounts of energy and belief in ideas that would help realise this vision.
Prior to joining Reliance Life, Anup was Head – Sales & Distribution at HDFC Life Insurance. Under his leadership at HDFC Life, the company enjoyed a consistent Top 3 position, achieved amongst the lowest cost of acquisition in the industry, dominated the Bancassurance channel, fostered the Agency distribution channel that scaled to the top quartile and introduced new distribution channels like Broker and International Business, which also grew to enjoy leadership positions in the industry.
Anup has over 17 years of experience in the Financial Services and FMCG sectors. He started out in the life insurance industry with ICICI Prudential, where he spent almost a decade. He began as a Branch Manager – Agency, and worked across geographies in various key positions in Sales, Sales Planning & Strategy since their formative years. He was Senior Vice President – Agency Distribution for West and South before he became Head – Bancassurance& Alliances.
A philanthropist by nature, Anup is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and strongly believes in giving back to the community.
Anup is an Economics Graduate from University of Delhi and holds a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Srinivasan Iyengar, Chief Operating Officer
Srinivasan Iyengar is the Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Life Insurance Company.
He has over 26 years of experience in Operations, Customer Service and Technology. His key focus areas at Reliance Life are integrating systems and processes for delivering operational excellence, customer value proposition and developing cost efficient service delivery platform.
Prior to joining us, Srinivasan was with AegonReligare Life Insurance where in capacity of the COO, he led several projects to achieve Service Excellence and Operational Efficiencies to support business strategy.
He has also been associated with companies like LIC, ICICI Prudential, Prudential Malaysia & TCS in various capacities.
Srinivasan has done his Graduation in Commerce from Mumbai University and an advanced course in Systems Management & Technology.
Andleeb Rabbi, Chief Human Resources Officer
Andleeb Rabbi is the Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for providing leadership for Human Resources, Administration and Infrastructure functions of Reliance Life Insurance Company.
Andleeb is one of the founding team members of Reliance Life Insurance and has been involved from the acquisition of AMP Sanmar days. He has been with the Reliance Capital and worked for Reliance Commercial Finance and Home Finance as their Head of HR and Admin. Beginning his career as a management trainee in Elbee-UPS, he subsequently worked with ICICI Bank and Hutch-3G in the Human Resource function.
Andleeb holds a Management degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management - Pune, a Diploma in Labour Laws from Pune University and has over thirteen years of experience post management degree.
S V Sunder Krishnan, Chief Risk Officer
S V Sunder Krishnan is the Chief Risk officer for Reliance Life Insurance and is responsible for overseeing Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance functions at Reliance Life Insurance.
Sunder came with 23 years of experience and knowledge in Internal Audits, Compliance, Assurance Consulting and Risk Management. He has worked for various leading organizations such as DSP Merrill Lynch, ING Vysya, Credit Lyonnais, Standard Chartered, Bank International Indonesia, Ernst & Young and Delloitte at senior and middle management positions with exposure to businesses and operations in more than 12 countries.
Sunder is a qualified FCA, CISA, and CCSA. He is currently the advisor to the Board of Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA-USA), Mumbai Chapter. He was president of Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA-USA), Mumbai Chapter for the year 2007-08.
Sunil Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer
Sunil Agrawal is the Chief Financial Officer at Reliance Life Insurance.
In his role as CFO he provides effective leadership to the finance function and plays a key role in managing the affairs of the company.
Sunil has over 14 years of experience, of which 13 years of experience comes from the insurance industry. Sunil joined Reliance life Insurance in December 2005 after a 5 1/2 years stint with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance in various roles right from the inception of the company including compliance, special projects, financial control and finance operations.
He is a B.E. Computer Science, a Chartered Accountant and DISA (ICAI).
Manoranjan Sahoo, Head - Agency
Manoranjan Sahoo is the Head- Agency at Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited.
He started his career in Pharma before Joining LIC as an Administrative officer. Manoranjan has 20 years of experience in insurance industry. He has in-depth knowledge of Life Insurance Business by virtue of working in different functions at Life Insurance Corporation of India. His core competence is setting up of new business.Prior to joining the Company, he was with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited as Zonal Head – Sales (North & Central).
Manoranjan holds a Masters Degree in Science from Utkal University. He has undergone many Leadership development courses at ISB,IIM(K) & Michigan University.
Ramesh Viswanathan, Chief – Bancassurance & Partnership Distribution
Ramesh Viswanathan is the Chief – Bancassurance & Partnership Distribution of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited, one of the largest life insurance companies in India. Reliance Life is a joint venture between Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life. He heads the Alternate sales channels which include Bancassurance, Third Party Distribution, Direct Marketing, Group, International & Online businesses.
Prior to joining Reliance Life, Ramesh was Senior Vice President-Sales & Distribution at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. In his 8+ years stint at ICICI Prudential, he has worked in leadership roles across different channels such as Tied Agency, Corporate Agency/Brokers and Proprietary Sales Force. Ramesh is the recipient of many awards, including the ICICI group leadership award on 2 occasions.
Ramesh has over 16 years of work experience across categories for companies such as Castrol India Limited and Bharti Cellular Limited in multiple geographies prior to joining the Life Insurance industry.
Ramesh is an Industrial Engineering Graduate from University of Pune and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Alok Kalra, Head - Marketing
Alok Kalra is the Head – Marketing of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited, one of the largest life insurance companies in India. Reliance Life is a joint venture between Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life. He heads Marketing, that includes the functions of Brand, Market Research, PR, Digital, Channel Marketing and Internal communication. His vision is to create a strong preference for Reliance Life by defining a service-oriented brand culture.
Prior to joining Reliance Life, Alok was Assistant Vice President – Brand, PR & Digital at IDBI Federal Life Insurance. Having joined at inception, the various functions were set up, a product-led strategy and consistent communication campaigns with a signature style of humour that helped the company grow in awareness and consideration. In PR, IDBI Federal featured in the top 5 for coverage, consistently ahead of market share. He set up the online channel at IDBI Federal and conceptualized many innovative digital properties and viral initiatives. Prior to IDBI Federal, he headed Brand and Communication for Health and Child businesses at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.
Alok has over 14 years experience in Marketing and Communication. He started his career with Advertising, having worked across leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy and Contract across categories, managing award-winning advertising campaigns for leading brands like Coca-Cola, HSBC, Cadbury, Bajaj Auto and Castrol for over 8 years.
Alok is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University and holds a Masters in Marketing Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Viral Berawala, Chief Investment Officer
Viral Berawala is the Chief Investment Officer of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited, one of the largest life insurance companies in India. Reliance Life is a joint venture between Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life. Previously with TCS where he spent over 7 years, Viral comes with over 14 years of experience in the Financial Services and Information Technology sectors.
As an analyst he has worked on IT, Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Retail sectors. Subsequently, as an assistant Fund Manager at Reliance Mutual Fund where he assisted the Reliance Equity Opportunities and the Tax Saver Fund.
Viral is a Chartered Accountant and a PGPX from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.”
Shanai Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer
Shanai Ghosh is the Chief Strategy Officer at Reliance Life Insurance and is responsible for anchoring the strategic planning process encompassing strategy formulation as well as execution. She is also responsible for providing strategic direction to the business excellence function to ensure customer centricity and a continuous improvement culture across the organization.
She has over 17 years of experience having worked with well known brands such as Citibank and Tata AIG prior to joining Reliance Life. She has rich experience with diverse assignments across operations, services, sales and marketing, programme management and corporate strategy including M&A. She has deep understanding of the Life Insurance business having been involved in organization wide initiatives across all functions during her 12 year long association with the Industry.
Shanai is a management graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and holds an honours degree in mathematics from St Stephens College, Delhi University.
Prithesh Chaubey, Appointed Actuary
Prithesh Chaubey is Appointed Actuary of the company and is responsible for Actuarial and Product Management function within the company. Prithesh is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Actuaries of India and holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics from Lucknow University.
Prior to this, Prithesh worked with Tata AIA Life Insurance as Vice President & Chief Actuary, where he spent over 9 years in actuarial role covering Product Design/ Pricing, Statutory Valuation Reporting, Embedded Value/ Economic Capital, Asset Liability Management and reinsurance. He also managed Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for the company.
Prithesh comes with a rich experience of over 20 years in the Life Insurance industry with organizations like Aviva India and LIC, where he played a key role in their success in Actuarial, Product Development, Risk Management, Reinsurance and Group/Corporate Business.
Prithesh is closely associated with the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI). He has been an examiner and review examiner and member of Advisory Group on Examination. Currently he is member of Advisory Group on HR, Administration and Finance (HAF) & Advisory Group on Professionalism, Ethics and Conduct (PEC) of IAI.