Management Team - Kotak General Insurance

Kotak General Insurance is run by a dedicated team of professionals who have worked across various finance sectors. Our managers are backed by years of experience and a strong sense of vision. They have each played an integral part in making Kotak a recognised name in the Indian insurance industry today.

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Suresh

Agarwal

Managing Director (MD) & CEO

Suresh Agarwal is the Managing Director & CEO of Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Ltd. (KGI) Since 1st May 2021.

Suresh Agarwal is the Managing Director & CEO of Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Ltd. (KGI) Since 1st May 2021.

Prior to this role, Suresh was heading the overall distribution at Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for complete distribution channels, strategic initiatives including customer engagement, distribution process, and quality & operations efficiencies.

Founding member of Kotak Life, Suresh is also part of the Kotak’s key leadership group, which drives the growth charter for the organization.

Suresh started his journey with Kotak as a management trainee in 1995 and was part of the corporate finance division at Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. He has been associated with the life insurance business for over 20 years, and has played a vital role in establishing the distribution of Kotak Life pan-India. He has total experience of over 26 years.

Suresh is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, and Cost and Works Accountant. An ardent cricket fan, Suresh also enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

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Ravichandran

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Chief Technical Officer

Ravi has a long and diverse career, spanning more than 30 years across banking and insurance domains.

Ravi has a long and diverse career, spanning more than 30 years across banking and insurance domains. He started his career with Karnataka Bank, eventually moving on to the insurance space with United India Insurance Company Ltd. During his stints with public as well as private sector general insurance companies, he has donned multiple hats from Underwriting to Distribution. Prior to joining Kotak General Insurance, he worked with Future Generali General Insurance Company Ltd. Ravi is a Company Secretary with a Fellowship in Insurance.

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Suresh

Sankaranarayanan

Chief Technology Officer & Head, Business Operations

With a Masters in Financial Management from NMIMS, Suresh has more than two decades of experience in Information Technology domain across Insurance, Manufacturing and Software sectors under his belt.

With a Masters in Financial Management from NMIMS, Suresh has more than two decades of experience in Information Technology domain across Insurance, Manufacturing and Software sectors under his belt. He has worked with organizations like SBI General, ICICI Lombard, & Polaris Software Labs before coming on-board with Kotak General Insurance. At Kotak General Insurance, he leads technology and business operations.

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Mehul A

Shah

Appointed Actuary

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mehul is a Fellow Member of Institute of Actuaries of India and an Associate Member of Institute of Actuaries, UK.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mehul is a Fellow Member of Institute of Actuaries of India and an Associate Member of Institute of Actuaries, UK. He has more than 20 years of experience, with over 15 years working in General Insurance. Before joining the team at Kotak, Mehul worked with organisations like ICICI Lombard, Tata AIG, L&T General Insurance & Ernst & Young.

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Jayesh

Sansare

Head, Bancassurance

Jayesh is a Kotak veteran having spent close to 15 years with the group.

Jayesh is a Kotak veteran having spent close to 15 years with the group. He is a seasoned banker with more than 2 decades of experience, having worked with banks like ICICI, ABN AMRO and Kotak. In his last assignment with Kotak Mahindra Bank as a Regional Business Manager, he was responsible for managing the branch banking and sales vertical at a regional level. At Kotak General Insurance, he heads the Bancassurance channel and is responsible for deepening our distribution reach across multiple partner banks. Jayesh holds a Masters in Management Studies from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

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Jagjeet Singh

Siddhu

Head, Multi-channel Distribution

Jagjeet is an ICWA from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

Jagjeet is an ICWA from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. With over 20 years of work experience in Insurance industry, he has worked with group companies of Allianz like Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. In his most recent assignment with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance he had a mandate to lead the Retail Agency Channel for the organization. He has joined Kotak Mahindra General Insurance in November, 2015 as Head – Multi-channel Distribution.

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Yash

Kotak

Chief Financial Officer

A qualified Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Commerce, Yash has been with the Kotak group for over 19 years now.

A qualified Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Commerce, Yash has been with the Kotak group for over 19 years now. Previously, he was associated with Ace Derivatives & Commodities Exchange Ltd.

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Archit

Shah

Chief Investment Officer

Archit is an investment professional with more than a decade of experience in Fixed Income markets.

Archit is an investment professional with more than a decade of experience in Fixed Income markets. He is responsible for managing the company's investments within the overall framework as laid down by the Investment Committee and the IRDAI. Prior to joining Kotak General Insurance, he was associated with Essel Mutual Fund as a Fund Manager managing all the Fixed Income schemes. He has also worked with Acko General Insurance, Taurus Mutual Fund and CRISIL Ltd.

Archit is a commerce graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics and holds a PGDBM (Finance) from N.L.Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research. He also holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter from the CFA Institute, USA.

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Shweta

Agarwal

Chief Risk Officer & Head Internal Audit

Shweta has been with the Kotak Group for more than 15 years.

Shweta has been with the Kotak Group for more than 15 years. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Diploma in System Audit.

Prior to joining Kotak General Insurance, she has worked with Kotak Life Insurance in the Treasury, Investment Back-office, Investment Mid-office, Process Assurance & Risk Management functions.

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Parshant

Arora

Chief Compliance Officer, Head Legal & Secretarial

Parshant Arora is the Chief Compliance Officer and Head- Legal and Secretarial of Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Ltd. (KGI)

Parshant Arora is the Chief Compliance Officer and Head- Legal and Secretarial of Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Ltd. (KGI), responsible for supporting the Company’s overall compliance & legal affairs, achieving a high level of operational efficiency and ensuring adequate controls to mitigate compliance and legal risk.

Prior to this role, Parshant has worked with Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Limited for 8 and half years where he has handled Legal, Compliance and Product development role for Health and non-motor Products. Prior to that, he has worked with Blue Dart Express Limited for about 4 years where he handled Legal and Secretarial functions. He has good understanding of General Insurance Business and distribution which complements his role. He has a total experience of about 12 years.

Parshant is a qualified lawyer from Fergusson (D.E.S) Law School, Pune and also an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and diploma holder in Cyber Laws and Business Laws. He loves to travel, swim and watch old movies.

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Mayur

Gupte

Company Secretary

Mayur is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has been associated with Kotak General Insurance since 2016.

Mayur is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has been associated with Kotak General Insurance since 2016. He is a B. Com graduate from the University of Mumbai and a qualified lawyer. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 2013.

Prior to joining Kotak General Insurance, he has worked with Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited in the Legal and Compliance function.

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Vinayak

Jayaram

Head, Human Resources & Administration

Vinayak has had an illustrious career spanning over 15 years.

Vinayak has had an illustrious career spanning over 15 years. He started as an electrical engineer with Tata Steel right after graduating from REC Jamshedpur, where he was in the top 5 percentile of students. Post his stint with the Tata’s, he moved on to complete his post-graduation in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.

He has worked across various sectors in the HR domain in companies like Ocwen Financials, Mercer Consulting and McDonald’s before joining Kotak General Insurance as Head of HR. His in-depth work in HR includes Total Rewards, HRMS implementations, process improvements & organizational development & learning. Vinayak has keen interests in technology & music; is an avid quizzer & programmer and has also participated in the Mathematics Olympiad.

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Pulak

Sarmah

Head, Marketing

Pulak has more than 17 years of experience across advertising, marketing and starting up in the BFSI and consumer space.

Pulak has more than 17 years of experience across advertising, marketing and starting up in the BFSI and consumer space. He has been associated with the Kotak Mahindra Group for close to 15 years, starting as a brand manager for Kotak Life before moving on to manage brand visibility and large-scale media investments at Kotak Mahindra Bank, before setting up the marketing function at Kotak General Insurance.

Prior to joining the Kotak Group, Pulak learnt the ropes of advertising and marketing at Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai.

An alumnus of Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai, he was conferred with the CMO SUPER 30 HONOR in 2019 by the Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of India and the Digital 40under40 award by Exchange4Media group in 2021.

An avid trekker, traveler, foodie and a home chef, he often ventures out to the wild to get answers about life, and the next hot thing to bring on the menu.