Pramerica Life Insurance appoints Pankaj Gupta as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Gurgaon, March 03, 2023: Pramerica Life Insurance Limited has taken a significant step towards powering its growth trajectory with the appointment of Pankaj Gupta as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment has been approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the Board of Pramerica Life Insurance. Pankaj succeeds Kalpana Sampat, who was the previous MD & CEO.

As MD & CEO, Pankaj will be responsible for driving strategic growth-led transformation to bring Pramerica Life among the leading Life Insurance companies in India. Pankaj joins Pramerica Life Insurance from HDFC Life, where he was Group Head – Distribution Strategy & Alliances and was part of HDFC Life’s top Leadership team. He has also held senior leadership roles at Citigroup, ICICI Bank, and TCS.

Pankaj has around 27 years of experience in financial services across Distribution, Marketing, Operations and Technology & Digital transformation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Mr. Jairam Sridharan, Chairman, Pramerica Life Insurance Limited & MD, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd., said, “The Board is delighted to welcome Pankaj as MD & CEO. The sector has also witnessed a series of very progressive interventions by the regulator in recent times. At Piramal, we are very excited about these developments and are looking forward to building a great insurance business with our partners PFI.”

Mr. Pavan Dhamija, Director, of Pramerica Life Insurance Limited and Regional President, International Businesses for PFI, said, “Pankaj’s broad experience and track record of building and operating profitable businesses, combined with an enabling regulatory environment and strong alignment with Piramal, points to a future of sustained high growth for Pramerica Life. We look forward to Pankaj’s leadership, and as shareholders, stay committed to supporting Pramerica Life in the next exciting phase of its journey.”

On his appointment as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pramerica Life Insurance, Pankaj Gupta said, “It is an honour to be appointed by the Board of Pramerica Life Insurance and to be entrusted with the responsibility of building a strong company. Life Insurance sector presents a long-term structural opportunity. The economic, demographic and regulatory drivers of the sector are compelling. With support from the Board and the shareholders, I look forward to working with my teams to create a thriving and sustainable franchise that is customer centric and works to deepen the penetration of Life Insurance in the country and contribute towards the mission of ‘Insurance for All by 2047’.”

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