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Mr. V. Jagannathan
Chairman & CEO

A doyen of the insurance industry with 50 years of experience in the insurance sector. He has held various positions of authority, including that of the Chairman cum Managing Director of one of India’s largest Public Sector Insurance Companies.

Dr. Prakash Subbarayan
Managing Director

Dr. Prakash Subbarayan – a passionate medical doctor who became a Managing Director of a leading Health Insurance Company for the first time in India. He is the first of his its kind to have 2 decades of clinical experience from India & Overseas and has more than a decade of experience in Health Insurance.

As a Managing Director of Star Health Insurance, he is making commendable contributions to the progress of STAR Health Insurance through the synergy of 12000 plus network hospitals and diagnostic centres in India. During the past 12 years of his tenure, he grew from Medical Director, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, to Joint Managing Director and now elevated as a Managing Director. His efficiency in contributing to the functional growth of Star Health Insurance is reflected in the GWP of USD 3 million in 2007 to USD 780 million in FY19.

He heads the product innovations in STAR Health by introducing exclusive health policies for Senior Citizens and for people living with Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiac Ailments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, etc. He is also the Chief Editor of the quarterly in-house Health Magazine, a visible testimony to his multi-dimensional personality.

He has played a key role in implementing Mass Health Insurance Schemes like The Aarogyasri in the State of Andhra Pradesh and The Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme for Life-Threatening Ailments in the State of Tamil Nadu covering 12 Cr people. He has created an interactive platform between the Insurance Company and Hospitals under the aegis “Progress through Synergy” to develop a symbiotic relationship between Payer and Provider. An initiative that has contributed to the welfare of the healthcare ecosystem.

He holds an M.B.B.S from Thanjavur Medical College (1984-1989), along with an M.S (General Surgery) from Madras Medical College (1993-1996) and F.R.C.S (Glasgow) from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, U.K (2000).

He is the Chairperson of the CII Tamil Nadu Healthcare Panel for consecutive 3 years from 2016-17 to till date. Under his leadership, the company has received many awards, the most recent ones are: ‘Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance Award’ received from the hands of the Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit at ‘Corporate Governance Summit 2019 and ‘The World Health Day Award of Excellence’ from the Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

Mr. Anand Roy
Managing Director

Mr. Anand Roy holds multi-dimensional responsibilities being the Managing Director of Star Health. He oversees important functions like Business Development, Marketing, IT, Products, Publicity, Actuarial, HR and Investments.

Having associated with Star Health since its inception in 2006, Anand has led the organisation into becoming India’s leading Standalone Health Insurance provider which remains on the path of growth consistently.

Anand is cognizant of the digital trends and is keenly involved in Digital transformation plans of Star Health. His career spans over 20 years in insurance & banking sectors which includes associations with leading organisations like ICICI Lombard and American Express.

On the academic front, he is an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi and a Commerce Graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. Anand enjoys listening to heavy metal music during his leisure time and is an avid biker who likes to travel and tour on his Harley Davidson.

Mr. Berjis Desai
Independent Director

Mr. Berjis Desai is a Master of Law from University of Cambridge, UK.

He is an eminent professional law practitioner with nearly 40 years of experience in transactional and dispute resolution laws.

He has served as a Managing Partner and as the Senior Partner at J Sagar Associates, a national law firm.

At present, he is an independent legal counsel engaged in private client practice, viz:

-Succession and estate planning for HNIs and promoter families through wills, trusts and family arrangements

Resolving family, testamentary and business disputes through mediation;

-Insolvency and asset reconstruction advisory

Mr. Berjis Desai is the author of:-

‘OH! THOSE PARSIS, A to Z of the Parsi way of life’ and ‘The Bawaji’ Chronicles of a Vanishing Community’.

Ms. Anisha Motwani
Independent Director

Ms. Anisha Motwani is a consultant with the World Bank having worked on the prestigious ‘Swachh Bharat Programme’, ‘Adoption of Solar Rooftops’ and ‘National Mission for Clean Ganga.

She is the author of Storm the Norm–a first-of-its-kind collection of 20 contemporary stories of truly inspiring businesses and brands from India that either wrote or rewrote the norms of their respective industries and brought in unprecedented change and vibrancy.

Anisha is a multi-faceted business leader and draws from her rich experience of over 28 years in diverse industries–advertising, automobiles, financial and health services.

After a successful 25-year corporate career, Anisha founded StN ventures in 2015, a company specializing in Brand & Innovation Projects. In the last couple of years, Anisha has successfully concluded projects for a range of clients including Nestle, Viacom 18, Unilever Personal Care, Whirlpool Home Appliances, Schneider Electrical & AMEX cards, MAS Holdings, Welspun Group, and Max Group, to name a few.

She is a member of several industry bodies and a regular speaker at national and global business platforms. Anisha is a columnist at Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/anisha-motwani/) and regularly publishes her point of view on a diverse range of business issues in leading publications. Her Podcast channel can be followed at https://soundcloud.com/stormthenorm.

In recognition of her achievements, she was voted as one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business’ by Business Today for three consecutive years since 2009. She has also been recognized amongst the ‘Top 50 Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising’ by Impact & Colors for 4 consecutive years since 2011. She has been conferred ‘Women at Work Leadership Award 2011’ by Asian Confederation of Business and ‘Brand Builder of the year’ award by NDTV amongst many others.

An MBA, Anisha studied in Sophiya College and lives in Delhi with her husband Mahinder and children–Prerna & Prithviraj

Mr. Rohit Bhasin
Independent Director

Mr. Rohit Bhasin is a Chartered Accountant with over three and a half decades of post qualification experience in leading organisations such as PwC, AIG and Standard Chartered Bank.

He is a seasoned Finance leader with strong functional expertise in the areas of Business Strategy, Investment Advisory, Business Planning & Restructuring and Corporate Finance, including M&As and Valuations, across sectors.

Prior to his early retirement in March 2017, he worked with PwC across various roles and spectrum of services, last being as member of its India Leadership Team.

He is also a business coach to several industry leaders and conducts select consulting engagements.

Padmashree D. R. Kaarthikeyan
Independent Director

Padmashree D. R. Kaarthikeyan started his career as a lawyer and later entered the Indian Police Service. He has held various prestigious positions, including Director of Police Academy – Mysore, Chief of Intelligence and Security, Karnataka State, Special Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, Director of the CBI and Director General of the National Human Rights Commission. He was the Chief of Special Task Force instituted by the Government of India in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

He is also a visiting professor in many prestigious institutions. He is the recipient of the Government of India’s Police Medal for meritorious service and the President’s Medal for Distinguished Services. He was also conferred the “Padmashree “by the President of India for his commendable services to the nation.

He has also authored a bestseller, ‘Triumph of Truth – Rajiv Gandhi Assassination’

Mrs. Rajni Sekhri Sibal
Independent Director

Mrs. Rajni Sekhri Sibal is an Indian Administrative Services officer of the Haryana cadre. She has recently superannuated as Secretary to the Government of India. At present, Rajni is an Independent External Monitor of SEBI, the Security Exchange Board of India.

Rajni was the first woman to have topped the All India Civil Service Examinations in 1986 Batch.

In her last assignment, Rajni was posted as the first Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and was responsible for bringing about a sustained and accelerated growth in the blue economy.

Prior to which, she worked as an Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and was in charge of Disaster Management, International Cooperation and homeland security of India. In her previous assignment as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajni was responsible for the entrepreneurship vertical. Before which, as a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, she was entrusted with the task of policy-making and project formulation with special focus on production enhancement and processing.

Rajni worked as Director of Health Insurance Max India and led Max’s initiative into health insurance. She helped develop the business proposition and set up the Joint Venture – Max Bupa Health Insurance.

In the initial fifteen years of her career, Rajni worked in the Government of Haryana, both at the implementation as well as public policy formulation levels in various fields including: Industry, Finance, Employment, Education, Urban Planning, Rural Development and Environment. Rajni has also headed the Haryana Institute of Public Administration and the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development and worked at the LBS National Academy of Administration.

Rajni is the recipient of the Indian of the Year 2013 Award for integrity and courage. She is an alumnus of Welham Girls, a science graduate and secured Masters in Psychology and Economics.

Her expertise lies in strategy, policy formulation, project management and in leading multi-cultural teams. She is process driven in her approach and her core strength is strategic planning.

Rajni is credited with several published articles and has authored several books: ‘Tools for Monitoring’; ‘Clouds End and Beyond’; ‘Kamadhenu’; ‘Fragrant Words’; ‘Are You Prepared for a Disaster?’; ‘The Haunting Himalayas’ and ‘Asariri’.

Mr. Rajeev Agarwal
Independent Director

Mr. Rajeev Agarwal, an Engg. graduate from IIT, Roorkee, belongs to the 1983 batch of Indian Revenue Service and has got wide experience in Security Markets, Commodity Markets, Taxation – Whole Time Member, SEBI, for 5 yrs ; Member, Forward Markets Commission, erstwhile regulator of Commodity futures markets, for 5 1/2 yrs ; Indian Revenue Service – 28 yrs.

During his tenure on the board of SEBI he supervised and handled the Policy of important departments dealing with markets in equity, bonds, currency and commodities, Mutual Funds, Foreign Investors, International Affairs, Corporate Governance, PEs, VCFs, Start Ups etc.

He was also responsible for revival package of the Mutual Fund Industry in 2012 when the industry was going through a major crisis after ‘Entry Load’ ban in 2010. Since then, the MF Industry has grown more than 4 times.

He supervised smooth merger of commodity Market regulator, Forward Markets Commission, with SEBI in 2015, which was a very rare event globally.

He has a wide exposure of Global Markets and their regulation having interacted with Global peers and International bodies such as IOSCO and Pacific Pension Investment Institute, San Fransisco, a body of Global Pension Funds whose member pension funds command a pool of more than 25 Trillion USD. He is regularly being invited to their round-tables and is working with their members on ESG strategy for member pension funds.

Presently, he is running an Advisory in capital market advising Indian corporates / startups on regulatory issues, corporate governance and capital raising. He is also on the panel of experts of five Global Consultancies and is advising their foreign clients on Indian Capital Markets.

He is the Chairman and Independent Director on the board of AMC of Trust Mutual Fund and Independent Director on the board of a listed NBFC namely U GRO Capital. He is also a Civil/Commercial Mediator on the panel of ADR ODR International U.K.

Mr. Sumir Chadha
Director

Mr. Sumir Chadha is a co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital, and has been investing in India for the past two decades, in both public and private businesses.

Sumir also co-founded and held the position of Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India. Earlier, he was part of the Principal Investment Area (PIA) at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Singapore and New York, where he focused on making US venture capital investments. Sumir also spent two years at McKinsey & Company in New York and New Delhi, where he was part of the early team that helped establish McKinsey India in 1994.

Sumir has served on over twenty five Indian boards, including but not limited to leading companies such as SKS Microfinance (India’s largest microfinance company) and GlobalLogic (sold for $400mm+ to Apax). He has also led many investments in many public companies including TVS Motor Company (NSE: TVSMOTOR), Astral Poly Technik (NSE: ASTRAL), Greenply Industries Limited (NSE: GREENPLY) and V-Mart Retail Limited (NSE: VMART).

Sumir has served as the Chairman of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and led the process to write its constitution. Sumir currently serves on the India Advisory Board for Harvard Business School, and on the President’s Advisory Council at Princeton University. Sumir has co-chaired the Capital Markets committee of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).

Sumir received an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction and a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Mr. Deepak Ramineedi
Director

Mr. Deepak Ramineedi is a Principal at WestBridge Capital and has been with WestBridge for over eight years and has over a decade of experience in the equities space. He has worked across several sectors like financial services, healthcare, pharma, capital goods, real estate, consumer durables, telecom etc. in both public and private markets. Prior to WestBridge, he worked with Credit Suisse for three years as an equities research analyst covering Indian financial services and Indian market strategy.

He has received an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Mr. Utpal Sheth
Director

Mr. Utpal Sheth is the Chief Executive Officer at Rare Enterprises. He is a Commerce Graduate, Cost Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst from ICFAI.

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