Board of Directors - PNB MetLife Insurance
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PNB MetLife

We are one of the leading life insurance companies in India with MetLife International Holdings LLC and Punjab National Bank as our majority shareholders. Present in over 7,000 locations (including offices of our Bancassurance distributors), we provide a wide range of life, health and retirement insurance products.

Board of Directors

Kishore Ponnavolu
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kishore Ponnavolu holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and a Ph.D from Dexel University. He became president of MetLife’s Asia region and a member of the Company’s Executive Group since September 01, 2018. He has served as an  Executive  Vice  President  of  MetLife  Auto  and  Home  from  2013  to  2018,  and  senior  vice  president and chief enterprise strategy officer at MetLife from 2011 to 2013.  Under his leadership, MetLife  Auto  and  Home, achieved  strong  financial  results  while  launching  many  first‐to‐market  initiatives across product, distribution and customer areas.

Mr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava is appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on the Board of the Company with effect from October 1, 2017. He has over 26 years of experience in a range of industries including banking and financial services sector in Asia, Middle East and Africa, with experience in building sustainable strategies, change management, transforming and enhancing leadership capabilities. He holds a post graduate diploma in personnel management from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. He has also attended advanced certificate courses from Richard Ivey School of Business, Michigan Ross School of Business and Cornell University.

Ms. Rebecca Tadikonda studied economics at Dartmouth College and holds a MBA degree from Stanford University.  She  is  Executive  Vice  President,  Head  of  Strategic  Growth  Markets,  Asia,  and  Chief  Strategy  Officer  for  MetLife.  As MetLife’s Chief Strategy Officer, she has led the development and execution of the company’s strategy. Her role includes strategic capital allocation and driving focus on key elements of MetLife’s strategy in partnership with business and function leaders.

Mr. Sunil Mehta holds a master’s degree in business administration in finance. He has many years of experience in administrative and functional capacities in offices for agriculture, retail, credit and planning and development. Prior to joining our Company, he was an executive director at Corporation Bank. He has served as the general manager of Allahabad Bank and is currently the chief executive officer and managing director on the board of PNB. He has participated in a seminar on ‘Economic Challenges by developing Economics’ in Turkey.

Mr. Lingam Venkata Prabhakar holds a master’s degree in Agriculture and a certified Associate of Indian Institute of bankers. He has many years of experience in all facets of commercial banking such as Retail Banking, Priority Sector credit, MSME credit, Financial inclusion, Human Resource Development and integrated Risk Management.

Mr. Pheroze Kersasp Mistry holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of California and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). He has many years of experience in business administration and associated with companies which are into logistics, industrial coating and painting on a contract basis and setting up wind turbines.

Mr. Surbhit Dabriwala holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from University of Pennsylvania. He has many years of experience in manufacturing and real estate sectors.

Mr. Erach Kotwal holds a master’s degree in law from University of Cambridge. He has 31 years of legal experience and practicing in the High Court at Mumbai since 1984.

Ms. Anisha Motwani holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Rajasthan. She has many years of experience in marketing, brand and digital strategies, management and financial services. She has won many awards for her creative excellence. She is also a columnist at Huffington Post and regularly publishes her point of view on many subjects including gender diversity, social marketing, business and consumer trends in leading publications

Dr. Archana Niranjan Hingorani holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Mumbai, a master’s degree in business administration from the Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA and a doctorate degree in philosophy from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has 23 years of experience in financial services and private equity fund investment.

Mr. Neeraj Swaroop holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a post graduate diploma in business administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also holds a post-graduation degree in retail bank management from University of Virginia. He has many years of experience in financial services and consumer goods industry. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with various banks in various capacities for south-east Asian countries.

Mr. Sunil Gulati holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also completed a course on ‘Governing the Corporation: Global Perspectives in the Indian Context’ from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has 29 years of experience in the banking industry across investment banking, corporate finance, relationship management, risk management and corporate strategy. He is also a member of the advisory board and visiting faculty for Management Schools/Institute.

Mr. Nitin Chopra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has many years of experience in the financial services industry such as retail and consumer banking, business banking, retail branch banking, retail assets and liabilities, credit cards, HNI business and marketing functions.

Ms. Sonu Bhasin holds a bachelor’s degree of science in mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and a master’s degree in business administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. She has many years of experience in business, retail and banking. She has many years of experience in finance and banking industry.

Mr. Abhaya Prasad Hota holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature from Sambalpur University and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has many years of experience in banking technology and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Joginder Pal Dua holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Meerut University and a master’s degree in economics from Punjab University. He has many years of experience in banking, finance and financial reconstruction. He has served as a member of the governing board of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar.