Board of Directors - PNB MetLife Insurance

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. Charles Scully is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for MetLife in Asia. He earned an MBA in Finance, Applied Economics and Corporate Accounting and has over 34 years of expertise in insurance asset management and capital markets.

Mr. Ashish Bhat is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for MetLife, Asia. He holds Bachelor in Technology from IIT Delhi and PGDM from IIM Calcutta. He has more than 20 years of experience in life insurance industry across Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the Punjab National Bank, Mr. Rao served as Managing Director and CEO of Allahabad Bank since 19/09/2018. Before this, he served as Executive Director of Syndicate Bank since 15/9/2016. He has been a professional banker for over 33 years having held position as General Manager & CFO in Oriental Bank of Commerce. He had also worked as Assistant Vice President in erstwhile Global Trust Bank before joining OBC. He started his career in 1985 as a Probationary Officer in Bank of Maharashtra. He has vast exposure in Credit, Recovery, Treasury, Risk Management, Information Technology, Management Information System, Retail Banking, Marketing, Publicity & Alternative Delivery Channels.

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. Erach Kotwal has completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics at Mumbai, before obtaining his LL.B. Degree from the Govt. Law College in 1984. Thereafter he completed his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, England. He has more than 30 years of experience as an Advocate, High Court at Mumbai.

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.

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.