Management Team

Management Team

Our management team comprises of reputed members of the financial industry, who promote high integrity in business practices. Under their leadership HDFC Life has consistently focused on setting benchmarks in all aspect of insurance business.

Brief Profile of HDFC Life's Management Team

Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry

Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry is the MD and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Pvt. Ltd a joint venture between HDFC Limited (one of the largest professionally managed and diversified financial conglomerates in India) and Standard Life Plc of UK. He has been with the company since January 2010. HDFC Standard Life is today recognized as the premium brand in the insurance space and is one of the India’s largest private insurers. Before joining HDFC Standard Life, he was the MD and CEO of Infosys BPO Ltd and was also heading the Testing unit of Infosys Technologies Ltd. He played a critical role in building the BPO company from its inception to an extremely profitable business with presence in eleven centers across seven countries. He started his career in 1987 with Bank of America and worked in diverse roles ranging from Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia, Regional Finance Head for Wholesale Banking and Global Markets and Chief Finance Officer of Bank of America (India). He moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities in 2001 where he headed their investment banking franchise for South East Asia and structured finance practice for Asia before joining Infosys BPO in 2003. Mr. Chaudhry completed his Engineering in 1985 from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and MBA in 1987 from IIM, Ahmedabad.

He also serves on the Board of Manipal Global Education Services Limited a market leader in corporate and college education in various emerging markets and Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd one of the largest Non Banking Auto Finance companies in India.

Ms. Vibha Padalkar

Ms. Vibha Padalkar

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Vibha Padalkar is Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at HDFC Life.

Ms. Padalkar joined HDFC Life in August 2008 after a seven year stint as Executive Vice President-Finance at WNS Global Services; a NYSE listed leading global business process outsourcing company. Vibha's key achievement during her tenure at WNS was to lead a team that successfully completed the Group's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in a short span of six months. Prior to WNS, Vibha was with Colgate Palmolive India, including a short posting to the group's New York headquarters.

Ms. Padalkar became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1992, after having completed her college education in London. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.

Apart from leading the finance, internal audit, compliance, risk management, legal and secretarial teams, Vibha also oversees the claims and payouts, underwriting and group operations functions.

Mr. Srinivasan Parthasarathy

Mr. Srinivasan Parthasarathy

Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary

Mr. Srinivasan Parthasarathy is the Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary of HDFC Life.

Mr. Parthasarathy joined HDFC Life in 2011 from Canara HSBC Life Insurance with 18 years of experience in Life Insurance and Pensions in both India and the UK. He was one of the two candidates from Asia to be selected by the President of Institute of Actuaries, UK in the year 2000 to work for Watson Wyatt, UK, where he provided a range of consultancy services to clients on various aspects of company pension schemes. Then he moved on to work with Aviva UK where he worked in different areas including pricing, reporting and stochastic modelling, before being seconded to Aviva India. Amongst his key achievements at Aviva India were leading the transition from TEV to MCEV reporting.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, UK in 2004 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India in 2008.

Mr. Prasun Gajri

Mr. Prasun Gajri

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Prasun Gajri is the Chief Investment Officer of HDFC Life.

Mr. Gajri joined HDFC Life in April 2009 with a rich experience of 14 years in investments and banking industry. He started his career in 1995 with Citibank and was associated with it for over 6 years delivering various roles. He joined Tata AIG Life Insurance Company in October 2001 to start the investment function and stayed there until April 2009, the last role being that of the Chief Investment Officer.

He holds a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and is also a CFA Charterholder.

Mr. Rajendra Ghag

Mr. Rajendra Ghag

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer

Mr. Rajendra Ghag is the Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer at HDFC Life.

Mr. Ghag joined HDFC Life in September 2009 and has been spearheading the Human Resource function since then. Before HDFC Life, he was associated with DHL Express as Head of HR for India and Senior Advisor - Quality and Processes (First Choice Programme) for South Asia. He was one of the important members of the board and has travelled extensively across the globe as a trainer as well as a participant of various management conferences. He is also a certified Change Management trainer and considers People Engagement as his forte.

He holds a Masters Degree in Personnel Management apart from his degree in Commerce and Law.

Mr. Sanjay Tripathy

Mr. Sanjay Tripathy

Senior Executive Vice President

Mr. Sanjay Tripathy is the Senior Executive Vice President responsible for Marketing, Product, Digital & E-Commerce at HDFC Life.

Mr. Tripathy joined HDFC Life in 2004 and has been responsible for Marketing Strategy, Brand Planning, Advertising, Communication & Media, Customer Insights, New Product Development, Product Life Cycle Management, Online and Digital Strategy, E-Commerce, Customer Analytics, & Corporate communication. He started his career with GCMMF Ltd. in 1992. Since then he has worked with various reputed organizations like Frito-Lay (PepsiCo), Mattel and Reliance Infocomm before moving on to his current role at HDFC Life.

Sanjay has been honoured with the ‘Marketer of the Year award’ for Insurance category by the International Advertising Association (IAA) in their flagship Leadership Awards, 2014. He has featured in Campaign India ‘The A list 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013’ of most influential people in Media, Marketing and Advertising apart from winning several other awards. He is a management graduate from IRMA and is a Board Member at Media Research Users Council (MRUC), an Advisory Board member at DMAi (Direct Marketing Association - India) and a member of the Awareness Subcommittee of the Life Insurance Council.

Mr. Subrat Mohanty

Mr. Subrat Mohanty

Senior Executive Vice President & Head-Strategy, Ops, BS&T & Health

Mr. Subrat Mohanty is the Senior Executive Vice President responsible for Strategy, Operations, Health and Technology at HDFC Life.

Mr. Mohanty joined HDFC Life in 2010 and has led the strategic themes and transformation initiatives of the organization during a fast changing industry environment. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Head at Infosys BPO where he spent 8 years building the business from scratch. He was part of the leadership team that successfully helped scale the BPO business from its inception in 2002 to US$ 400 Million in 2010-11.

He started his career in 2000 as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), India with a focus on business process re-engineering and supply chain management.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Rourkela and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Mr. Sanjeev Kapur

Mr. Sanjeev Kapur

Executive Vice President

Mr. Sanjeev Kapur is Executive Vice President and heads the Institutional Sales at HDFC Life.

Mr. Kapur has been associated with HDFC Life since inception. Prior to HDFC Life, he worked with various international banks in India and overseas in different functions like treasury, liability management, operations, corporate and investment banking.

Mr. Kapur is a C.A from Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Suresh Badami

Mr. Suresh Badami

Chief Distribution Officer

Mr. Suresh Badami is the Chief Distribution Officer at HDFC Life.

Suresh joined HDFC Life in October 2013 with a rich experience of 19 years across various industries and over a decade’s experience in Banking. Prior to joining HDFC Life he was with ICICI Bank’s retail division. Before that he has worked with organizations like ICI India Ltd. and Dunlop.

Suresh is a science graduate from Bangalore and holds a management degree from XIM -Bhubaneswar.