P SASHIDHARAN NAIR
CONSULTANT & TECHNICAL ADVISOR (HEALTH & OTHER LOBs
Mr. Nair has rich experience of over 39 years with 33 years in the general insurance industry. Mr Nair began his career in the general insurance industry in 1985 when he joined The New India Assurance Co Ltd. His tenure at New India Assurance till 2004 enabled him to handle various portfolios which include business development, Underwriting and Claims of various Lines of Business, Office Administration and Recruitment. Mr Nair had a brief stint with K M Dastur & Co (Insurance Brokers) LLC, Dubai in 2004, before joining HDFC Chubb/Ergo General Insurance in 2005. Mr. Nair also served the GI Council for three years on deputation from HDFC Ergo handling various issues and coordination with IRDAI and the Department of Financial Services. At HDFC Ergo, Mr. Nair was National Head for Litigation Claims heading a team of 10 Legal Officers on Pan-India basis. After retiring from HDFC Ergo in September 2018, Mr Nair joined the GI Council as Consultant & Technical Advisor in January 2019.
PRATIBHA ARVIND SARATHY
HEAD - I.T ENABLED MEMBER SERVICES
Pratibha is an engineer in Electronics & Communication from Mysore and has done her post graduation in Business Management from XLRI. She has over 22 years experience working across sectors such as Telecom, Power, Tourism, Social sector, and Education - specializing in integrating IT systems and software to traditional work methods. She has worked with multinationals such as Siemens Communications and Siemens Ltd under the Energy Unit, as also with Future Software, Motorola, and co-founded the startup Travel-Logs India Pvt Ltd. She has implemented projects with customers from across the world and has international working exposure at Germany.
Project management expertise coupled with a background in software development, experience in large scale implementation and business ensures she is able to manage the various digital initiatives being taken up by the GI Council. She joined the Council in Sept 2015 and she is responsible for all the IT related operations, and shared data initiatives. She is also responsible for coordination between IRDAI, Ministry, insurance company representatives and other stakeholders on projects undertaken to integrate the industry data.
HUMAYUN J. A. KHAN
Consultant & Technical Advisor – Motor and Legal
Mr Humayun Khan has more than 35 years of experience in the Banking and the General Insurance Industry. He started his career as Probationary Officer in a Bank. Later, in the year 1988, he joined United India Insurance Co. Ltd. Since then, he has worked at various levels, pan India, handling almost all general insurance departments including Motor Own Damage, Motor Third Party and Legal. During his tenue as Chief Manager, Motor Own Damage, MISP & National level Motor tie-ups at the Company’s Head Office in Chennai, he also led the team for development of new motor insurance products.
Humayun is keen on academics and a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. He has been a regular faculty and organizer of various training programmes and workshops within the industry. He joined GI Council in December 2022.
Ms. Pratibha Jadhav
Handling HR & Marine insurance at GI Council
Ms. Pratibha Jadhav is a General Insurance Professional with vast years of experience in marine, miscellaneous, property, and Mediclaim insurance including Group Mediclaim insurance. She was directly recruited by GIC in 1988 and later she moved to United India. She was the branch manager of Direct Agents branch in 2000 & because of her leadership, the branch was converted soon into a divisional office. She has worked as Insurance head & Vice president in insurance broking firms. She is academically inclined as well as she has done LLM as also MBA.Ms Pratibha passed LLM in international law with the highest score in 1992 & was awarded a cash prize by the University of Mumbai. Ms. Jadhav was the faculty at the University of Mumbai for postgraduate Insurance Courses for 5 years. Ms. Jadhav is a Fellow in General Insurance. Ms. Pratibha loves to learn languages and she is an expert at French. Ms. Pratibha Jadhav is handling HR & Marine insurance at GI Council. She joined GI Council in November 2023.
Ms. Vasudha Rao joined the GI Council in November 2023. Ms. Rao has had a stint in New India Assc. Co. Ltd for nearly 16 years. From December 2020 till October 2023, she worked at the Office of the Insurance Ombudsman for Mumbai & Goa as a specialist ( Non-life ). She is a science graduate as also a law graduate from the University of Mumbai. She is Fellow in General Insurance. In the GI Council, she has been handling Hit & Run claims and the GI Council website & newsletter as a Consultant, Motor.
K N Venkataraman
EA to Secretary General
Mr. Venkataraman is associated with the G I Council since January 2013 as Executive Assistant to the Secretary General. He has more than 25 years’ work experience across various sectors, namely, paint manufacturing, Import-Export trade, Advertising & PR, Social development sector and a two year stint in Durban, South Africa in the knitted garments industry. At the Council, he looks after all the communication and administrative requirements of the Secretary General and plays a key role in the smooth functioning of the Council Secretariat.