Management Team





Having passed out of IIT, Bombay in 1980 with M.Sc. (Chemistry), Mr Vijayan joined the general insurance industry in the year 1981. Spanning a career of 37 years of rich experience in the non-life insurance industry, Mr Vijayan has handled various departments at Oriental Insurance Co Ltd., which include Personnel, Marine, Branch In-Charge, Division In-Charge, IT/Business Process Engineering, Regional In-Charge until he took charge as GM at United India Insurance Company for a period of three years (2015-18) where he was in charge of Health / Motor / Estate & Establishment / IAD. Mr Vijayan was Director & GM, GIC Re for a period of 2 months in 2018 prior to his retirement. Mr Vijayan joined the GI Council as Deputy Secretary General in July 2019.




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.




Mr. Sanjiv Singh joined the GI Council in December 2018. He possesses all round experience of 34 years in the general insurance industry. He was head of the marine department in the New India Assurance Co Ltd. as Chief Manager and Deputy General Manager, handling the industry's largest Marine Cargo, Hull & Energy insurance portfolio until he retired in 2018.   

Passionate about education and professional expertise in Marine & Speciality Lines in the Indian market to meet global standards, he has unique distinction of being first Indian to become Chairperson of the Education Forum, besides being Facts & Figures Committee member at the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). He is a regular speaker at national and international forums and associated with many government projects on shipping and maritime insurance. 




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. 


Mr. Shailendra Kumar Sinha

Consultant, HR, Property Insurance, & Establishment.

Mr. Shailendra has rich experience of 34 years of in General Insurance industry. He joined The New India Assurance Company Limited in 1984. He served the frontline of office as well as in the administration. He had a very rich experience in Vigilance Department unearthing various frauds of very high value. He also served in HR at Corporate level. Mr. Sinha joined GI Council in July 2022. 



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.


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.