About Us

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We care about the stuff you care about.

Whether it's your family, your health, your ride, your home or your finances, our business is ensuring you’re always protected. It’s the reason we exist. But what makes us special is that we make insurance (which can be painfully complicated) disarmingly simple.

In a roar of gobbledygook, we’re the voice that you can understand.

From applying for a policy and registering a claim to getting in touch and seeking out help, every interaction with us is designed to be quick, hassle-free and easy – like Sunday mornin’.

Amidst all the fine print, we’re the silver lining.

Of course, like all

insurance companies

, we’re governed by the same laws and regulations. What sets us apart is the fact that we’ve found a way to uphold all these laws and follow every regulation while still being completely available to answer all your questions in ‘human’ and meet your general insurance needs. Unlike most, we take tremendous pride in saying you can take us for granted!

We’re not a myth, we are a growing reality!

At Edelweiss

General Insurance

, we do things differently - unafraid of breaking the mould and forging our own path, while living up to our legacy of trust and respect. As a proud member of the Edelweiss Group, a homegrown multinational corporation, we’ve touched the lives of millions of people over the last 20 years.
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Meet The Minds That Keep Our World Spinning

With an eclectic mix of experience and energy, our dream team is equipped to help us always score high!

Chief Technical Officer

From starting in operations to moving to sales-in-charge, and earning a number of awards along the way, our Chief Technical Officer has a diverse portfolio that is spread across three decades. He joins us at Edelweiss after amazingly successful stints at The Oriental Insurance Co., Tata AIG, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance, L&T General Insurance, and Future Generali. Yeah, we wish we met him much sooner!

Although he initially dreamed of joining the army, we’re glad that Nitin decided to study science at Nagpur University instead, eventually landing himself leadership roles across insurance verticals like underwriting, claims, channel development, sales, and product development (Whoa! That’s some good stuff).

But, Nitin’s career is only one part of his life. He’s also an adventurer and explorer. Whenever he has some down time, he’ll put on his Jagjit Singh playlist, and drive cross-country – most often without a route already charted out. A wildlife enthusiast and tiger aficionado, Nitin has tracked the regal beast to different parts of the world. Honestly, we’re ready to give him an award for most tiger sightings under his belt.

A truly ‘driven’ individual, Nitin makes sure he spends enough time exploring the great outdoors.

Chief Distribution Officer

A true sportsman at heart, Rakesh really knows how to be a team player. Over his 14-year career, he has shown time and again that he can spin any difficult situation on its head and make it a positive one for everybody involved. With an MBA degree in his arsenal, Rakesh has gained the resolve to tackle any obstacle head-on. His expertise in retail sales and distribution in general insurance is absolutely unparalleled. He’s got a way with words and people, and he’s enjoyed successful professional gigs across various geographies. Before he ‘stepped up’ at Edelweiss General Insurance, Rakesh had strategically manoeuvred long-drawn leadership roles at bigwigs like ICICI Lombard and start-ups like Liberty General Insurance.

Continuously striving to strike a balance between work and play, Rakesh enjoys playing cricket, golf and badminton when he has some time off. In fact, his love for cricket is something that even his son has inherited, and while Rakesh is a true-blue Sachin fan, his son dreams of growing up to become a leg spinner like Shane Warne (talk about healthy rivalry at home!). As somebody who is quick to adapt to his surroundings, Rakesh also has a wanderer’s soul and has travelled extensively. His favourite trip was to Iceland, where he got to experience natures’ mesmerising beauty on a splendid road trip.

Our in-house ‘turn around man’, we’re stoked to be able to call Rakesh our very own Superman!

Executive Director &

When it comes to strategy and planning ahead, there’s almost nobody who does it with as much flair as Shanai. She’s quick to adapt to her surroundings, something she was forced to do as an army brat, and is incredibly open-minded.

Shanai’s two decades worth of experience and incredible inclination to learn is what sets her apart. With so many moving parts (insights, intuition, data, logic, sales, phew!), she has gone from strength to strength over time. In a so-called man’s world, she’s more than proven that she is the best woman for the job.

Although dreams of jet setting across the world and drawing up gorgeous new buildings held her fancy at first, Shanai was finally won over by the camp of data and logic, which led her to embrace a career in business, analytics and strategy. Her career graph is unique for the sheer diversity and breadth of roles she’s handled which include assignments in strategy, marketing, operations and sales. This gives her the innate ability to juggle with multiple balls up in the air, a skill that she draws upon regularly as she navigates increasingly complex roles. She’s previously been a part of companies like Citi Bank, Tata AIG Life Insurance, Reliance Nippon Life Insurance, and AU Small Finance Bank.

Of course, Shanai has many other hidden talents. She’s a great Google-r and is quick to spot rare décor items and hidden travel gems. If she wasn’t so busy planning all our strategies, she’d probably become the most sought-after interior designer or travel advisor. That’s what she said!

But more than anything, Shanai enjoys having her head in the clouds – quite literally. She absolutely loves heading to the mountains, as it gives her the opportunity to experience nature in all its unadulterated glory!

Appointed Actuary

An erstwhile panel actuary at the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India), Tania also serves as an active member of the Institute of Actuaries of India – expertly juggling her roles of being a review examiner for senior actuarial papers and a speaker at actuarial conferences.

With over 14 years of experience under her belt, Tania’s body of work precedes her. After serving as Appointed Actuary at Royal Sundaram General Insurance for over 6 years, she enjoyed successful stints at Bharti AXA General Insurance and Ernst & Young, before settling in as Appointed Actuary at EGIC.

But Tania’s professional stride is just one of her many moving milestones. After completing her Masters in Quantitative Economics (one of the toughest exams to get by), she stepped into the ring for several bouts of actuarial exams – her favourite song, ‘Aaj main upar, aasman neeche’, on loop.

Having studied through most of her years on the force, not only did she manage to ace her papers, but also won the respect of her colleagues along the way – something she will always cherish. And being able to spend time with her son through it all is just another feather that deserves to be added to her cap.

During her down time, Tania loves watching movies, reading books, going on long drives (alone!) and catching up with family and friends. When she can, she also enjoys trying out different gastronomic pairings in the kitchen, making her a self- proclaimed culinary artist. But, professional and culinary skills aside, what truly sets Tania apart, is her huge heart. If she could have one superpower, she’d want to heal children around the world.

Smart, suave and sassy, Tania believes in doing things to the best of her ability. In doing so, she believes in passing on the experience baton to her team. After all, as she says, leadership is all about inspiring the ecosystem around you! Truer words have never been spoken!

Chief Financial Officer

Truly one in a million, Jitendra has risen through the ranks quickly. He was even offered a double promotion, which is a testament to his hard work and dedication! But, it isn’t like he’s all about the job. While he definitely is a focused ‘finance’ individual, Jitendra is always looking to strike the perfect balance between work and play. When he isn’t busy crunchin’ numbers, he follows his flair for storytelling. In fact, he’s managed to publish Chakravyuh, a riveting work of fiction that he penned in his downtime.

Our multi-talented CFO has previously worked with big wigs like Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Munich Reinsurance, SBI Life Insurance and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. With 15 years of experience in the industry, the cricket and music aficionado approaches his work in a unique way. If he could have things his way, he’d be living in the Big Apple, with a J.A.R.V.I.S.-esque assistant helping him out with his accounting, and maybe even his next book!

You know, it’s moments like these when we realise what a superhero he is. Take that, Tony Stark!

Chief Internal Audit (CA)

A focused and driven man, Prayag is an established Chartered Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He’s got two decades worth of experience under his belt and was previously associated with companies like Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Tata AIG Life Insurance and Future Generali India Life Insurance. Before joining our General Insurance Company, Prayag lent his expertise to Edelweiss Financial Services.

While his peers were dreaming of becoming the next Rahul Dravid or even donning black suits like Batman, Prayag focused on his own dream, of becoming a CA. Now that’s he ticked that off his bucket-list, he’s continuously shifting his goalposts, adding his health and family to the career mix. While leading an international audit team will always be one of the highlights of his career, personally, Prayag's hoping to get his fitness on track (literally), by running marathons. He's recently completed a few marathons in and around Mumbai, and as far as we can tell, he's just getting started.

Despite a ‘taxing’ job and an exhausting hobby, Prayag ensures he finds more than enough time to hang out with his family, watch feel-good movies and even indulge in a delicious vada pav or two. Now that’s what we call a balance sheet!

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

A seasoned legal professional, Sameer as spent 20 of his 28 working years in the BFSI industry. After completing his schooling in Rajasthan, he moved to Karnataka to pursue a B. Comm. Finally, he decided to set down roots in the city of dreams, gaining his BGL from the G J Advani Law School in Mumbai.

Over the last two decades, Sameer has shined in a number of roles. He’s used his legal acumen at organisations like TATA Motors Finance, Reliance Life Insurance, HSBC and ICICI Lombard General Insurance. Most recently, he headed the Legal and Compliance division at Shriram City Union Finance Limited before deciding to move to Edelweiss General Insurance.

Sameer has enjoyed many successes over the years, but the highlight of his career is winning a landmark judgement for SVC Bank Ltd [(2003) 114 CompCas 378 Bom]. The ruling led to the amendment of the SARFAESI Act and the Recovery of Debt Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act.

But, as we all know, life is about more than just your professional achievements. Outside the office, Sameer is an avid traveller and family man. He spends most of his downtime with his wife, their two beautiful daughters, and the music he loves.

In his role at Edelweiss, Sameer will provide us all with expert guidance that will help us create an organisation that is at the forefront of the industry.

Chief Human Resource Officer

Melvin brings 24 years of experience in the Human Resources Industry to Edelweiss General Insurance. Over his years, he has worked in a number of fields, including manufacturing, service, logistics, and the financial sector. After completing his MSW from Bharathidasan University and being a part of organisations like SICAL, Rane Engines and Valves, Kilburn Chemicals, Royal Sundaram General Insurance and Max Life Insurance, Melvin moved to Kotak Life Insurance as a Senior Vice President. There, he was responsible for steering HR for a team of 8,000 employees and managed a team size of over 100 HR SPOCs. Melvin is also a Fellow in HR Transformation & Change Management, an honour he received from the World HRD Board.

When he isn’t in the office, Melvin spends his time staying fit and following sports. At the end of a hard day, you’re most likely to find him poring over a book or catching up on the latest developments in the HR world. He thoroughly enjoys heading out to explore the world with his wife Sujata and their son Kevin.

Chief Technology Officer

A passionate and energetic technology leader, Madhu brings over two decades of rich experience to Edelweiss General Insurance. Over her years in the industry, Madhu has led digital innovations and massive engineering transformations, driven cloud initiatives, built high-performance teams, and scaled many Businesses and Products in the process. Previously, she spent ten years with Airtel, spearheading large projects, including launching the first Payments Bank of India. Heading the financial inclusion technology vertical at Airtel Payments Bank, she has delivered customer impact at scale, modernised customer-facing products and systems, and drove agile adoption and transformation. Before this, she made her mark while leading Agile Labs’ engineering team to drive in-house digital innovation.

Before joining Edelweiss, Madhu served as Head of Technology at Spectra. There, she drove application development on new-age technologies, incubated Mar-tech initiatives, optimised cloud infrastructure, and strengthened the information security posture.

At Edelweiss, Madhu will take our Information Technology vision to the next frontier and ensure that we continue our journey as a tech-driven insurance company. She’s ready to keep Edelweiss ahead of the curve by following her passion to enhance and transform the customer experience. While doing this, Madhu hopes to create a culture that promotes women in tech!

When she isn’t busy creating future-ready tech at work, Madhu loves to relax with a good book and explore the world with her husband and cricket-loving son.

Madhu’s wealth of experience and love for modern technology will help us take Edelweiss to greater heights than ever before!

Chief Product Officer

It’s Pooja who makes sure that we think up some awesomely unique product ideas, convert them into actual products, and perfect them for our customers. To oversee all this, she relies on almost two decades of experience in Product Management, Sales & Distribution Strategy, Customer Retention and Service Quality.

She's spent over 14 years of her career with ICICI Lombard, and has also worked with Citibank and Getit Infomediary. Before joining us, she was with IndusInd Bank as SVP & Product Head, leading non-life Bancassurance. Besides managing their strategic insurance partnerships, she also steered the bank’s InsurTech drive. Like the rest of us, she's a digital native at heart!

What makes her so good at developing a well-balanced product portfolio? We think she's inspired by the balance she's struck in her own life. No matter how busy Pooja is, she finds time to spend with her Family. They make it a point to travel and explore together – and when they aren’t wandering, you’ll catch Pooja with a book in hand, a mug of coffee by her side.

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