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Management Team

Mr. SS Gopalarathnam

Mr. SS Gopalarathnam
Managing Director

  • Mr. Gopalarathnam holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and has done an advanced management program in Harvard University.
  • He has been associated with the Murugappa Group since 1979 in various capacities.
  • He spent 21 years in Tube Investments of India Limited in various roles like Finance, Exports and Business operations & was heading Corporate & Strategic Planning at the Murugappa Group for one and a half years. Mr. Gopalarathnam is the Managing Director of Chola MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Takahiko Shibakawa

Takahiko Shibakawa
Whole Time Director, J&K

  • Mr. Shibakawa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kobe University.
  • He has been working with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Limited, Japan since 1984.
  • Has over 31 years of experience in General Insurance industry & experience of overseas assignment in Singapore, Philippines & Korea.
  • He currently holds the Directorship in Chola MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Vedanarayanan Seshadri

Vedanarayanan Seshadri
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

  • Mr Vedanarayanan Seshadri is a Mechanical Engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and PGDM with specialization in Marketing & Finance from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.
  • He has over 21 years of professional experience in Manufacturing, Banking, Life and Non Life Insurance domains.
  • He has significant experience in channel sales management, institutional and corporate sales, internal consulting, supply chain management, product development and strategic planning.
  • His expertise includes growing businesses from a startup stage, building scale and in managing complexities of a mature business across industry sectors .
  • In Chola MS, he heads the sales and marketing organisation with oversight for all Retail Channels and the Govt business for the company.
Mr. Ramani M

Ramani M
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

  • Mr.Ramani graduated with a post graduation degree in Computer Science from the University of Madras & in Material Management.
  • He is a certified PMI – United States and has completed his fellowship from Insurance Institute of India.
  • He also holds SAP Certification from SAP AG. Mr.Ramani has over 25 years of industry experience.
  • Mr. Ramani heads the Information Technology function for Chola MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Ramanan A V

Ramanan A V
Associate Vice President, Actuary

  • Mr. Ramanan heads the Actuary Function at Chola MS General Insurance Co. Ltd. He has over 25 years of industry experience.
  • Prior to joining us, he was associated with Aon Specialist Services Pvt Ltd.
  • He has also worked with Chola MS, Mercer India Pvt Ltd, Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd amongst others.
  • He has completed his fellowship at the Institute of Actuaries of India and holds an MBA degree in Finance.
Mr. Prabhu Nambiappan

Prabhu Nambiappan
Vice President & Head, Human Resources

  • Mr. Prabhu Nambiappan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Anna University & holds an MBA, Human Resources & Systems from XLRI.
  • He has been involved in building Human Capital in organization. He has been heading Human Resource function in organizations like Nokia, Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance.
  • He is a certified Hogan assessor from Hogan India Representative and OPQ from SHL India.
  • He has over 25 years of Industry experience. Mr. Nambiappan currently heads the Human Resource function at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Mathur
Vice President for Commercial, Reinsurance & Special Initaitives.

  • Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Mathur is the Vice President responsible for Commercial, Reinsurance & Special Initaitives.
  • Mr. Sanjiv Mathur joined Chola MS in 2003 and has worked in Sales, Marketing & Underwriting at Corporate Office and Mumbai Zonal Office.
  • He started his career with Oriental Insurance in 1987 and worked at Branch, Division & Regional Offices in various capacities.
  • He has 28 years of experience in the Insurance industry.
  • He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law, Masters Degree in Commerce & AIII. He has done a Business Leadership Program through IIM (B).

S K Rangaswamy
Sr. Associate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

  • Rangasamy is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost accountant with over 20 years of experience of which 13 years has been in the General Insurance Industry.
  • He has done his MBA in Finance from National Institute of Business Management. A finance professional with experience in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Closures for Projects.
  • Direct experience in Stock Broking (NSE & BSE), Projects and General Insurance.
  • He Mr.Rangaswamy currently heads the Finance department at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Suresh Krishnan
Vice President-Internal Audit, Compliance and Company Secretary

  • Suresh Krishnan is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in addition to Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies.
  • He is the Company Secretary of the Company and heads the Internal Audit and Compliance Functions.
  • He has varied experience in the field on Secretarial, Merchant Banking and Registrars to Issue and is associated with the Company for more than 10 years with the Company.

V Suryanarayanan
Executive Vice President - Claims

  • V Suryanarayanan has over 28 years of work experience in manufacturing (4 years) and financial services sector (24 years).
  • He is a Chartered Accountant, Company secretary and an Associate Member of the Insurance Institute of India.
  • He has been an employee of the Murugappa Group for the last 20 years and with Chola MS for the last 10 years.
  • Prior to his current assignment in claims, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Chola MS handling the finance, investments, planning & budgeting, actuarial functions.
  • Prior to Chola MS, he has handled multiple assignments in Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co Ltd as head of credit, head of process centre, controller, treasurer etc.
  • Mr Suryanarayanan is currently the Head of Claims at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.,

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