Bhargav Dasgupta MD & CEO ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd
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Bhargav Dasgupta is MD & CEO at ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd. Since he took over the role in 2009, the company has strengthened its position as the country’s largest private non-life insurance firm, consistently delivering long term value to its stakeholders. ICICI Lombard is also the first non-life insurer to be listed on the stock exchanges of India. Bhargav’s philosophy of customer centricity has enabled the company to introduce several ‘best-in-class’ risk management solutions backed by the latest technology platforms to meet the risk mitigation needs of its customers.
Bhargav began his career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1992 and he has held critical leadership positions in diverse business areas in the ICICI Group including Project Finance, Corporate Banking and Treasury; E-commerce; Strategy; International Banking and Life Insurance. Some of his key roles include COO – ICICI Econet Limited, where he was responsible for private equity investments in the internet, communications and technology sectors, incubation of new internet-related businesses and e-initiatives of the various business units of the ICICI group. He also set up the International Banking Group of ICICI Bank and built its presence in 15 countries within 4 years. The International Banking business strategy became a case study at Harvard Business School. Prior to the current role at ICICI Lombard, he was the Executive Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance during October 2006 to May 2009.
Bhargav Dasgupta holds a PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a B.E (Mechanical) degree from Jadhavpur University. He is currently the Chairman, FICCI’s Insurance & Pension Committee and is a Director on the Board of BFSI Sector Skill Council of India. He is also a member of IRDAI’s Insurance Advisory Committee.