Felicitation For Dr. P. Nandagopal

Dr. P. Nandagopal has worked for over 25 years in India’s leading Banking, Asset Management, Financial Advisory, General and Life Insurance organizations. He is presently the M.D & C.E.O of IndiaFirst Life Insurance. IndiaFirst, under his able leadership, has got many accolades in a short time. IndiaFirst Life Insurance is the youngest Life Insurance company in India, hardly 4 years in existence. When it first clocked assets worth around INR 5000 Crore, it has demonstrated that it is one of the promising and fast growing Insurance companies in India. In a short time of around 3 years, IndiaFirst has:

  • Covered over 1.74 million lives
  • Established presence in over 1000 cities and towns across the country through 5000+ partner bank branches
  • Been ranked amongst Top 100 Great Places to Work
  • Earned the coveted “Celent Model Insurer – Asia Award” consecutively for 3 years for best use of Technological Innovations in creating Customer Satisfaction.
At the time of liberalization of the insurance sector, he joined Birla Sun Life to be part of its start up team to set up their financial advisory business followed by the Bancassurance, Alternate Distribution Channels and Group Businesses at Birla Sun Life Insurance. He pioneered bancassurance business in India working with over a dozen large Indian and MNC banks as distribution partners of Birla Sun Life Insurance taking the company to the second position in the industry at that time.

Before joining IndiaFirst, he was at Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group as President & CEO to set up its life insurance business under the umbrella of Reliance Capital.

Before he joined the life insurance industry at the beginning of the historical opening of the sector in 1999, he was heading the retail sales at DSP Merrill Lynch. He has also been associated with large organizations such as GIC Asset Management, New India Assurance, Andhra Bank and Indian Oil Corporation before moving to the insurance industry.

Dr. P.Nandagopal has graduated in Commerce, did his MBA in Finance & Marketing and Ph.D from Andhra University. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Company Secretaries and Fellow of Insurance Institute of India. He has authored a book on financial planning titled “Investors’ Handbook” and has also been instrumental in drafting the “Life Insurance Development Plan” in conjunction with the Life Insurance Council.

Dr. P.Nandagopal has also chaired various industry associations and conferences – both national as well as international. At present he is the Chairman, Insurance Committee, ASSOCHAM.

Dr.P.Nandagopal has many interests and hobbies – photography, movie making and Indian music are his current passion.

In view of his many outstanding achievements and Nurturing Next Generation Governance, LASSIB Society confers the Guiding Light recognition to Dr. P. Nandagopal.

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