Rushabh Gandhi Appointed as MD and CEO of IndiaFirst Life Insurance

The board of IndiaFirst Life Insurance has approved the promotion of Rushabh Gandhi, the current Deputy Chief Executive Officer, to the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO). Gandhi’s appointment marks a significant milestone for the company, aligning with its succession strategy.

Succession Plan and Regulatory Approvals

Gandhi will assume his new role on July 1, 2024, or upon receiving the necessary regulatory approvals, whichever is later. His appointment is subject to the approval of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the company’s shareholders, and other statutory clearances. Gandhi will succeed R.M. Vishakha, the outgoing Managing Director and CEO, who will retire on June 30, 2024.

A Seasoned Professional with Strategic Vision

IndiaFirst Life Insurance has expressed confidence in Gandhi’s ability to lead the company into a new chapter. With over 29 years of experience in both Indian and international markets, Gandhi has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and profitability. His strategic vision aligns with IndiaFirst Life’s core values and beliefs.

Academic and Professional Credentials

Gandhi’s impressive credentials include a degree from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and an executive education from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He has worked closely with R.M. Vishakha since 2015, gaining valuable insights and experience in the insurance industry.

Continuity and Growth

Gandhi’s promotion from within the organization ensures a smooth transition and continuity of leadership. His extensive experience and deep understanding of IndiaFirst Life’s operations position him well to navigate the company through its next phase of growth and development.

Industry Recognition and Regulatory Oversight

The appointment of Rushabh Gandhi as the MD and CEO of IndiaFirst Life Insurance is subject to the scrutiny and approval of the insurance industry regulator, IRDAI. This regulatory oversight ensures that the leadership transition aligns with industry standards and best practices, safeguarding the interests of policyholders and stakeholders.

As IndiaFirst Life Insurance embarks on this new journey under Gandhi’s leadership, the company remains committed to delivering innovative products and services that cater to the evolving needs of its customers, while maintaining a strong focus on profitability and sustainable growth.

Sumit Arora

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