Charu is a seasoned professional with 16 years of rich experience in the Banking and Financial Services Industry, and in consumer products. In her almost decade long stint in Citigroup, she spent significant time in the Consumer Durable/Two Wheeler finance space and was the Business Head for Personal Loans and a distribution network comprising 450 branches.
Post Citigroup, she worked with Netambit, an insurance broking firm, as a Business Head and was responsible for growing the alternate channel to 60% of topline and 25 % of bottomline in the Insurance vertical. Her expertise lies in scaling up business, setting up distribution channels and enhancing market share.
Charu brings with her the leadership skills and experience needed to drive the diversification and growth of our business in India.
Manissh has been a part of Allianz Partners since 2015. A seasoned professional with over 18 years of work experience, Manissh brings with him extensive knowledge of Business strategy and transformation, Product development & Marketing along with setting up and managing distribution partnerships. In his earlier roles, Manissh has lead Product development and management functions in leading organisations such as TATA AIA Life and Bharti Axa Life and handled sales and distribution, managing key Bancassurance and Broking relationships. Prior to Allianz, Manissh was working with EY as a domain expert in their consulting division and has lead various projects involving cost reduction, business strategy and transformation.
In his current role at Allianz Partners, Manissh is responsible for product management and innovation, direct 2 customer channel and marketing & communications.
Chief Operating Officer, India
Megha is an accomplished Customer Experience industry expert with significant leadership and business management experience across retail, banking and insurance sectors. She possesses 18+ years of valuable experience across different business verticals and led various roles in higher management during her stint at previous organizations.
Earlier Megha was working with various reputed brands like Vodafone, IndusInd Bank, Citi Group, GE Capital, Max Life Insurance Company Limited, etc. in several leadership positions and currently she's heading operations for Allianz Partners India.
She is a hands-on inclusive leader with a natural ability to foster collaborative relationships and to communicate a compelling and inspired vision as well as a sense of purpose; with an ability to think beyond area of immediate control/ domain to do what is right for the broader organization.
Manasi is an experienced HR professional and brings in over 13 years of experience in leading HR across different industries, geographies and verticals. She is a MBA in HR from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. Prior to Allianz Partners, Manasi worked with Airtel where she was leading the HR function for their Retail business.
Manasi started her career with Genpact where she was leading HR for the Life & Health insurance vertical. She went on to garner experiences in Talent Management & Leadership Development with Airtel and also worked in UAE with the Landmark Group. Manasi has demonstrated track record with expertise in designing & leading HR processes.
Ritesh Sharma is an extensively experienced finance professional with over 18 years of demonstrated track record with expertise in Finance, Accounting and Tax in a range of cultural environments across New Zealand, Australia, Europe, UAE and India. He is a professionally qualified accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and CPA Australia along with MBA in International Business & Finance from Auckland, New Zealand as well as certified Lean six sigma practitioner.
Prior to Allianz Partners, Ritesh worked with Lockheed Martin Corp where he led the Finance & Tax department for India & Australia. He started his career with Ernst & Young in the Audit, Assurance and Advisory department and went on to garner experiences within India and then onto Air New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand wherein he progressed from contract accountant to management accountant and at the time of leaving the company was Manager – Finance & Business Strategy for the engineering division.
Akhil Sharma is an MBA with Specialization in Insurance with over 16 years of work experience in insurance and assistance services, handling key functions of product development, underwriting, claims handling, compliance, reinsurance and business development. He joined Allianz Partners in February 2013 as Senior Manager.
Prior to Allianz, he has worked with reputed brands like HDFC ERGO, ICICI Lombard, Wipro Technologies and Max Life Insurance.
Akhil was selected for “Allianz Global Talent Pool” in 2015 for outstanding performance in underwriting function in 2014. Akhil was chosen amongst top 6 underwriters across 28 BU’s of Allianz Partners.
Kamal Prabhan is an extensively experienced IT professional with over 14+ years of demonstrated track record with expertise in IT infrastructure and Application Operations, Programme Management and Service Management in a range of cultural environments across Germany, UK and India. He is a professionally qualified B Tech Engineer as well as certified ITIL Expert, Prince 2, Six Sigma and Cobit 5 certified professional.
Kamal has been working with Allianz Technology for the past 13 years where he demonstrated strong business and commercial acumen while delivering cost-effective solutions and contributing to business growth. He was instrumental in running major programmes transforming the IT landscape of Allianz Technology India and built the India IT Support Model.