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ManipalCigna Health Insurance Management Team

About ManipalCigna

Prasun Sikdar

Managing Director &

Chief Executive Officer

Prasun brings more than 22 years of leadership experience in financial services and deep insurance knowledge to ManipalCigna. Before joining ManipalCigna, Prasun was Group President and Global Head at Yes Bank, where he managed and grew key bancassurance and mutual fund alliances and partnerships. Prior to this he was a founding member and Senior General Manager – Chief Sales & Distribution at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. During his 17 years with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, he worked across several portfolios including Operations & Underwriting, Bancassurance, Agency, Alternate Distribution, Health Business and Sales Strategy. Before ICICI Prudential Life, he has been associated with GE Capital (SBI Cards) and Citicorp. Prasun holds a master's degree in economics from the Kolkata University, and comes with a substantial experience in the field of financial services & insurance industry along with on-the job cross functional and cross industry experience.

Manoj brings over 25 years of rich experience primarily in financial services. At ManipalCigna, he spearheads Finance, Treasury, IT and Digital functions.  Before joining ManipalCigna, Manoj has worked with GE Capital & Fullerton Securities servicing across their India, Europe and Taiwan markets. Over his 25 years tenure, he has held the position of Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for over 13 years. Manoj is a postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has completed his Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) with International Coach Federation (ICF).

Manoj Naik

Chief Financial & Technology Officer

Shashank Chaphekar

Shashank has over 20 years of deep work experience and industry knowledge in distribution channels like Agency, Banc-assurance & Alliances, Corporate Agency & Broking, Direct Marketing, Group Business, Online Sales and Sales Strategy. At ManipalCigna, he plays a pivotal role in driving Company’s enterprise strategy and is responsible for driving multi-channel distribution, customer service, online sales, renewal & retention & sales strategy including rewards & recognition. Before joining ManipalCigna, he was associated with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd as an Executive Vice President handling Group and Partnership Distribution business. At ICICI Prudential, he was instrumental in delivering consistent, profitable growth and leadership, across diverse roles. Shashank is an Engineer along with Post-Graduation in Marketing from one of India’s elite management college.

Chief Distribution Officer and Customer Officer

Reena has been a front-runner in the field of Human Resources since 1993. At ManipalCigna, she is responsible to drive people agenda of the organization and she is highly proficient in shaping and grooming acquired talent and existing employees into future leaders. Before joining ManipalCigna, she was associated with high profile companies such as NIIT, Tata Teleservices Ltd, ABN AMBRO and Bharti Airtel Ltd. Reena has completed her MBA from University of Indore and since then has acquired ample work experience and understanding of the field by working with industry stalwarts.

Reena Tyagi

Chief Human Resources Officer

Priya Gilbile

Chief Operating Officer

Priya brings over two decades of rich and diverse experience in Health Insurance and Healthcare industry. At ManipalCigna, she is responsible for Health Risk Management, Underwriting, Claims, Wellness, Provider Network, Business Excellence and Business Operations for both Retail and Group Business. Before joining ManipalCigna, she was associated with Max Bupa Health Insurance as the Senior Vice President & Head – Health Risk Management. Prior to this assignment, she has also held key positions including business operations & sales for India Business at United Health Group, head of operations for Cognizant Technologies, Strategic Accounts at ETA Star Group India Operations, Global Telecommunications, Spyrance, CBay Affiliates. Over her two decades tenure, she has also spearheaded offshore projects like Zurich Insurance, Aetna, Assurant, Wellpoint, Wellmark and Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Priya holds Bachelors in Microbiology Honors from Mumbai University, alumni of IIM Lucknow. She also holds a certified AAMT Medical Transcriptionist’s degree, a qualified Six Sigma Quality degree and Lean Bronze Certification.

Sapna Desai

Head – Marketing and Communications

Sapna has over 20 years of rich experience in all aspects of direct, mass and digital marketing besides having managed some of the most largest and respected brands. She also has experience in business development and product management in the services sector. At ManipalCigna, she is responsible for developing and implementing the overall Marketing and Brand Strategy to drive the growth agenda for the organization.  She leads the Consumer Insights, Brand Strategy and Media, Corporate Communication, Channel and Digital Marketing functions.  Prior to joining ManipalCigna, she was responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for financial brands at Ogilvy Advertising, Mumbai. She has also worked across service industries; including ING Life Insurance, Indian School of Business and BPL Mobile in various marketing roles. Sapna is a commerce graduate with an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai and has been a jury member at various ADClubs, EMVIES, EFFIES, ABBYs, IAMAI Digital award & DMAi awards.

Joydeep has over 15 years of rich insurance experience and at ManipalCigna he heads the Actuarial function including Analytics and Product Development. His key responsibilities include Product design, Pricing, Experience Monitoring, Reinsurance, Reserve & Solvency adequacy. Before joining ManipalCigna, he has held key management positions in Max Bupa Health Insurance and Religare Health Insurance and has also worked in General Insurance and Reinsurance domain.  Joydeep is a Fellow of Institute of Actuaries of India and has acquired his masters degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He is also a member of Health care advisory committee of Institute of Actuaries of India.

Joydeep Saha

Appointed Actuary and Chief of Products, Pricing & Analytics

Sameer Bhatnagar

Sameer has over 16 years of in-depth knowledge in the field of Compliance & Corporate Legal management. At ManipalCigna, he is responsible for supporting overall compliance & legal affairs, achieving a high level of operational efficiency and ensuring adequate controls to mitigate compliance and legal risk. His expertise lies in setting up processes for establishing and strengthening compliance framework. He also has rich experience in the areas of internal control measures in line with statutory, regulatory and company’s group best practice requirement. Before joining ManipalCigna, he has held senior leadership roles in insurance companies like HDFC Standard Life Insurance, Apollo Munich Health Insurance and ICICI Lombard. In addition to MBA, Sameer holds degrees in LLM and FIII (2011).

Legal, Secretarial & Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

ManipalCigna Health Insurance Company Ltd (Formerly known as CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited) | CIN U66000MH2012PLC227948 | IRDAI Reg. No. 151 Reg. Office: 401/402, 4th Floor, Raheja Titanium, off. Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai- 400 063 | Toll free number – 1800-102-4462 | Website address – www.manipalcigna.com

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