Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Limited (Tata AIA Life) today announced the appointment of Mukesh Dhawan as the Deputy CEO and Chief Distribution Officer. Dhawan is joining the company from AIA where he was most recently the Group’s Regional Chief Agency Officer, responsible for Singapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan markets.
Dhawan will be responsible for creating and implementing new strategies in marketing, product development and distribution. He played a pivotal role in the success of Premier Agency for AIA, a strategic initiative to enhance the high standards of the sales force by taking them through a fast track route to Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership. MDRT membership from across AIA’s subsidiaries has steadily increased over the last three years and is projected to have more than 2,000 MDRT members in 2012.
Suresh Mahalingam, Managing Director & CEO, Tata AIA Life, said: “We are delighted to have Mukesh joining the team. His impressive track record of working with both start-ups and established insurance companies in India and Asian markets makes him an invaluable asset for the organisation. Mukesh’s vast experience in successfully building Premier Agency for AIA will help us take our India model to the next level."