Shri Suresh Mahalingam is responsible for enabling the strategic growth objectives of the group's financial services businesses.
He oversees the group's ambition to build a seamless customer-centric and innovative culture across all businesses. He also evaluates disruptive technologies in the fintech space and strategic growth opportunities.
Shri Suresh has over three decades of experience in senior leadership roles across the BFSI and FMCG sectors. He is recognised for his distinguished record of driving profitable organisational growth and building sustainable brands. Earlier, he was MD & CEO for Tata AIA Life and before that was Head of Sales and Marketing at HDFC Life. He spent 17 years with ITC, one of India's leading FMCG companies handling sales and distribution across India. Suresh works with leadership teams in the areas of business improvements programmes such as marketing & sales, brand building and similar organisational functions.Suresh is a Director on the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), ex-faculty at IMI, New Delhi, and a key speaker at leading industry and academic forums.