Aviva Life Insurance has announced the appointment of Mr. Neil Karia to the position of Chief Financial Officer. He will be based at the company’s Gurugram Headquarters. In his role, Neil will be responsible for strategic planning, treasury and financial performance management. He will play an important role towards achieving the company’s strategic growth plans, strengthening customer focus, and reinforcing Aviva’s position as India’s Most Trusted Private Life Insurance Brand for the past two years.
Mr. Trevor Bull, Managing Director& CEO, Aviva India said “We are delighted to welcome Neil Karia to the Aviva India family. He is an NRI, and comes with a vast experience across several aspects of financial services. Given he has been part of the Aviva International family for more than five years, he has a deep knowledge of our core values and overriding focus on the customer as well as key operations of the company. With his appointment as a member of the local Executive Team we are confident he will be a key part of leading the company into a new phase of growth.”
Mr. Neil Karia, CFO, Aviva India said “I am excited to start a new journey with Aviva India as the Chief Financial Officer. With my expertise in financial services and experience with the foreign shareholder, I look forward to exploring new avenues and help the company achieve the ambitious growth plans over the next few years. I am thankful to the management and the Board for the faith shown in me for giving me this responsibility.”
Prior to his appointment, Neil was a Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisition, reporting to the Chief Strategy & M&A Officer at Aviva plc. Before joining Aviva in 2014, Neil held a range of roles in Deloitte including in Audit, Financial Services and Corporate Finance with experience across financial performance, planning and audit. He graduated Bachelor of Economics from London School of Economics and is a Qualified Financial Business Professional (BFP) and Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.