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Praveen spent four decades in non-life insurance in India and abroad, during which time he covered the rural, retail, corporate, specialty lines, reinsurance and governance functions. Much of his work involved startups and remediation, within a rapidly evolving environment. In the last two decades, he was part of the core senior management founding team at Allianz India/ Bajaj Allianz and founding MD & CEO at QBE India/ Raheja QBE.

As a recognised thought leader, Praveen is a frequent speaker/ teacher at several national and international forums. His preferred explorations include ESG, Climate Risk, Ethics and Diversity. He has contributed to The Economic Times, Business Standard, The Times of India, Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and his blog www.thediversityblog.com captures his varied interests. He is an MA (History) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; A Fellow of both Chartered Insurance Institute and Insurance Institute of India and a Diploma in Direct Marketing (IDM, UK).

Praveen sits on the Academic Council of the Institute of Insurance & Risk Management (IIRM); is a Life Member at WWF India & SOCLEEN; a member of Teachers Against The Climate Crisis (TACC) and an executive founding member of Insurance Law Association India (ILAI). He also advises an InsurTech startup. Praveen believes insurance has a critical role to play in making our planet sustainable.

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