8 September, 2016: Aviva Life Insurance, today, announced the appointment of Karni. S. Arha as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Arha will be based out of Aviva Life Insurance’s head office in Gurgaon.
Speaking on the appointment, Mr. Trevor Bull, MD and CEO, Aviva India, said, “We are very excited to have Karni on board. Karni is a seasoned finance professional, having wide ranging experience in both, life & health insurance, in capacities covering manufacturing, distribution and reinsurance across multiple geographies. His expertise in interfacing with Regulators and Tax Authorities on policy, regulatory issues in joint-venture management and business acquisitions as well as managing businesses of significant scale will be of great asset to us. I am sure Karni will contribute significantly towards Aviva India’s continuous endeavours of producing positive customer outcomes and in the process, play an important role in building the company’s future.”
Mr. Arha said, “I am very excited to join Aviva India at this very exciting stage of its journey. I know the industry well and I have always seen Aviva as a leading global brand in the insurance industry. In my view, Aviva India has a strong positive reputation with high potential for future growth and success. I am very much looking forward to joining the Aviva India leadership team and playing my part in shaping the future success of the company.”
Mr. Arha has an experience of 17 years of working across geographies including India and USA. Prior to Aviva, he was the Executive Vice President with Anand Rathi Insurance brokers. Earlier, he was CFO with IndiaFirst Life Insurance and has also worked with leading organisations like Reliance Life Insurance, Swiss Reinsurance and Aetna Health Insurance.