Management Team

Howden India is led by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of professionals drawn from the fields of finance, law, insurance, reinsurance, financial services, information technology, engineering, loss prevention and possesses the requisite experience, technical skills and professionalism to provide its customers with robust insurance solutions. The management team of the Company brings over 300 years of combined best practice driven specialist insurance experience and expertise to Howden India.

Praveen Vashishta

Managing Director India & Regional Chairman - India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa

Praveen Vashishta has worked for the Insurance, Financial Services and Risk Management industry for over 30 years. He is currently the CEO for Middle East & India regions at Howden. Praveen serves on the international Board of the Howden Group in the UK.

A management trainee of the 1983 class of General Insurance Corporation of India, Praveen worked with Oriental Insurance Company in India for 13 years. Thereafter he joined the Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) group, Switzerland where he worked for 7 years before joining Howden Group in late 2003. At Zurich he held various positions including that of the Managing Director of Zurich Risk Management Services India Private Limited, Chief Representative for India and Member of Zurich’s Corporate Customer Practice Board for Asia-Pacific. He served on the Board of Zurich Trustee Company (India) Private Limited, a company responsible for overseeing the operations of the Zurich India Mutual Fund.

Praveen is a member of the managing committee of the Bombay Chambers of Commerce & Industry, the oldest industry chamber in India and is the Chairman of the “Insurance & Healthcare” committee of Bombay Chambers. He is an alumnus of the University of Delhi and the Wharton Business School, USA.

Anil Verma
Director & President
Mahesh Chainani
Associate President
Praveen Vashishta
Managing Director India & Regional Chairman - India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa
Vinod V.K.
Sr Vice President, National Head : Employee Benefits
Debashish Mukherjee
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Business
Niraj Kumar
Technical Advisor