Rajesh Relan has 27 years of experience in the financial services sector and has rich management experience in senior leadership positions within India and briefly in the Asia-Pacific region. Based out of Hong Kong until 2015, Relan covered 9 Asian markets in his vertical, including Japan, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, HK, Vietnam and others. During his stint with MetLife in India and HK, he gained significant experience in varied fields like Life & health Insurance, Retirement, and other facets of Wealth Management.
He was the Managing Director on the Board at PNB MetLife India from 2006 to 2013. He has spent more than 15 years in the Indian Insurance industry with Aviva Life (Start-up through Growth) and Old Mutual Kotak Life (Project Consulting to Start-up) since the opening up of the sector in 1999. Besides being a Strategist, executer and an implementer, he has significant experience in the areas of Regulatory and Policy Formulation, Government Relations, Stakeholder management – Managing multiple shareholders, interacting with potential investors, talent identification & development, Analysts and Media.
Relan currently serves as a Director on the Board of Bajaj Capital Ltd., is an invitee on the Board of CHNHB Health Insurance Co. Ltd. and is on the Board of Institute for Integrated Learning and Management (IILM) Delhi.
He has been a member of various committees of Industry bodies like the CII, Amcham, USIBC and others. He has also been a part of a number of other Committees over the last many years and recently Chaired an IRDA committee in 2016. Relan is a networker, nurtures relationships across industries within the insurance eco-system and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Rajesh completed his Masters of Management Studies (MBA) from NMIMS, University of Mumbai in 1989 and is an alumnus of University of Delhi. He has also been nominated by his erstwhile organizations to attend various programs at INSEAD (Young Managers program), London Business School, (Senior Leadership development), Wharton Business School (Leadership Development) and Harvard Business School (Strategy).