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Meet BimaSchool Team

Our team members and mentors are our greatest asset.

Rajneesh Upreti
Founder and Director

Rajneesh is an experienced insurance professional and an InsurTech enthusiast with more than 22 years of insurance industry experience. Rajneesh is a certified CPCU from The Institutes, USA and is an ACII designee from CII London. Rajneesh is also a Fellow member of Insurance Institute of India and has  also passed the PMP exam from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.  Rajneesh has travelled extensively to countries like the US, China and Europe for work and is experienced in all aspects of insurance business, operations, and IT systems. Insurance is both a living and passion for Rajneesh. Keen to share his knowledge with others Rajneesh has mentored and trained many professionals on various insurance subjects. You can reach Rajneesh at rajneesh@bimaschool.com  or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajupreti/

Anupam Suri
Coaching and Content Management

Anupam is a senior insurance professional with more than 27 years of experience in Property & Casualty Insurance and Health Insurance domain. Anupam has worked extensively in the Operations & Training and has worked as Head of Academics in various institutions of repute. Anupam possess wide experience of managing trainings, learning needs assessment, conceptualizing training material, content development, ad train the trainers for the Indian, US and the UK Insurance insurance market.                                                            Anupam is an exceptional trainer and is highly appreciated and respected in the industry for his use of unique methods to make learning insurance simple and easy. Anupam is a Fellow member of the Insurance Institute of India, an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London, UK and a CPCU designee from The Institutes® US. He also holds the Health Insurance specialist certification from Boston and Reed, US.

Shrirang V Samant
Mentor and Coach

Shrirang has worked in senior leadership roles in the General Insurance Industry, both in public and private sectors, in India and abroad.  Shrirang has worked in Travelers Companies Inc. USA and was the Country Head & Chief Representative – India, He was also Lloyds’ General Representative for India and Regional Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa in his previous role.  He has been privy to the transition of this industry from public to private sector in the country and was with the US multinational P&C company, Chubb, for 8 years where he helped set up their joint venture in India. Shrirang was the Managing Director and CEO of the J V for 5 years.  He commenced his insurance career in 1979 and spent his initial years in Indian Insurance Industry followed by field postings in Sydney and London. Shrirang is a Fellow of Indian Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurer (FCII), UK and a CPCU from The Institutes, US.

Rob Galbraith
Mentor and Coach

Rob Galbraith has been called “a global insurtech thought leader”, “a wonderful motivation”, “an inspiration”, “a mentor to many in the insurance industry”, “the most interesting man in insurance”, “the prophet” and “the WD40 of insurance” for his versatile skills and ability to solve all manners of problems. He is the author of the bestselling book 'The End Of Insurance As We Know It' which has been a runaway success since its release in 2019.  Rob has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of leadership positions with AF Group, USAA, Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve Board. He is a recognized thought leader on P&C insurance who is a frequent media contributor and well-known industry influencer. Rob holds a Master's of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University.  You can find out more about Rob and his book  by visiting the website http://endofinsurance.com 

Rajni Varia
Mentor

Rajni Varia began his career with Munich Re in 1976 and after a successful tenure there Varia joined Zep Re in 2003 serving as General Manager and Chief Underwriter. In 2007, he was named Managing Director, a title he held until his retirement in 2016, in that time developing Zep Re from a small, regional unrated reinsurer to an African “lead reinsurer”.  He expanded the company’s operation beyond Africa and was actively involved in providing reinsurance recoveries in Nepal immediately after the 2015 earthquake. Rajni Varia has received numerous accolades including a fellowship from the West African Insurance Institute in 2017, the Pride of India Leadership Award from the NRI Institute in 2011 and the African Insurance Organization’s Insurance Hall of Fame award in 2017.

Hari Radhakrishnan
Mentor and Coach

Hari is a professional with three decades of experience in the Indian non-life insurance industry. He has worked across various organisations in different capacities and functions including underwriting, risk management, reinsurance, and claims. Hari was a member of Property Underwriter's Forum and Marine Underwriters Forum of General Insurance Council, the industry body of General Insurers in India and has served in different committees on technical subjects constituted by the Council. Hari has presented papers in national and international conferences on underwriting and risk management and participated in the activities of the Insurance Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Hari is passionate about knowledge sharing - to demystify non-life insurance and make it more customer friendly.   

Milind Joshi
Coaching and Content Development

Milind is an experienced professional in the field of Property & Casualty insurance as an employee with exposure to two start-ups and later as an independent consultant. Milind has worked in several leadership positions in the insurance industry and has an all round experience including strategic planning, portfolio balance, project and product management, service support, training and developing business dashboards. Milind is also an advisor to a road safety and research organisation in India which has brought the science of accident reconstruction to Indian shores. Milind is a Fellow of Institute of Directors, Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter, and a Fellow of Insurance Institute of India.

Dr. S. Jayaprakash
Coach and Content Development

Dr. S. Jayaprakash holds a doctorate in Insurance and Management and has written more than 50 articles in the subjects of Insurance, Management, Analytics were published in leading journals and business papers like The Hindu Businessline, Economic Times, Financial Express, Live Mint, Geneva Association. He has Co-authored Text books on Insurance for Insurance Institute of India, Diploma Courses. He has also done Masters in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Public Administration. Mr. Jayprakash holds a Life Insurance fellowship and Non-Life insurance Associateship from Insurance Institute of India.