Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Nikhil Hira
Nikhil Hira

Nikhil holds a formidable skills set, particularly in tax advisory work and tax dispute resolution, honed in East Africa, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. With a strong and varied professional experience with three of the big 4 accounting firms, where he was a partner in one of them, he also developed a Tax Practice in East Africa which was regarded as the practice of choice by clients and non-clients. He also spent 7 years in a manufacturing business in India. He is a chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Certified Public Accountant of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Uganda and the National Board of Accountants and Auditors in Tanzania. He is also a former council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya and he also sat on the Tax & Public Finance and the Professional Standards Committees. Nikhil has a BSc with joint Honours in Accountancy and Process Engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester, England. Nikhil is also a well-known presenter and commentator on tax and economic issues in East Africa.

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Nikhil Hira

Chairman

Sachit S. Shah
Sachit S. Shah

A graduate in Banking and International Finance from UK, Sachit Shah has great entrepreneur skills in financial services sector. He is also a Director of I&M Bank, Coastal Bottlers and few other industries. Mr. Sachit Shah has to his credit the transformation, growth and development of GA Insurance after the takeover of the company. He exhibits the fresh, reformed and new dynamic look of the company.

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Sachit S. Shah

Executive Director

S.B.R. Shah, MBS
S.B.R. Shah, MBS

Mr. Suresh Shah is one of the most respectable, reputed and experienced banker in Kenya. He is the founder Chairman of I&M Bank, which has operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Mauritius. He also chairs many other business interests of the group. His standing and integrity provides a lot of credibility to the company. A true visionary, he guides and inspires GA’s future growth path.

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S.B.R. Shah, MBS

Non-Executive Director

M. Soundararajan
M. Soundararajan

Mr. Soudararajan has a long illustrious career in Banking and Insurance. He is one of the most experienced and well-known senior professionals in the financial sector in Kenya. He was the Managing Director of CFC Bank and has been in the past on the board of reputable insurance companies in Kenya and Tanzania. He has been instrumental in some of the successful mergers of Insurance Companies and Banks in the Kenyan market. Currently he is heading the Delta Corporation, a real estate property investment company affiliated to Reliance Industries Limited of India. He also chairs GA’s Board Audit Committee.

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M. Soundararajan

Non-Executive Director

Sarit S. Raja Shah
Sarit S. Raja Shah

Mr Shah holds a BSc in Economics and MSc in Internal Audit. Banker by profession, he is the Executive Director of I&M Bank. He brings the knowledge, experience and discipline of banking and financial sector to GA Insurance. He is also a member of GA’s Board Audit and Investment Committees. Mr. Sarit Shah’s presence on the GA board has generated a viable synergy between GA Insurance and I&M Bank.

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Sarit S. Raja Shah

Non-Executive Director

Joseph M. Kyungu
Joseph M. Kyungu

An insurance professional with a career of over 40 years with a reputed insurance company in Kenya. He brings a lot of insight and technical knowledge of insurance to GA.

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Joseph M. Kyungu

Non-Executive Director

Allan Dodd

Allan Dodd

Non-Executive Director

N.P. Kothari
N.P. Kothari

Mr. N. P. Kothari holds FCPS (Kenya) certification, FCIS. He serves as Group Secretary of Carbacid Investments Limited, Car & General (Kenya) Ltd and Apollo Investments Limited.

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N.P. Kothari

Company Secretary

Vijay Srivastava
Vijay Srivastava

A qualified insurance professional, he is post-graduate in Physics and Associate of Insurance Institute of India. Mr. Vijay has vast experience of over twenty-five years in various managerial positions in insurance industries in India, Tanzania and Kenya. His technical knowledge, flair in marketing and managerial skills has contributed in inculcating a new work culture in the company.

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Vijay Srivastava

Group Chief Executive Officer

Sandip Bhadury
Sandip Bhadury

Sandip holds a Master of Business Administration (Fulltime) degree from University of Bradford (UK). He is presently the CEO & Principal Officer of GA Insurance Ltd. His work experience spans over 15 years covering all facets of short term insurance across India, UK, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Swaziland, Rwanda and now in Kenya. He was also involved in setting up three start up insurance companies including two in non-English speaking countries in Africa. Apart from English, Sandip also speaks Portuguese, Hindi and Bengali. He is an avid reader of non-fictional books, a movie buff, likes trekking, cooking, and listening to world music, when he is not working. Sandip is a coffee aficionado and passionate about plant based diet systems.

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Sandip Bhadury

Chief Executive Officer

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