Ashok Suvarna is the Chief Distribution Officer, at Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (ABSLI). In his role he is responsible for providing leadership to Insurance Sales and Distribution, Strategic Initiatives, Business Development and Digital Initiatives team. Prior to taking over Distribution during the lockdown period, he was the Chief Operations Officer, responsible for managing the Customer Life Cycle including Underwriting and Claim Management. He is part of the Leadership Team at ABSLI and is involved in rolling out growth strategies of the Company.
Ashok comes with an experience of over 25 years in the Financial Services industry. He has experience in setting-up and managing teams across functional areas including Technology, Operations, Projects and Quality Assurance. Prior to joining ABSLI, Ashok was EVP & COO at Birla Sun Asset Management Company Ltd., where he provided leadership to Operations, Technology, Service and Marketing teams. Before joining the Aditya Birla Group, he was Senior Vice- President & Head - Operations at ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited, where he was responsible for Operations, Projects & Quality Assurance and was also involved in pan-Asia projects of Prudential Funds Management. He has also been associated with SBI Funds Management Ltd and MIRC Electronics in various capacities.