United India Insurance names Girija Kumar as chairman and managing director

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United India Insurance names Girija Kumar as chairman and managing director
India’s Finance Ministry has given its approval for the promotion of United India Insurance’s director and general manager AV Girija Kumar as the new chairman and managing director of the company, effective immediately.
 
Girija Kumar has 37 years of experience in the general insurance industry, having begun his career with New India Insurance in 1980. He joined state-owned insurer United India Insurance as general manager in 2015.

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“The Ministry of Finance has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of chairman and managing director to AV Girija Kumar, director and general manager,” a press release from the company said.

In September 2016, the Indian government had already called for interviews for candidates regarding the vacant posts of several state-owned insurance companies, including United India Insurance. However, these were abruptly cancelled, causing confusion among the insurance sector leaders.


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