Currently, as CEO at HDFC International Life and Re, a global life reinsurer based in DIFC Dubai, Sameer oversees strategic planning, operational excellence and implementation of effective operating models, aimed at delivering sustainable performance over a period. The HDFC Group’s first international subsidiary is HDFC Life’s (re)insurance arm in the DIFC and is regulated by the Dubai financial Services Authority (DFSA).
Previously, in his 16-year stint with HDFC Life, Sameer takes up a vision by creating a compelling confidence building objective that encourages sign-up and later transforms it into reality through successful tactical and strategic inputs.
He intuitively manages complex situations with his ability to navigate through multiple set of possible outcomes and uses his multi-faceted work experience to select directions that are most aligned to the organizational/group philosophy. Sameer was involved across multiple functions including process, operations, learning & development, agency sales, bancassurance, strategic alliances and international business.
Within HDFC Life, he has essayed multiple senior leadership roles, having headed the zonal business functions in large geographies of the country, apart from spending a significant part of his career in building up and managing the organization’s 500 strong branch operations network in India.
Sameer holds a Bachelor degree in economics and a Masters in Management Studies (finance), both from Mumbai University.