Global insurance group Howden has announced the appointment of Amit Agarwal as CEO, of Howden India, effective August 1.
Agarwal has succeeded Praveen Vashista as CEO, who will cease to be chairman.
Agarwal, who joined Howden India in 2019 as a managing director brings a wealth of experience and expertise in insurance brokerage to his new role. Prior to that, he served as director for JLT's Financial Lines and Credit & Political Risk team in Mumbai for four years. Previously, he also worked with Marsh, United Insurance Brokers Limited.
As CEO, Agarwal is expected to continue its drive for innovation and the expansion of its product offering, and will continue to embed local expertise in India for the benefit of its clients.
Under Agarwal's leadership, Howden India is poised to continue its relentless pursuit of innovation and the expansion of its product portfolio.
Last year, Howden received approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to increase its shareholding in Howden Insurance Brokers India from 49% to 100%.