Amit Malik, who was the chief people, operations and customer services officer, Aviva India, has been elevated to the position of chief executive officer and MD of the Company. Malik has confirmed the news to HRKatha.
Having joined Aviva India in 2012, as chief people officer, went on to become the chief people, operations and customer services officer in 2018, and has already spent eight years in the organisation. He will step into the shoes of Trevor Bull, who has returned to Aviva in the UK, after a six-year long tenure in India.
Malik has worked with big names, such as GlaxosmithKline, ABN Amro Bank and bank of America during his successful two-decade long career.
He was deputy manager – HR at GlaxosmithKline Consumer Healthcare for almost four years before he moved to American Express as manager, in 2003. After a four-year stint with American Express, Malik moved to ABN Amro Bank as VP-HR in 2007. Within two years he became vice president & HR business partner- retail bank. In 2010, Malik shifted to Bank of America, as vice president & HR business partner: consumer card ops, processing centres & enabling functions, where he supported a workforce of 4500 +across India and led an HR team of 17 human resource professionals. It was in December 2012 that Malik joined Aviva Life Insurance Company India, as CPO.
In his new role, Malik will “endeavor to grow and strengthen distribution, maintain focus on customers, and continue being an employer of choice.” With India’s life insurance landscape having evolved, Malik also hopes to “contribute meaningfully to make life insurance more inclusive and ensure that we work towards increasing financial literacy in India.”
This alumnus of the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, has completed a course in strategic human resources practices in the field of human resource development, from the School of Industrial & Labour Relations – Cornell University.
Malik is also trained in the the Art & Science of Coaching from the International Coach Federation