Edelweiss Tokio Life gets Saba Adil as CHRO

Prior to joining Edelweiss Tokio Life, Adil was associated with Raheja QBE GI as its chief people, risk and marketing officer


Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, has announced the appointment of Saba Adil as its new chief human resource officer (CHRO). In the new role, Adil will oversee the implementation of the organisation’s people strategy. She will also collaborate closely with the leadership team to effectively attract, nurture, and retain skilled individuals in order to cultivate a culture that is both inclusive and focused on growth.

With a career spanning over two decades in HR, Adil has managed business roles across financial sector such as operations, customer service, risk, and marketing. Prior to joining Edelweiss Tokio Life, Adil was associated with Raheja QBE GI as its chief people, risk and marketing officer.

 She has also held many leadership positions at different companies such as Avanse Financial Services, Aegon Life Insurance, and MGL.   

Her longest stint was with Aegon Life where she was associated with the company for a good 12 years as its chief people and operating officer. Within her leadership, she spearheaded various initiatives aimed at transforming the organisational culture, making it a top digital insurer by leveraging the right talent. She successfully implemented agile work methodologies at the workplace, introduced modern people practices, and developed a compensation framework that aligned with the company’s strategic goals. 

Welcoming Adil in the new role, Sumit Rai, MD & CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance expressed his excitement to have Adil in the leadership team. “With Saba’s impressive experience, I am certain we will see significant improvement in organisational capabilities, which will bring us closer to the long-term goals set for our company,” he added. 

 Replying to the warm wishes, Saba Adil, chief human resource officer, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, expressed her desire  to further develop upon this foundation by encouraging employees to embrace learning, growth, and innovation within the company. “We want to keep building an organisation which fosters an inclusive environment for its people and promotes an emotional connect with the company,” she asserted.

Saba Adil holds a master’s degree in human resources, HRM, from AMU. In addition, she has earned a Stanford LEAD: corporate innovation certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

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