PERMANENT FACULTY PROFILE DETAILS
Dr. GEORGE E THOMAS
Dr. George E. Thomas is a Ph.D. in Management from University of Pune. His qualifications include MBA, MA(English), MA(Sociology), FIII, BGL, Diploma in Insurance Law and Diploma in PR & Advertising. He is Fellow Life Member of Indian Council of Arbitration and Life Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration. He has authored two books, presented papers at international/ national conferences and written insurance related articles for refereed journals and magazines. He is Guest faculty at National Insurance Academy, Pune and Directorate of Commercial Audit (RTC), Mumbai. He joined the General Insurance Industry in 1985 as direct recruit Officer in Tariff Advisory Committee (TAC). He has exposure to different areas of non-life insurance, particularly insurance regulation, product design and approval (at TAC &IRDA), tariff administration and health insurance. He has worked on different committees on technical aspects of non-life insurance.
Ms. ARCHANA VAZE
Prof. Archana Vaze has done her Engineering in Computer Technology from Nagpur University and M.B.A. in Finance & Marketing from IIT Madras. She is an Associate Member of the Insurance Institute of India and AICPCU Certificant for INS 21. Professor Vaze has rich experience in the Insurance Industry in the underwriting, business strategy, process management and planning areas. She has worked with SBI General and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance earlier. Prof. Vaze worked as a Manager Underwriting for Corporate & SME, and was the Line Head of Maharashtra and Goa with SBI General Insurance. Prior to SBI she was working as Senior Manager-Commercial Underwriting for the Mumbai Zonal Office of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd. Prof. Vaze’s corporate exposure includes a stint with TCS as a Systems Analyst and Domain Expert in Insurance Vertical. Her research interests include Equity Research on Indian Life Insurance industry and analyzing trends in Property Insurance. She is also a Co-Researcher of an ongoing Research Project on Property Insurance conducted under the aegis of the General Insurance Corporation of India.
Dr. S KUTTY
Dr. Shashidharan Kutty is one of the few Ph.D. holders in the country in the area of Life Insurance. He is part of the Insurance Institute of India (III) as its Faculty (Research). He has authored a well known book ‘Managing Life Insurance’, published by Prentice Hall. His second book, ‘The Barefoot Wealth Manager’ was published by Vikas Publications. He has presented papers at various national and international forums and published articles and papers in professional journals. He possesses a passion for teaching. Dr. Kutty started his insurance career in 1985 as a Direct Recruit Officer with the Life Insurance Corporation of India till he moved to the AICAR Business School where he held positions of Professor and Director from 2003 to 2015. He was also a mentor and management consultant for FLYJAC Logistics, a leading logistics company in India and part of the Hitachi Group. Dr. Kutty has been responsible for developing III’s ‘Certificate Program for Advanced Insurance Marketing’ (CPAIM), which is an advanced course for those who want to specialize in insurance marketing, spanning 3levels and 16 papers. He has also authored III’s IC 33Course, a mandatory pre requisite for becoming life insurance agents. Dr. Kutty’s research interests include life insurance, micro-insurance, customer relationship, marketing and various management topics. Dr. Kutty has been part of a consortium research project on the impact of Indian regulations on micro - insurance for the GIZ. He can be contacted at
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