8 December 2017, Bengaluru: Mr. Neelesh Garg, MD and CEO of TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited visited Academy of BFSI to motivate the second batch of young achievers in the insurance space and to guide them in the right direction.
Building a career in insurance
Sharing his own inspirational story of how he built a name for himself in the insurance sector, Mr. Neelesh walked down the memory lane explaining that no dream is too big. He recalled how he managed to get a seat in IIM-Bangalore despite having studied in a small town. “There is no substitute to hard work”, he rightly said. Citing an example of corporate setups, Mr. Neelesh mentioned how a 30-minute meeting doesn’t necessarily mean only 30 minutes of hard work or brainstorming. It often requires two-three hours of work being put together prior to the meeting to make it a success.
Another contributing factor to one’s success, Mr. Neelesh pointed out is humility. He mentioned that a company’s success is the result of the blood and sweat of the team who brings it that glory. It involves the hard work of several people, not just the MD or CEO. So it is essential to treat both your seniors and juniors with respect and humility.
Lastly, it is essential to enjoy what you are doing. “What does your heart beat for? What is it that you desire in your career in insurance?” Mr. Neelesh questioned. He advised that it is essential to find these answers and most importantly to enjoy your work.
TATA AIG and Manipal’s joint initiative
Talking about brand Manipal and why TATA AIG chose to join hands with the group, Mr. Neelesh mentioned is the stature earned by Manipal in the field of education. He also stressed that Manipal’s focus on choosing quality over everything else makes it a front-runner in the field of education. He expressed his joy and pride of being associated with Manipal Global Academy of BFSI, which is recognised for its ‘first-day, first-hour productivity’.
Mr. Neelesh concluded the event with an interactive question and answer session with the excited students all ready to begin a fulfilling career in insurance. He cleared their doubts and wished them the best for their future.
About TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited
TATA AIG General Life Insurance Company Limited was launched in 2001. It is a result of the joint partnership between American Internal Group (AIG) and the Tata Group. The company specializes in offering several kinds of general insurance covers suiting both business and individual needs. Their notable services for individuals include motor insurance, health insurance, home insurance, rural-agricultural insurance, and travel insurance. The product range consists of general liability insurance, professional and general liability insurance, and directors and officers liability insurance among the corporate offerings.