The D&O Diary’s overseas assignment continued this week with a stop in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. I was in Mumbai to participate in the annual Bima Gyaan Symposium, an educational and networking event for the professional liability insurance industry in India. As reflected in the pictures below, the event was once again well-attended and was a great success.


The name Bima Gyaan means “insurance knowledge” in Sanskrit. The annual Bima Gyaan event, which is co-sponsored by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), is the premier professional liability insurance event in India. It was a pleasure and honor to be able to speak on the topic of D&O Claims Trends and Developments. I always enjoy speaking to and meeting with this group. The audience is young, attentive, and interested. I was pleased to find that so many of the audience members read The D&O Diary. I would like to thank the event committee for inviting me to participate in this event again this year, particularly Suresh B of Trans Asia Advisors and Uttara Vaid of Uttara Vaid Advisory.


This is a picture of all of the event speakers as well as the event committee. Suresh B, who was a great host during my Mumbai visit, is standing to my left in the picture.


The turnout for this event, on a rainy Monday, was great. The room was full. It was really an honor for me to be able to speak at this event again this year.


Making a presentation at the Bima Gyaan Symposium



This is a picture with Uttara Vaid, who acted as the Master of Ceremonies at the event. Uttara was also a great host while I was in Mumbai.


Here is a picture with my good friends Nilam Sharma and Aruno Rajaratnam. Nilam, an attorney in London, was one of the event speakers. Aruno is of course the grandmother of D&O in Asia.


With Shweta Gadia, Priyesh Pradhan, and Nimitt Vora, all of whom are with HDFC ERGO General Insurance.


With Vaidyanath B of SBI General Insurance Company Limited


With Mayank Sharma of Anand Rathi Insurance Brokers


With Kshitij Chautre and Himanshu Lalit Shards of Tata AIG