Amit Kalra

Swiss Re GBS India Pvt Ltd

Amit Kalra is a Managing Director at Swiss Re group, currently leading the group's Global Business Solution Centre in Bangalore, with over 1600 employees working across the entire re/insurance value chain. As the head of this business, technology, and operations hub of Swiss Re group, Amit is responsible, along with his counterparts, to help accelerate Swiss Re's competitiveness in the market by excelling in core business and technology capabilities and enabling transformation through R&D-focused initiatives, innovation, and differentiation. Amit joined Swiss Re in 2007 and went on to establish and head the Economic Research & Consulting India team. He later took on leadership role for analytics and non-life actuarial teams.

In the previous role, he was the Head of Strategic Initiatives Bangalore, where he was responsible for growth, strategy, and capability build-up initiatives.

Amit is the author of several global studies published under Swiss Re's sigma publications on trends in emerging markets, covering topics such as food security, micro insurance, and urbanization. He also led the global Swiss Re startup initiative, InsurTech Accelerator, which curated innovative ideas and solutions in the re/insurance sector in collaboration with startups. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Amit led the Strategic Research Group for GE Insurance solutions at GE Capital. Amit is an executive member of NASSCOM national GCC Council and chair of NASSCOM Karnataka GCC council. He is also President South Chapter of Swiss India Chambers of Commerce. Amit holds a master’s degree in business economics from University of Delhi. He is a certified Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Reinsurance from The Institutes, United States.