Tata AIG General Insurance Company (Tata AIG General) has appointed Gaurav Garg as the managing director of the company effective July 1, 2007. Garg currently is the vice president (field operations) of AIG, New York. He will succeed Michael Carlin who is relocating to Northern Ireland with his family on account of personal reasons.
Based in Mumbai, Garg will be responsible for providing overall leadership for managing the operations of Tata AIG General in India and will be responsible for driving all business and market development activities.
Commenting on these changes Farrokh Kavarana, chairman, Tata AIG General Insurance Company said, "We welcome Mr Garg on board as he takes over the reins from Mr Carlin as the managing director of Tata AIG General Insurance. We would like to thank Mr Carlin for his contribution during his tenure in India and wish him success for the future. Mr Garg was a part of the startup team in the year 2000 of Tata AIG General Insurance Company, as the Personal Lines Profit Centre head. Since 2004, in AIG New York, he has been a part of various multifunctional task forces set up to improve operations and transfer best practices. With solid domestic and international experience, Mr Garg is well equipped to build on the momentum that the company has achieved over the last six years and we wish him all the best as he takes on this challenging assignment."
Before joining Tata AIG, Garg has had a long career with the National Insurance Company of India, where he held various responsibilities. Garg has completed an MBA from the University of Lucknow in India and is also a fellow of the Insurance Institute of India.