Odia Officer Siddhartha Mohanty To Be Next LIC Chairperson

New Delhi: Odia Officer Siddhartha Mohanty has been named as the next chairperson of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). Mohanty is the first Odia to head the insurance behemoth.

The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB), the headhunter for directors of state-owned banks and financial institutions, on Thursday selected him to head the biggest insurance firm.

As per the guidelines, the chairman is selected from the four managing directors of the company.

After interviewing four candidates based on their overall experience and extant parameters on March 23, 2023, FSIB recommended Siddhartha Mohanty for the position of Chairperson in LIC of India, the Bureau said in a statement.

Currently, Siddhartha Mohanty, managing director of LIC, is the acting chairman of the country’s biggest life insurance firm after the completion of the term of MR Kumar on March 13, 2023. The final decision on the FSIB recommendation will be taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mohanty would have retired on June 30, 2023 had he not been selected by the FSIB. However, as a chairman of LIC he would serve till the age of 62 years.

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