Shri Vijay Kumar Sharma
Shri Vijay Kumar Sharma took charge as Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India on 16th December, 2016. Prior to his taking over as Chairman, he served as Chairman (In charge) from 16th September, 2016 and Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India from 1st November, 2013. From December 2010 to November 2013, he has been Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, LIC Housing Finance Limited (LICHFL), a premiere housing finance company in the country.
Shri Vijay Kumar Sharma, born on 19th December, 1958 is a post-graduate (M.Sc.) in Botany from Patna University. Shri Sharma joined LIC as Direct Recruit Officer in 1981 and has grown with the Corporation since then. He has held various challenging assignments pan India and in all operational streams including in-charge positions at different levels. Working across length and breadth of the country has added immensely to his experience and honed his understanding of demographics of the country, socio-economic needs of different regions and multi-cultural challenges in implementation of Corporate objectives.
As MD & CEO of LIC HFL, he stabilized the operations of the company under most challenging circumstances of negative media glare, intense scrutiny by Regulator & others and turned it around to be the best Housing Finance Company in 2011.
He has been an inspirational leader who utilizes negotiation skills gained over thirty six years of extensive experience in insurance and financial sectors and strongly connects to the grass root levels, believes in bottom-up approach and has the ability to see the Big Picture and translate it to reality. He is known as Growth Leader, leading the Organisation to surge ahead and turnaround on its growth path in all the segments of performance.