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  • JNPT acting Chairman Neeraj Bansal: Our SEZ serves every class of industry

    Government-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has been constantly improving across various parameters. During the financial year 2017-18, the port handled total cargo of 66 million tonnes and 4.83 million TEUs of traffic the highest ever container traffic handled by the port since its inception. Neeraj Bansal, acting Chairman of JNPT, wants to continue this pace of growth. He is optimistic that the port will continue to take steps that will fortify its position in the sector.  In a conversation

  • Kotak Life Managing Director G Murlidhar: We are very balanced company by design

    Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company (Kotak Life) was founded in 2001 as a 74:26 joint venture between Kotak Mahindra Group and Old Mutual. The bank acquired Old Mutual’s 26 per cent stake in October 2017, making the insurance entity a 100 per cent subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank. The acquisition further cemented massive growth expectations from the life insurance business. G Murlidhar, Kotak Life’s Managing Director, throws light on the performance of

  • IPRCL MD Anoop Kumar Agrawal: Railway and port manpower expertise is not easily available

    Last-mile connectivity is an important part of the port ecosystem and it is precisely for this function that the Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRCL) has been formed. In its third year of operations, the company with a unique mandate has many challenges and opportunities. Anoop Kumar Agrawal, MD, discusses the strategic relevance and constraints of his organisation in a chat with R N Bhaskar and Pankaj Joshi

  • INSA CEO Anil Devli: Indian shipping companies are growing and competing well, but mostly outside India

    The origin of the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) dates back to pre-independence times. It is a premier industry body representing the interests, growth aspirations and grievances of the domestic shipping industry. Anil Devli, CEO of INSA, explains the position of the local industry and what factors stunt the growth potential, in a chat with R N Bhaskar and Pankaj Joshi.

  • PSA expects to play a key role in ‘Sagarmala’: Mike Formoso

    PSA, a leading global player in port operations, is based out of Singapore which has been ranked the maritime capital of the world since 2015. PSA has port presence across Asia, Europe and both American continents. The Indian subsidiary, PSA India Pte, has operations across all four corners of the country.

  • Digit Insurance Chairman Kamesh Goyal: Tap the large untapped categories to make profits

    Having recognised the potential of insurtech space, players like Fairfax invested about Rs 660 crore in Digit Insurance, a new entrant. Since Digit Insurance’s inception in October 2017, the company has registered immense growth. The company did retail business worth Rs 60 crore and issued about 1.9 lakh policies in August 2018. Kamesh Goyal, Chairman, Digit Insurance, talks to Free Press Journal’s S Narayanan, about the

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    We want to grow fast and right – ABHICL Chief Executive Officer, Mayank Bathwal

    Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company (ABHICL), the sixth standalone health insurance company in India, began its journey in October 2016. In its first full year of operations (FY2017-18), it collected a record premium of close to Rs 250 crore and covered more than 1 million customers. ABHICL’s Chief Executive Officer, Mayank Bathwal, tells Free Press Journal’s S Narayanan and R N Bhaskar, how his company views the health insurance landscape

  • We will be among the top 10 in five years: Munish Sharda, MD and CEO, Future Generali India Life Insurance Company

    Munish Sharda joined Future Generali India Life Insurance Company (FGI-LI) as its Managing Director & CEO in January 2014. That was a challenging time for both the life insurance industry and FGI-LI.  In four years, both have made tremendous progress; FGI-LI is now looking to achieve chart-busting numbers on all fronts. Munish, in an interview with The Free Press Journal’s S. Narayanan and RN Bhaskar, talks

  • Mumbai is upgrading to a more reliable and world-class lifeline – MMRC MD Ashwini Bhide

    ‘Mumbai is upgrading’ — and many are waiting to see this upgrade. But in this process of upgrade, it did stumble at a few places but that didn’t stop or delay the project. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Ashwini Bhide, in an interview with Free Press Journal’s Jescilia Karayamparambil and R N Bhaskar, talks about the hiccups faced by the Metro 3 project (Colaba to Seepz).

  • New name, new logo, same old drive and values – Garware Technical Fibres

    Newly-rebranded Garware Technical Fibres, former Garware Wall Ropes that was established in 1976, has come a long way. The company takes pride in the manner in which it was set up by Padmashree Abasaheb Garware, grandfather of the present chairman and managing director Vayu Garware. 

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