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Mrs. Ritu Arora

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Director Investments and Procurem...

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Local Address:  Gurgaon , Haryana , India
Company Description: Canara Bank was established in 1906, and has completed over a century of operations in the Indian banking industry. It is recognized today as the largest...   more

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  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research
  • Osmania University
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About Us | Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, 18 Aug 2015 [cached]
Ritu Arora Chief Investment Officer & Head - Procurement
Ritu Arora
Chief Investment Officer & Head - Procurement
Ritu Arora is a founder member. he has over 16 years of experience and has been in the insurance sector ever since it opened up to private players. Prior to her current role, Ritu was heading the Investment function at MetLife India Insurance.
Ritu has played a key role in launching and taking Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance from strength to strength. As the Chief Investments Officer, she has successfully established and developed the Investments function, with the objective of maximizing shareholder and policyholder return. She leads a team of highly qualified and motivated fund managers and analysts. The company has delivered strong and consistent fund performance across all unit-linked portfolios and demonstrates strong CAGR outperformance over benchmarks.
Ritu also has the additional responsibility of the Procurements function. Her focus is to centralize the function, deliver end-to-end vendor experience and management.
Ritu is a Post Graduate in Management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, and has completed ICWAI (Institute of Cost and Works Accountants), securing all India 32nd rank. She is also a University Gold medalist.
Ritu ..., 10 Dec 2015 [cached]
Ritu Arora
Ms. Ritu Arora is a Founder Member, Director and Chief Investment Officer of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company. She also looks after the investment governance of HSBC insurance business in China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
She leads a team of highly qualified fund managers and analysts who manage assets invested in Indian equity and debt markets. She has a deep understanding of global and domestic economics and its impact on financial markets.
She has a rich experience in BFSI and FMCG industries and is the founding member of two very successful start-ups in India, MetLife Insurance and Canara HSBC Life Insurance. In the past, she has shouldered diverse finance, strategy and treasury responsibilities with reputed companies like Coca Cola India, Gillette India Ltd and Marico.
She was awarded "Leading Women in Finance" by Women in Leadership Forum India 2012 and "Women Leader of Choice" award by WILL (Forum for Women in Leadership) in 2013. She is frequently interviewed by electronic and print media as an economy and capital markets expert.
Ms. Arora is deeply passionate about coaching and mentoring and as an Executive Coach, coaches CEOs and senior professionals. She was University gold medallist and lady topper. She is also Member, ICWAI (Institute of Cost and Works Accountants). She has also done a Post graduate programme in Executive Coaching from CFI (Coaching Foundation of India) in 2013.
Ritu Arora
Ritu Arora
Board of Directors | HCL Infosystems, 14 June 2015 [cached]
Ritu Arora Independent and Non Executive Director
Mrs. Ritu Arora is a respected professional, vastly experienced in the BFSI and FMCG industries, with a career spanning 19 years. She has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets, with a passion for coaching and mentoring. As an economy specialist she has deep appreciation of emerging global and domestic macro-economic trends and their business impact. She has held key responsibilities such as Investment management and governance, P&L strategy, corporate finance, Strategic tie ups, merger and acquisitions, treasury, procurement etc. She is also presently the Non Executive Director of Canara Bank Securities Ltd.
Mrs. Arora is founding member of one of the fastest growing life insurance company Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co Ltd where she holds the responsibility of Chief Investment Officer and Head Procurements. Here she and her team manage over Rs.10,000 cr. of capital market investments.
Mrs. Arora has worked with some of the most respected FMCG companies. She began her career in 1996 at Marico Industries, and later moved to Gillette India Limited. In 2002, she joined Coca Cola India treasury. During these years she had extensive exposure to different corporate Finance responsibilities, commercial finance, treasury, mergers & acquisitions, export markets etc.
After successful assignments in the FMCG industry, Mrs. Arora moved to the BFSI industry when she joined MetLife India Insurance in 2004 to head Investment and Treasury. Here she played an important role in launching ULIPS, strategic distribution tie-ups and piloted and implemented the global investment management system in India.
Mrs. Arora has been widely recognized by the industry as economy and capital markets expert, and has been frequently featured in the national business media. She was awarded "Leading Women in Finance" by Women in Leadership Forum India and "Women Leader of Choice" Award in 2013 by WILL. She is a frequent speaker at CII and ASSOCHAM industry conferences and Women in Leadership Forum. She was also invited to speak at the Asia Investment Summit for Insurance in Singapore in 2013 and 2014 wherein her recent presentation on Currency Turmoil was very much appreciated.
Mrs. Arora has a passion for coaching and mentoring senior management talent. She has a post graduate in Executive Coaching from CFI and has been certified in Mentoring by the Indian School of Business.
An alumnus of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research(1996), Mrs. Arora is a graduate of commerce and a gold medalist lady topper from Osmania University. She is also a post graduate from ICWAI (Institute of Cost and Works Accountants).
Expect Q4 numbers to be tepid ..., 9 April 2015 [cached]
Expect Q4 numbers to be tepid and dull: Ritu Gangrade Arora, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co EnterprisingAsiaadmin
Expect Q4 numbers to be tepid and dull: Ritu Gangrade Arora, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co
Ritu Arora, CIO, Canara ..., 10 July 2013 [cached]
Ritu Arora, CIO, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance in an interview with ET Now shares the same view that market might not go anywhere this week.
"Personally, I think that market will be range-bound not only this week but for many weeks to come because a tug-of-war which is pretty much at this point in a bearish territory," she added.
Arora is of the view that the valuations of many sectors are still attractive and hence there will be a tug-of-war wherein market may face some correction and then there will be some up tick.
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