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Held in India’s financial capital on March 23 & 24, 2018, the conference witnessed participation from the leading lights of the business-law fraternity who exchanged notes on how the industry can adapt itself to evolving government policy to attract greater investment into the country

Adding to its already impressive repertoire, Legal Era Magazine organized the 7th Annual GENNEXT Business Congress 2018 in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The Conclave, held at Hotel Taj Lands End, was spread out over March 23 and 24, 2018 and saw meaningful participation from top GCs, business professionals, promoters of companies, directors, CEOs, and lawyers from different parts of the world. There were as many as 25 concurrent panels and plenaries over the course of the two days led by national and international speakers of renown.

The inaugural session of the Conclave was aptly titled, “Business & Law, Impact Of Regulatory Regimes, Global Developments & Future Strategies,” and saw the likes of Anand Desai, President, TiE Mumbai, & Managing Partner, DSK Legal; Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms; and Geoffrey D. Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide, & Member, BlackRock Canada IRC; Consulting Editor, Legal Era Magazine taking to the stage to elaborate on the central theme and objective of the Conclave. Aakriti Raizada, Founder & Managing Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group, India, declared the conference open with a warm welcome to all attendees. “The two-day 7th Annual GENNEXT Business & Law Congress 2018 has been conceptualized and constructed with a view to precipitating a collective voice on what should be the desired regulatory framework and what should be the approach of major stakeholders towards it...”, she said.




Secretary General
Life Insurance Council

CA. V. Manickam, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, is serving as Secretary of Life Insurance Council after his retirement from the services of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC of India). He has put in around 3 decades of service in Life Insurance Corporation of India in various capacities, the notable ones being;

1. Managing Director and CEO, LIC Pension Fund, Mumbai;
2. Executive Director (Investment Monitoring & Accounting) Central Office, Mumbai;
3. Additional Executive Director (Investment);
4. Chief (Investment)
5. Secretary (Investment);
6. Divisional Manager I/C, Vellore Division and Sr. Div. Manager, Chennai Division I ⅈ
7. 15 years, - Middle and junior management positions;
8. He started his career in Life Insurance Corporation of India in Nagpur in 1983; and
9. Practiced as a Chartered Accountant in Chennai prior to joining LIC of India.

While in LIC of India, he represented the organisation on the Boards of IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd, Tidel Park Ltd, EID Parry (India) Ltd. and The India Cements Ltd. He was in various committees set up by IRDAI, PFRDA and ICAI.

Presently, he is independent Director on the Board of EID Parry Limited, The India Cements Limited, India Cements Capital Limited, ICL Financial Services Limited, Trinetra Cement Limited, Trishul Concrete Products Limited, Additional Director -BFSI SSC, Outside Financial Expert on the Investment Board of Postal Life Insurance.

He is representing the Council in various Committees/Sub-Groups set up by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and IRDAI.



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