T S Vijayan, Chairman
Mr. T S Vijayan took charge as Chairman of Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India on 21st February 2013.
Before assuming charge as Chairman, IRDA, Mr. Vijayan worked in various capacities in the Life Insurance Corporation of India and took over as its Chairman in 2006. He took charge as Chairman of LIC when competition was at its peak upon opening of insurance sector in 2001. He steered LIC deftly through the changing scenario and with him at the helm of affairs, LIC has grown from strength to strength.
His career in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) started as a Direct Recruit Officer in the year 1977 and some of the important assignments held by him were Managing Director of LIC, Executive Director (IT & BPR), Director & Chief Executive of LICHFL Carehomes. His specialization includes Information Technology, HR & Marketing. As the first Director & Chief Executive of LICHFL Carehomes, a subsidiary of LIC, he was instrumental in designing systems for a new venture of community living centres for senior citizens. He was the architect of the concept of Satellite Offices in LIC which brought about a revolution in customer service.
He attended several national and international seminars in the areas of Information Technology, Strategic Management, Corporate Governance, Financial Management, Value creation in Service industry etc. He has received extensive training in Business Schools like Indian School of Business and apex training institutes like NIA, MDC etc. He is on the board of many Financial Institutions in the country.
Mr. T S Vijayan pursued his education in Kerala and holds a special graduate degree from Kerala University. He also holds a Diploma in Management.
He has a passion for enhancing insurance awareness and making insurance affordable to all sections of the population.
Mr. Thai Salas Vijayan was born on 25th February 1953 at Kalliyoor, Kerala to Mr. Salas and Mrs. Loise Thai. His spouse’s name is Mrs. Gladis Vijayan and they have a daughter and a son.