Akhila Srinivasan is the Managing Director of Shriram Life Insurance Company and Director at Shriram Capital, the holding company for Shriram Group. She was named among the ‘Top 50 Asia’s Power Businesswomen’ in 2015 by Forbes and was among the six Indians to make it to this list. She is also the recipient of Outstanding Women Professional Award (2000–01) instituted by the FICCI.
Akhila Srinivasan had joined Shriram Investments in 1986 as executive trainee. She became the company’s managing director in 2000. She served as Director of Take Solutions between 2003 and 2006. From 2006, Akhila worked as the Director of Shriram Transport Finance Company. Akhila Srinivasan became the managing director of Shriram Life Insurance in 2005.
In addition to the corporate roles, she served as the Honorary Consul for the Netherlands between 2005 and 2012. Akhila Srinivasan had also served the Art of Living foundation as State President for its Tamil Nadu Chapter from 2004 to 2011.
Shriram Foundation, a social welfare arm of the Shriram Group was founded under her leadership in 1993. She is also the Managing Trustee of GiveLife, an NGO working to provide education to the financially underprivileged children in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Awards and recognition
- 2015-Included in Forbes list of Asia’s 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’. Forbes had mentioned her as the role in making Shriram Life Insuranceas “one of top five players in its industry in India in terms of profitability”.
- 2010 and 2007- Included in the list of Business Today’s ’30 Most Powerful Women’
- 2000-01 Outstanding Woman Professional Award