Antony Jacob is the Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company. Apollo Munich is a joint venture between Apollo Hospitals Group (Asia’s Largest Health Care Group) and Munich Health (Part of Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurer).
As CEO, Antony is immensely focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience and on uncomplicating health insurance for all. Antony is assisted in this mission by a committed team of motivated employees. Apollo Munich has been recognized for two years running as a ‘Great Place to Work’. Since he joined in April 2009, the company has gone from strength to strength, and was the #1 private health insurer by Incremental GWP in the financial year 2011-12.
He believes that Health Insurance has the potential to generate a significant amount of benefit to society, while also being a sound business proposition. A thought leader in the Insurance industry, Antony uses over 27 years of professional experience to lead Apollo Munich while also being a strong voice for the development of the Insurance industry in India.
Before joining Apollo Munich, Antony was Regional Finance Director, Asia & Middle East, based in Dubai, for the RSA Group. Between 2004 and 2007, he served as Managing Director of Royal Sundaram Alliance General Insurance in Chennai, where he played an important part in making it the first private general insurer to enter the Indian market since liberalization.
Earlier, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in companies such as ITC, the Continental Grain (now part of Cargill) and the RSA group working in the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand.
Born in Chennai, Antony is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from Loyola College, Chennai.
He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO International) and is an avid sportsman who enjoys a game of tennis or golf in his spare time.
Antony is married to Uma and they have one daughter and one son.
KEY ATTRIBUTES THAT MAKE HIM A LEADER
- Leading innovation and thought leadership in the health insurance industry in India.
- Led from the front to keep customer service at the core of the business.
- Instrumental in building the most promising health insurance brand in India.
- In-depth knowledge of the Indian insurance industry and its back-end operations.