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Up the ranks: Aptia introduces Roopa Abraham Kochhar as its first-ever Chief People Officer

Up the ranks: Aptia introduces Roopa Abraham Kochhar as its first-ever Chief People Officer

With more than 20 years’ experience in HR, Roopa will be responsible for building Aptia’s people team and its capabilities globally across the UK, US, India, and Portugal.

Aptia has introduced Roopa Abraham Kochhar as its first-ever Chief People Officer to join its growing team.

Prior to joining the pensions and health & benefits administrator, newly established in January 2024, Roopa has accumulated seven years of experience in diverse HR leadership roles within the Allianz Group in Munich. Her career journey commenced with Allianz’s greenfield JV in India, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, where she served as the Head of HR until 2013. 

She then had a brief stint with Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) India in 2013 as Director HR before moving back to Allianz Group HQ in Munich in 2016 as Head of HR and Change (Allianz SE); before taking on the role of Global Head of HR and Change for Allianz Partners in 2019.

With more than 20 years of experience in HR, Roopa will be responsible for building Aptia’s people team and its capabilities globally across the UK, US, India, and Portugal.

Commenting on her new role, Roopa said: "I am delighted to be a part of Aptia and am joining a very impressive team that is well established within the financial services sector. I bring with me a wealth of experience and am delighted to continue the growth of Aptia by attracting the best talent in the field and developing a workplace culture that is built on the foundations of a people first mentality."

Bala Viswanathan, Aptia Founder and CEO, added: "Roopa is a fantastic hire for Aptia, an appointment that will be instrumental in the growth of the business globally.

"Roopa has had an impressive career and her experience and expertise will not only bring a variety of strengths to Aptia’s workplace culture, but will continue our journey in attracting the very best talent within the industry."


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