Acko announces new appointments in strategic roles

Bengaluru: Insurance technology company Acko has announced the expansion of its management team with four new senior appointments in human resources, marketing, partnerships, and operations-claims, said a company statement issued today. Bhupendra Joshi will head the talent function; Ashwin Ramaswamy has joined as the head of partnerships; Kavita Chowkimane as vice-president of marketing and Brijesh Unnithan has been recently onboarded as head of operations-claims.

The new appointments will play a vital role in building a stronger consumer brand, forging deeper and wider partnerships, attracting and retaining top talent.

“We are excited to expand our management team which is synonymous with our growth. These are all experienced leaders with a proven track record and a combination of diverse skill sets. Our team mix is an eclectic blend of people from the consumer tech and insurance industries. It’s the best of both worlds,” said Ruchi Deepak, co-founder of Acko.

Bhupendra Joshi has joined the company as the head of HR. In his career, he held leadership HR positions in Indian and MNC corporates such as TCS and JPMorgan Chase. He was also instrumental in building the HR function at DailyHunt, a unicorn in the internet media space.

With deep expertise in strategy and marketing in technology, telecom and retail domains, Ashwin Ramaswamy joins Acko as the head of partnerships. He has held leadership positions at Bharti Airtel, Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Jubilant Retail, in addition to the entrepreneurial experience of launching startup Mubble, a consumer technology company.

Having worked with both established organisations as well as startups, the new VP of marketing, Kavita Chowkimane, has demonstrated expertise in setting up as well as scaling brand management and customer acquisition strategies.

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The most recent addition, Brijesh Unnithan, joins Acko as the head of operations-claims. Before joining Acko, he was leading the India business of car rental and subscription startup Zoomcar.

Acko is backed by Amazon, Accel, Catamaran Ventures, SAIF Partners, Swiss Re Transamerica Ventures and seasoned investors like Ashish Dhawan, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Hemendra Kothari, Atul Nishar, Rajeev Gupta, Venk Krishnan, and Subba Rao. Its latest round of funding has also added Binny Bansal, RPS ventures and Intact Ventures to its list of investors.



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