IT was celebration time, with cakes and happy faces announcing the commemoration of 10 years of Chola MS. In 2003, Cholamandalam had anticipated the volume of general insurance industry to rise to Rs 45,000 crore over the decade and that there would be scope for private players to play a lead role. To tap this attractive growth it had signed a JV with Mitsui Sumitomo (MSI), the largest insurance group of Japan. Today it’s Gross Written Premium (GWP) is Rs 1350 crore.
S S Gopalarathnam, Managing Director-Chola MS, cited plans for expansion in the retail health portfolio from Rs 50 crore to Rs 500 crore over the next year. The theme of T3-Trust, Transparency and Technology echoes throughout the organisation, Chola MS plans to race ahead to become Top 5 in size and Top 3 in profitability in the next five years and to scale up the GWP to Rs 2500 crore in two years.