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Discover the Leadership team leading BIDV MetLife to help change the way Vietnamese’s experience life insurance

Mr. Le Trung Thanh | Chairman of BIDV MetLife Insurance LLC

Mr. Le Trung Thanh was appointed Chairman of BIDV MetLife Life Insurance LLC in Sept 2016. Mr. Thanh is also Deputy CEO of BIDV being in charge of Retails Banking.

In 1988, Mr. Thanh started working at State Bank (An Giang branch), and then joined BIDV in 1992 and has taken different managerial roles: Deputy Director of An Giang branch-BIDV Bank (1993-2002); Executive Deputy Director of An Giang branch -BIDV Bank; Director of Nam Ky Khoi Nghia branch -BIDV Bank (2004-2014). In July 2014, Mr Thanh was appointed Deputy CEO of BIDV Bank, in charge of Retails Banking.

Mr. Le Trung Thanh has many years of experiences in banking industry, especially in retails area. He holds Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering and has Master Degree in Economics; Mr Thanh has also joined many in-depth training courses on banking at home and abroad.

Mr. Gaurav Sharma | CEO, BIDV MetLife Life Insurance LLC

Gaurav Sharma was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BIDV MetLife in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Gaurav served as Head of Operations for the Designated Markets for MetLife, where he oversaw critical Insurance functions like Customer Service, Underwriting, Claims, New Business Operations and Policy Administration across 7 markets.

He joined MetLife in May 2007 at PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Privacy and Business Information Security Officer, Gaurav played a significant role in developing MetLife’s strategy and growth in India.

In 2011, following the signing of MetLife’s joint-venture with PNB (one of the largest state owned banks in India with 7000+ branches, 80 Million customers and 70,000 employees), Gaurav led the partnership as it introduced bancassurance across 5000 PNB branches nationwide.

In addition to leading the cultural integration of the partnership, Gaurav also drove customer engagement and acquisition at bank branches while innovating and implementing single point sales & customer service through digitization. During his tenure, the partnership attained several milestones, including, new business insurance premiums of USD $150 Million and acquisition of 150,000 customers.

With over 20 years of experience in financial services with numerous global firms, Gaurav has led several teams to success in the areas of innovation in distributor servicing, agency development, cost optimization, policy administration and system migrations, underwriting and product design, operations and customer service transformation, M&A integration and new market entry.

He holds a Master’s in Business Law (National Law School of India) and is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). He also completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Mr. Shariq Hoda  | Chief Distribution Officer

Mr. Shariq Hoda is the Chief Distribution officer of BIDV MetLife and is responsible for sales and distribution for the company.

Shariq has more than 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry across Retail Banking, Life Insurance, Securities and Wealth Management with expertise in the areas of sales & distribution, business development and planning & execution. Shariq started his career in the banking sector in India with ANZ Grindlays bank where he worked as a relationship manager and sales manager for Asset sales in the retail banking division for 5 years. Having joined the Life Insurance industry in 2001 in India, Shariq has extensive experience in recruitment of Agents and Leaders and spent 7 years in India with Tata AIA Life where he covered a variety of senior roles including National Head-Franchise Channel. Following this, he spent 6 years in the Wealth Management and Securities field with Fullerton Securities and Religare Securities as well as a stint in the UAE with Dunia Finance as Segment Head of Sales before joining Metlife in 2014.

Shariq has a graduate degree in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra , India and has completed his  MBA from  Indian Institute of Management  Bangalore , India. 

Mr. Luu Anh Tuan | Chief Actuary/ Appointed Actuary

Tuan has joined BIDV MetLife since September 2017.

Tuan has nearly 15 years’ experience on Vietnam life insurance market, with over 10 years’ experience in actuarial, pricing, product development under local and international standard with Bao Viet Life, Aviva Vietnam, MB Ageas Life. 
He is the fellow member of the Institute of Actuary of France (IAF) and the International Actuarial Association (IAA).

He holds a Master’s in Actuarial Science (The Institute of Financial Science and Assurance – ISFA – France) and IT engineer (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)

Mr. Pham Phu Cuong | Head of Operations

Cuong is Head of Operations and joined BIDV MetLife in September 2017.

Cuong has over 20 years of experience in Banking & Insurance industry with management roles of Life Operations, Strategic Projects and Business Transformation in various management roles of MNC in life insurance industry as Prudential Vietnam Assurance Plc, Aviva Vietnam, Great Eastern Life Vietnam (OCBC Group), Prévoir Vietnam Life Insurance…

Cuong holds the Bachelor Degree of Economics granted by National University of Hanoi in 1994.

Ms. Tran Thi Minh Tien | Chief Finance Officer

Tien joined BIDV MetLife from 1st October 2014. Tien has over 12 years of experience in finance services and thorough understanding Vietnam financial market. Prior to joining BIDV MetLife, Tien worked for Ernst & Young Vietnam from 2005 in providing auditing and advisory services for financial institutions in banking and insurance industry. Before joining Ernst & Young, Tien worked as chief accountant for Buffalotours Vietnam & Cambodia from 1999 to 2004.

Tien studied accounting and auditing in National Economics University in Vietnam and graduated in 1998. Tien is currently a member of Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ms. Hoang Hoai Giang | Chief Investment Officer

Giang is in charge of investment strategy and portfolio management for BIDV MetLife. Giang has more than 20 years working in financial services area, with strong hands-on experience in insurance & banking.

Prior to joining MetLife, Giang served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer for more than 10 years at Prevoir Vietnam Life Insurance Company. Before having exposure with life insurance business, Giang held different managerial positions in in banking industry.

Giang earned Master of Economics degree in Banking and Finance from Paris Dauphine University, France.

Mr. Trinh Anh Tuan | Head of Information Technology

Tuan had joined BIDV MetLife JV in 2014 and has built up the JV IT team since then. Tuan has 19 years of experience and has been working with difference insurance business models in Vietnam at the same role of IT Head including insurance over post-offices, tied agent, and bancassurance.

Other than IT management experience in insurance industry, he also has experience with banking industry as an IT Security & Risk Lead.

Tuan graduated from Hanoi University of Science And Technology in 1997.