Mr. Hemant Bhargava, aged 58, is an M.A. in Economics. He took charge as Managing Director of LIC on 10th February, 2017. He was the Head of Northern Zone comprising Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana States and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Prior to that, he was heading Eastern Zone comprising Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal States and Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has rich experience of more than 33 years in Life Insurance Industry in India and abroad. He had been Country head LIC Mauritius, head of International Operations SBU of LIC, Founded Micro Insurance vertical for LIC, was Executive Director (Marketing and Product Development) for the Corporation. He is the founder CEO of LIC Cards Services Ltd. He is also founder President of Indo Mauritian Business Group in Mauritius. Mr. Bhargava has served on the Boards of National Mutual Fund, Mauritius, LIC Mauritius Offshore Ltd., Krishna Knitwear Ltd., Mumbai. He was a member of Insurance Institute of India AC and was also appointed as Director on the boards of PTC India Ltd., New Delhi and NEDFi Ltd., Guwahati.