Principal® announced the appointment of Ms. Jane Conway as country head of Principal International in India. She will be responsible for leading Principal businesses in Indiawhich includesPrincipal Asset Management Private Limited and Principal Retirement Advisors Private Limited, both focused on providing financial tools, resources and information to help people live their best life.
Ms. Conway has more than 30 years of financial services experience, most recently as vice president, operational risk management for Freedom Mortgage Corporation located in Iowa, United States. Previously, she had a long tenure with Principal, including leadership roles in the United States and Chile. As an experienced professional in financial services, she has cultivated management skills in developing talent, team building, stakeholder alignment, change management and operational excellence.
“We are pleased to have Jane rejoin Principal and apply her significant marketing and customer service
expertise to lead the next phase of Principal India’s asset management and advisory business,” said Mr.
Pedro Borda, chief operating officer of Principal International. “Our operations in India are key to our global
strategy and we believe Jane’s leadership paired with the local team’s knowledge of the market will
position us to better serve our customers.”
Principal India also announced the appointment of a new member to its Board. Mr. Bharat Ravuri is the
new managing director for Principal Retirement Advisors.
In her role, Ms. Conway will work closely with managing director for Principal Asset Management Private
Ltd, previously held by Lalit Vij, who is departing the firm and Mr. Bharat Ravuri, the managing director for
Principal Retirement Advisors.
Mr. Ravuri comes with 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in financial services. He
previously worked in the United States and Japan. With a strong understanding of Indian fintech
landscape, he successfully launched MintZip, a fintech firm that helps simplify financial decisions for
customers. He is experienced in managing large businesses, has been instrumental in significantly
increasing revenues through innovative product launches and new market strategies, and has championed
large global transformational programs. He has also cultivated a strong business knowledge in banking,
asset management and benefits administration.