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Principal Financial Group Inc. - Global, Diversified, Financial Services Organization

  • More than 135 years of experience
  • Fortune 500® Company (Rank 268 in 2011)
  • 13,600 employees worldwide
  • One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the fourth year in a row (Ethisphere magazine, March 2010)
  • Ranked as the No. 1 investment brand in the 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study - May 2011
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Ensuring strong governance through effective, independent oversight of management and operations has been an important part of our heritage and success.

We are steered by a team of experienced professionals who are highly regarded in the financial services industry internationally and in the Indian market. They bring insightful leadership, a keen understanding of the Indian consumer and a global perspective. Their knowledge, acumen and integrity has helped us develop world-class financial services and products.


Board of Directors

Mr. Venkata Surya Bharat Ravuri, Managing Director

Mr. Venkata Surya Bharat Ravuri at Principal Retirement Advisors Private Limited and is responsible for overall operations of the Company.

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Mr. Pedro Borda, Director

Pedro Borda has been associated with Principal Financial Group as well as CIMB Principal Asset Management Berhad in the position of Country Head and CEO respectively.

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Ms. Jane Conway, Director

Ms. Jane Conway is a B.A. Graduate (Arts) - Spanish & International Studies. She has more than 30 years of financial services experience.

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Ms. Renee Schaaf, Director

Schaaf joined Principal Financial Group in 1980 as a Management trainee. She held various management positions in the Group Insurance business and Retirement & Investor Services.

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Mr. David Ashton, Director

Mr. David Ashton is holding Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, U.S.A.

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Mr. Patrick Halter, Director

Mr. Patrick Halter is the Chief Executive Officer for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors.

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Mr. Kim Thean Soo, Director

Mr. Kim Thean Soo is currently working with Principal International South Asia Sdn Bhd in the position of Director, Finance and Business Strategy.

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Mr. Ritesh Jain, Director

Mr. Ritesh Jain is appointed as a Director at Principal Retirement Advisors Private Limited.

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Mr. Sudhin Padhye, Director

Mr. Sudhin Padhye is appointed as a Director at Principal Retirement Advisors Private Limited.

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