Rajnish Virmani has quit as chief executive officer of Aviva Global Services, the Pune-based large offshoring arm of Aviva Plc. UK, which is responsible for operations in India and Sri Lanka.
Although the company has not formally announced the resignation, a person familiar with the matter said Virmani quit over differences of opinion with top management of the group in London.
Aviva spokesperson Anuja Agarwal denied that was the reason for the departure, adding that Virmani decided to move on after having led the business process and information technology offshoring operations of Aviva Global Services through two successful transfers of employees from third-party vendors to the company’s payroll.
In an email, Virmani confirmed his resignation. Virmani had been with Aviva since 2004. Aviva is the world’s fifth largest insurance group and the biggest in the UK.
Teresa Copping has replaced Virmani. Copping has been with the Aviva group since she joined Norwich Union in 1987.
She has been part of the Aviva Global Services team in India as the strategy, planning and human resources director.