Financial Services

Aruna Mahesh

Expert in Innovation, Insurance

I am an Insurance Industry Business leader with 21+ years of experience . I have deep domain expertise in insurance and am part of Capgemini’s Insurance Global Services and Insurance Practice Leadership Team. My expertise lies in using contemporary approach to build business solutions that are fit for purpose and am adept at applying the right technology to the right business problem.

I am a thought leader with in-depth understanding of the impact of emerging technological advances on the Insurance business and a champion of Innovation, specifically cross-industry innovation. I have a good understanding of usage of emerging and futuristic technologies such as Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Facial Recognition, IoT , Blockchain ,RPA and Quantum computing.

I am an active blogger , speaker at various forums and  a content contributor to Capgemini’s renowned World Insurance and Insuretech Reports as well as Capgemini’s Research Institute’s research reports. I have worked across various geographies including Continental Europe, APAC , US and UK markets in multi-faceted roles such as Domain Subject Matter Expert , Business Solutions Architect , Pre-sales head and Sales head. I have managed Strategic Enterprise Accounts and have an inherent ability to build and nurture CXO level relationships. I come with extensive experience in Business Solution Consulting in Insurance domain, having led the Business Analysis Practice and built insurance capabilities

My recent work includes:

  • Driving and strategizing innovation mindset with a client-centric approach
  • Designing new solutions and business models for insurance carriers
  • Providing high-end domain consulting for Fortune 50 insurance carriers across North America, UK, Europe and Asia geographies
  • Thought leader with active contribution to the World Insurance & Insuretech Reports and Research Reports around AI
  • Leading and driving the business analyst community for India
  • Driving business growth for India
  • Driving initiatives with various Partners & Alliances

I am a STEM advocate and a strong proponent for encouraging women to join the STEM stream. I am fluent in 5 languages and an avid reader. In my spare time, I like to read on Insuretechs and also create original Point of Views on the happenings in insurance globally.

Aruna Mahesh

My experience

Senior Director , Financial Services Strategic Business Unit @ Capgemini

Jun 2018 – Present

Regional Head @ Information Technology and Services

Oct 2015 – Apr 2018

Senior Business Consultant @ Information Technology and Services

Aug 2015 – Dec 2015

Business Consultant @ Information Technology and Services

Oct 2010 – Jul 2015

Associate Business Consultant @ Information Technology and Services

Jul 2007 – Sep 2010

Programmer Analyst @ Information Technology and Services

Jan 2005 – Jun 2007

Associate Project Manager- Systems Analyst @ Information Technology and Services

Sep 2002 – Jan 2005

Latest Publications


The leap from “digital” to “inventive” insurer

Aruna Mahesh

It is critical for insurers to re-look their current business models and think of newer ways...


There’s no business like the life insurance business!

Aruna Mahesh

We’ve all heard this oft-repeated cliché – life insurance carriers are laggards when it comes...