Anup Rau, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance Company launching the Game Changing Moments of Cricket through its annual report at an event in Mumbai, based on Cricket theme, along with India’s greatest leg spinner of his era, Anil Kumble.
Mumbai; October 18, 2023: In line with its continued thrust on ‘Innovation’, Future Generali India Insurance Company (FGII) launched its Annual Report for FY 2022-23 in a never-seen-before avatar. This innovative report comes in the form of a book and is one of India’s most comprehensive cricketing memoir-cum-annual report. The intriguing annual report consists of a specially curated collector’s item – a section on Game Changing Moments – penned by the eminent sports journalist, Ayaz Memon.
The book encapsulates the vibrant journey of Indian cricket since 1932 – showcasing a remarkable voyage through 18 pivotal Game Changing Moments that have reshaped Indian cricket’s narrative and left an indelible mark on the nation’s collective consciousness. The report is, further, enriched by exclusive interviews by Mr. Memon with four legendary cricketers across different eras – Mohinder Amarnath, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and Mithali Raj.
The memoir-cum-annual report was launched by ace cricketer, Anil Kumble, in the presence of the author of Game Changing Moments, Ayaz Memon and Anup Rau, MD&CEO, Future Generali India Insurance along with other dignitaries. Renowned host and actor, Mandira Bedi, anchored the ceremony, and Anil Kumble faced a few turners from her repertoire – reminiscing the long climb of Indian Cricket to its present glory and his experiences. At the event, Ayaz Memon narrated a book chapter, beautifully brought to life through a sand art presentation. To add an exciting twist to the proceedings, Anil Kumble took centre stage and performed an extraordinary act by bowling to Anup Rau, MD & CEO, FGII. The exhilarating climax occurred when Anil Kumble’s delivery to Anup Rau struck the LED screen, shattering it and revealing the long-awaited annual report.
Speaking at the launch, Anil Kumble, inarguably the greatest leg spinner of his era, said, “Being the nation’s most followed sport, cricket epitomises hope, joy, celebration, sometimes even gloom for this country of a billion plus. But one thing remains constant across the spectrum of emotions – is the inspiration. Be it a valiant loss or a gallant victory, Cricket represents the spirit of “efforts over results” – much like insurance. I would like to congratulate Ayaz, Anup and Team FGII for their efforts in realising this audacious project.”
The launch of this innovative book comes at an opportune moment, given the Men’s Cricket World Cup is going on, as we speak. India’s hopes are pinned on our formidable team, and I would always wish them the best”, concluded Kumble.
Dedicated to a country of a billion plus cricketing connoisseurs, this unique book is available across leading national bookstores for in-store purchase and is also available online on Amazon.
Commenting on the initiative, Anup Rau, Managing Director and CEO, Future Generali India Insurance Company, said, “In the world of insurance and beyond, the true game changers are those who innovate with a purpose. We have transformed our annual report into a collectible cricketing memoir and are making it available for sale. Like in the previous years, the funds generated from the orders of these reports will go for a noble cause to our NGO partners. For us, it’s not just about statistics; it’s about the stories that inspire. This effort is our tribute to the spirit of cricket and the aspirations of a billion-plus fans. And as the Men’s Cricket World Cup unfolds, we wish our home team the very best.”
Future Generali India Insurance has a unique track record of preparing annual reports, as collectibles, which are offered for purchase to the connoisseurs. The proceeds from purchase of the report goes to Future Generali’s NGO partners. So far, the company has been able to touch 5,000+ lives through the orders received of their previous annual reports.
About Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited:
Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between the Generali Group, a 190+ years old legacy global insurance business with a majority 74% stake, and the Future Group. The Company was set up in 2006 with the objective of providing retail, commercial, personal, and rural insurance solutions to individuals and corporates in order to help them manage and mitigate risks. FGII broke even in FY 13-14 – a landmark achievement in just six years of operations.
Today, with Rs. 6,748 Crore of assets under management in FY 2023 and Gross Written Premium of Rs. 4,627 Crore Future Generali India Insurance has firmly established its credentials in the insurance segment. Currently, amongst India’s top 10 private general insurance players, Future Generali became a ‘Great Place to Work’ certified company for the 5th time in a row (October 2023–October 2024) as per prestigious Great Place to Work® Institute. The company is the proud recipient of several awards and recognition, the most recent being the Golden Peacock Awards 2022 for Excellence in Corporate Governance and The Economic Times Best Brands Awards 2022.
About Generali Group
Generali is one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Established in 1831, it is present in over 50 countries in the world, with a total premium income of € 81.5 billion in 2022. With 82,000 employees serving 68 million customers, the Group has a leading position in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and Latin America. At the heart of Generali’s strategy is its Lifetime Partner commitment to customers, achieved through innovative and personalised solutions, best-in-class customer experience and its digitalised global distribution capabilities. The Group has fully embedded sustainability into all strategic choices, with the aim to create value for all stakeholders while building a fairer and more resilient society.
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