Dr Ashish Kanakia

Director – Medical Business Management, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad

Education: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), AFIH (Associate Fellow of Industrial Health)


  • 8 years of Clinical Practice
  • Chief Underwriter, New Business & Underwriting, Tata- AIG Insurance company
  • Head of New Business & Underwriting, AIA shared services
  • Head of Technical Services, Prudential Assurance Malaysia
  • Head of Medical Business Management, Prudential Assurance Malaysia
  • Member Joint Technical Committee, LIAM

 Key contributing Areas

  • Taking effective actions to manage and control the claim ratio for Medical portfolio
  • Formulation for effective risk management policies
  • Develop effective strategies for maintaining the Quality standards
  • Developing & Mentoring Underwriters, Claim assessors on an ongoing basis.
  • Engaging with various hospitals and doctors as part of Insurance Hospital Network as well as running the hospital ambassador programme.
  • Liaising with Regulator – LAM, JTC, BNM & Ministry of Health so as to influence them to bring about necessary positive changes in Healthcare environment
  • Working on several initiatives related to Health ecosystem – Disease Management programme, Dengue Prediction, Influenza vaccination, Babylon etc.
  • Part of Joint Technical committee providing critical inputs on various guidelines HSI, Cost Containment etc.

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