Som has more than 25 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, both in Australia and internationally.
Trained in the UK with Mercantile and General Re, Som was the leading Underwriter within the Asia Pacific region for GIO Re Australia for over a decade in his role as General Manager and Senior Underwriter, Emerging Nations. After leaving GIO in 2000, he worked with a major Australian law firm in their Insurance practice as Director-Asia, with primary responsibility for developing Asia-Pacific business.
Som has contributed extensively to the development of insurance knowledge and expertise across the Indian sub-continent and Africa, including delivering training sessions and in-house seminars to Insurance Institutes in Singapore, Zambia, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and India. He has worked closely with the Insurance Academy of India on a range of topics, spanning insurance, reinsurance risk management, catastrophe risk and claims recoveries.
Som has lectured in Insurance & Reinsurance Risk at the Graduate School of Business, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS); and he was responsible for developing study materials for UTS’ post-graduate course on Property Insurance & Reinsurance.
He has authored numerous articles in insurance journals in the UK, India and South Africa and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
As a former Vice-Chairman of the NSW Chapter of the Australia-India Business Council and a former Secretary-General of the Australia-India Chamber of Commerce (NSW), Som has been at the forefront of promoting developments within the business insurance industry.
- Fellow of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) & Certified Insurance Practitioner(CIP)
- Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FII)
- Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management London (FIM)