With an academic and industrial experience of more than 32 years, Gayatri is working as Associate Vice President – CSR, L&D, at HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company.
Established in 2000, and listed in 2017, HDFC Life is positioned as a leading life insurer in India, offering a broad, diversified product portfolio covering five principal segments across the individual and group categories.
Before joining HDFC Life, Gayatri was associated with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs) contributing towards policy advisory service, capacity building and knowledge dissemination initiatives in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.
She has been an integral part of the processes involved in the evolvement of the new legislation on CSR in India. In her previous role at IICA, she was instrumental in establishing National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR) a unique platform created for Government, Corporates and NGOs for taking up development and sustainable initiatives at a national level.
From 2009 to 2011 she was also involved in the development of National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibilities of business (NVGs) and Business Responsibility Reporting Framework (BRR) that was mandated by SEBI for top 500 companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.
Gayatri is also a member of the CII’s National Committee on CSR for the year 2018-19. The CII CSR National Committee functions as a platform to engage industry and jointly arrive at ways to synergize efforts with the Government, institutions, civil society organizations and the community to create a conducive and enabling environment for driving CSR.