Mr. K. N. Bhandari a Law Graduate of 1962 from Jodhpur University has served Insurance Industry with distinction for nearly 40 years. He had held top positions in industry including Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the two largest Insurance Companies of India i.e. New India Assurance Company Ltd and The United India Insurance Company Ltd. He was also the first Chairman of General Insurance Council and first Secretary of General Insurance (Public Sector) Association. He had represented Indian Insurance Industry and presented various papers in National and International Conferences / Seminars and Workshops. He continues to be a member of the Board of Director of several companies including Agriculture Insurance Company of India since its inception. He has been a consultant to several government institutions for developing Universal Health Insurance plans and specializes in Micro Insurance.
He acts as a resource person to World Bank, IRDA, Government and Insurance Companies, both Public and Private.
Mr. Bhandari after his retirement from active service had conceptualized and promoted the School of Insurance Studies in 2002, which has become the premier institution providing formal education in Insurance in the country and the first institution to introduce Master of Science (Insurance) course for graduate engineers in Asia.