Management Team

Management

Mr.Nimesh Shah- Managing Director & CEO
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Nimesh joined ICICI Prudential AMC as its Managing Director & CEO in July 2007.
 
Nimesh has completed his Chartered Accountancy. Prior to joining with us, Nimesh was Senior General Manager at ICICI Bank and has over 2 decades experience in the banking and financial services industry. At ICICI Group, he has handled many responsibilities including project finance, corporate banking and international banking.  

Nimesh has been associated with one of the first batches of senior managers selected to lead the foray of ICICI Bank into the international arena. He also led ICICI Bank’s foray into the Middle-Eastern region and Africa and helped establish the brand presence of ICICI in these geographies.

ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company has made a remarkable turnaround in fortunes under the leadership of Nimesh Shah. Today most of the schemes of ICICI Prudential are top performing funds across categories based on risk adjusted performance. The story of ICICI Prudential is often spoken as a rare case of an AMC completely undergoing a transformation post the global financial meltdown and for good.

His focus has been always on being investor centric, maintaining high levels of transparency and disclosures besides sticking to basics. This has helped the company to establish itself as a credible brand and gain leadership in the industry.

Mr. B Ramakrishna - Executive Vice President

Ramakrishna joined ICICI Prudential AMC in September 2004.


Ramakrishna is a Chartered Accountant and has also done his Cost Accountancy. He has around 25 years of rich experience across industries like FMCG and banking & financial services.


At ICICI Prudential AMC, Ramakrishna is the custodian of the finance, compliance and technology functions . He plays an integral role in driving the key profitability agenda through financial & corporate planning, budgetary control and corporate finance


Ramki, as he is fondly called, loves traveling and is an ardent cricket and music lover.

Mr. Raghav Iyengar - Executive Vice President & Head of Retail & Institutional Business

Raghav joined ICICI Prudential AMC in December 2006.


Raghav is a Chartered Accountant and also has a degree in Cost Accountancy. He has an overall work experience of around 19 years across the Banking & Financial Service Industry. He was also associated with ICICI Prudential AMC from 1998 to 2000.


At ICICI Prudential AMC, Raghav is responsible for driving the business objectives through Retail sales and distribution, channel sales and institutional / corporate investors. His role is of a key driver in strengthening distribution relationships and facilitating asset growth. He is also responsible for identifying potential areas of expansion and facilitating business growth.


Raghav loves traveling and visiting new places. He loves reading books and enjoys playing tennis with his son.

Mr. Hemant Agarwal - Head of Operations
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Hemant joined ICICI Prudential AMC in February 2007 and is currently heading Operations.


Hemant has done his Chartered Accountancy post his graduation. He has an overall work experience of around 19 years across industries like Information Technology and Banking & Financial Services.


In his role at ICICI Prudential AMC his responsibilities include building operational excellence and scalability in the area of Operations and Investor Services to meet organizational growth agenda.


Hemant loves watching movies. He also has a keen interest in cricket and football. He strongly believes that transparency in the management process and the ability to build relationships across all stakeholders is the key driver that aligns individuals to common business objectives.

Mr. Vivek Sridharan - Head of Institutional Business
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Vivek joined IPAMC in 1999.


In his current role, he is responsible for driving the business objectives in the Institutional segment, pan India. His is a key driver in strengthening institutional client relationships and facilitating asset growth.


Vivek started his career with IPAMC as an executive in Retail Business, Baroda and has been a part of the organization since then. In 2004, he became the head for Retail Business- Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh post which he led the Retail Business- Mumbai. In 2010, he led the Institutional business for the West Zone.


He has an overall work experience of more than 15 years. His qualifications include PGDBA from ICFAI.

Mr. Amar Shah - Head of Retail Business
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Amar started his career with ICICI Prudential AMC as a Management Trainee in 2001. During his stint with the company, he was a senior member of the sales team which drove the organization to a leadership position. He was responsible for managing key Institutional clients and driving overall business growth.


After a brief stint away, he re-joined ICICI Prudential AMC in February, 2013. In his current role at ICICI Prudential AMC, Amar is responsible for driving the business objectives in the retail segment, pan India. The retail sales & distribution team is an integrated unit of business delivery (sales & service), primarily addressing distributors & individual investors’ needs.


He has an overall work experience of around 13 years across the Banking & Financial Services Industry. His qualifications include B.Com, R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and Master of Management Studies (Finance), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Ms.Supriya Sapre - Head of Compliance & Legal
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Supriya joined ICICI Prudential AMC in September 2006.


In her current role at ICICI Prudential AMC, she is head of compliance and legal team. She has a total work experience of more than 20 years in leading Operational, financial and compliance audits of major multinational companies across Engineering, Construction, FMCG, Service and Banking sector.


Prior to association with IPAMC, she has worked with companies like Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and Ernst & Young International. She is a Chartered Accountant and graduate in Bachelors of Commerce.

Mr. Abhijit Shah - Head of Marketing, Digital & Customer Experience
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Abhijit joined ICICI Prudential AMC in July 2014.


In his current role, he is responsible for driving growth of the organization, through an effective marketing & digital strategy and enhanced customer experience.


He has a total work experience of more than 14 years in the Banking & Financial Services Industry across verticals like Customer Experience, Alternate Channels, Sales & Distribution and Direct Marketing. Prior to joining IPAMC, he has worked with firms like Citibank N.A., ING Vyasa Life Insurance and Standard Chartered Bank.


He is a Post Graduate in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).

Mr. Amit Bhosale - Head of Risk Management
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Amit joined ICICI Prudential AMC in April 2014.


He is responsible for driving the credit and investment risk functions at the AMC. Credit Team is responsible for conducting due diligence and documentation of all credits underwritten in the AMC's debt and credit funds. It strives to manage the counter-party credit risk through- proper client selection, adequate security and tighter monitoring. The Investment Risk Management Team is responsible for ensuring adherence with the fund mandate, stipulating limits on exposure to sectors/stocks, review of performance drivers and monitoring liquidity of the instruments invested in.


Amit is a risk management specialist and comes with rich experience of 17 years overall. Prior to his association with ICICI Prudential AMC, he worked as the Director, Financial Institutions Credit Risk at Bank of America, N.A. In the past, he also worked with ICICI Bank Limited in the Credit Risk Management Group.


His qualifications include Masters in Management Studies (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (University of Mumbai) and Bachelor of Engineering (Production) from Fr. Agnel College of Engineering (University of Mumbai).

Mr. Karun Marwah - Head of International Business
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Karun joined IPAMC in July 2009.


He is tasked with the responsibility of growing IPAMC’s business in offshore markets and is also responsible for expanding the firm’s global reach by showcasing IPAMC’s capabilities to international investors as well as exploring avenues for formulating strategic partnerships with international players.


Prior to joining IPAMC, Karun was based in New York heading the Institutional Investments Business of ICICI Securities. Karun has a cumulative work experience of over 14 years across Financial Services. Karun started his career with the ICICI Group in the year 2000 and has been involved with various aspects of the Group’s International Business forays since 2005.


Karun holds a Masters Degree from the New York University and an M.B.A. from the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, India.

Mr. Nikhil Bhende - Head of Human Resources
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Nikhil joined ICICI Prudential AMC in January 2008.


In his current role, Nikhil spearheads the entire human resources function & strategy for the organization.


He has a total work experience of more than 13 years across several HR disciplines. Prior to joining IPAMC, he has worked with firms like WNS Global Services, eFunds International and Peopleone Consulting.


His qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) in Human Resources from Indian Education Society’s Management College and Research Centre (IES’s MCRC) and Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) from Mithibai College.

Mr. Adil Bakhshi - Head of Public Relations & Communication
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Adil joined IPAMC in October 2007.


In his current role, Adil drives the Public Relations and Communication function for the organization. At IPAMC, Adil has anchored several functions like Product Communications, Product Development and Management.


He has 15 years of experience across Investment Management, Financial Services & Banking, and Auto in Asia, Europe & Africa.


His qualifications include MSc in International Banking & Finance from The University of Salford, UK and MBA from AMU.

Investment Management

Mr. S. Naren - Chief Investment Officer
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Naren joined ICICI Prudential AMC in October 2004.


At ICICI Prudential AMC, Naren oversees the entire investment function across the Mutual Fund and the International Advisory Business. He is instrumental in overall investment strategy development and execution. He also directly manages the ICICI Prudential Dynamic Plan and the ICICI Prudential Top 100 Fund.


Naren has rich experience of around 23 years in almost all spectrum of the financial services industry ranging from investment banking, fund management, equity research, and stock broking operations. His core competency lies in being involved in the entire gamut of equity market space with extensive knowledge of Indian equities and the economy.

 

After obtaining a B. Tech degree from IIT Chennai, Naren finished MBA in finance from IIM Kolkota and worked with financial service organizations like Refco Sify Securities India Pvt. Ltd., HDFC Securities Ltd. and Yoha Securities in various positions prior to joining ICICI Prudential AMC.


Naren has many laurels to his credit. He is a leading voice on the Indian economy/ equity markets across the investment and financial services fraternity.

Mr. Rahul Goswami - Chief Investment Officer– Fixed Income

Rahul has re-joined ICICI Prudential AMC now as CIO of Fixed Income.


He has been earlier associated with the AMC for the period July 2004 to October 2009 as Co- Head - Fixed Income. In his earlier he was responsible for managing 8 debt funds with primary responsibility on Govt. Bonds and Corporate Bonds trading and involved monitoring of the factors like key economic developments, market liquidity, forex movement etc. He has been a key contributor to our success on the fixed income side in the past.


He has an overall work experience of around over 17 years. In his previous role with Standard Chartered Bank, he was a Senior Rates Trader & Head of Primary Dealership Desk.

 

Rahul currently manages 8 funds at ICICI Prudential i.e. ICICI Prudential Liquid Plan, ICICI Prudential Flexible Income Plan, ICICI Prudential Floating Rate Fund, ICICI Prudential Banking & PSU Debt Fund, . ICICI Prudential Medium Term Plan, ICICI Prudential Gilt Fund(All Options). ICICI Prudential Multiple Yield Fund, ICICI Prudential Capital Protection Oriented Fund,


Rahul hold a Bachelors degree in Science and an MBA from Bhopal University. Besides Standard Chartered Bank he has worked with various other organizations like Franklin Templeton, UTI Bank, SMIFS Securities, Khandwala Finance Ltd and RR Financial Consultants.


Rahul loves reading and is a keen follower of Formula 1 and tennis.

Mr. Rahul Rai - Head of Real Estate Business

 

Rahul joined ICICI Prudential AMC in Nov 2010.

At ICICI Prudential AMC, Rahul is responsible for anchoring the Real Estate Business and driving team synergies.

Rahul has an overall work experience of around 20 years. His expertise and core competency has been in the in depth understanding of the real estate segment and evaluating and investing in real estate projects. He has also managed one of the largest and first FDI transactions that happened in the Indian real estate space in 2004.

Rahul, is a Chartered Accountant, and has also completed the Cost Accountancy and Intermediate level Company Secretary Course. Prior to ICICI Prudential AMC, he has been associated with companies like Arthur Anderson Corporate Finance, Ernst and Young Transaction Advisory Services, RSM Advisors Private Limited and till recently was associated with Sun Apollo Real Estate Advisors.

Rahul believes that his strong technical and analytical skills help him as a decision maker. In his leisure he likes reading fiction and watching movies & sports.

Board of Directors: Asset Management Company

Ms. Chanda Kochhar - Chairperson

Ms. Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited.


She began her career with ICICI as a Management Trainee in 1984 and has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the Bank at various points in time.


In 1993 when ICICI decided to enter commercial banking, she was deputed to ICICI Bank as a part of the core team to set up the bank. When ICICI set up the Infrastructure Industry Group in 1996 to create dedicated industry expertise in the areas of Power, Telecom and Transportation sector, she was handpicked and made in-charge of the Infrastructure Industry Group. Further in 1998, when ICICI created the ‘Major Client Group’ to handle relationships with the top 200 clients of ICICI, she was promoted as General Manager and was made the head of the Major Clients Group. In the year 1999, she simultaneously started handling the strategy and E-commerce divisions of ICICI.


In July 2000, Ms. Kochhar was chosen to head the Retail finance division of ICICI and has been instrumental in scaling up the business. In April 2001, she was promoted as an Executive Director, heading the retail business in the Bank. Having joined it during its nascent stage, her strategic thinking and skills to convert challenges into opportunities ensured that within a short span of around five years, ICICI Bank emerged as the largest retail financer in India. In the process of transforming a small bank into the largest private sector bank in the country within a decade of its inception, the various steps taken by her also shaped the retail finance industry in India.


In April 2006, she was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director with responsibility for both Corporate and Retail banking business of ICICI Bank and from October 2006 to October 2007 she handled the International and Corporate businesses of ICICI. Once again, under her leadership, International banking, which catered to the cross-border needs of clients; was the fastest growing businesses within the Bank.


In October 2007, Ms. Kochhar was appointed as the Joint Managing Director & CFO. She was heading the Corporate Centre, was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and was also the official spokesperson for ICICI Bank. In addition to finance, planning and communications; her responsibilities included the global treasury, principal investments & trading, risk management and legal functions. She was also responsible for day-to-day guidance and administrative matters relating to the compliance and internal audit functions.


She was elevated as Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank in 2009 and is responsible for the Bank’s diverse operations in India and overseas. She also chairs the boards of the Bank’s principal subsidiaries, which include India’s leading private sector life and general insurance companies.


Awards & recognition


Under the leadership of Ms. Kochhar ICICI Bank has won The Asian Banker – ‘Best Retail Bank in India’ award for five consecutive years from the year 2001 to 2005. As recognition of her contribution to establish ICICI Bank as a leading player in the banking industry Ms. Kochhar has also been:

  • Ranked 2nd in Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women of Asia – Pacific. She is the highest ranked woman from India, on this list. 2014
  • Ranked the most powerful businesswoman in India by The Economic Times and is the only woman CEO to be featured in their list of Top 10 CEOs in India, 2014.
  • Ranked 43rd in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’, 2014
  • Conferred with the ‘Best CEO – Private Sector’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards, 2013
  • The only Indian to be featured in the Dow Jones list of Most Influential Female Executives in the World of the last decade. She is ranked 12th in the global list. 2013
  • Awarded the Businessperson Of The Year 2012 by Business India. She is the first woman recipient of this award in 31 years.

Ms. Kochhar was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honours, in 2011.


Education & Certifications


Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, she joined Jaihind College in Mumbai for a Bachelors Degree in Arts and after graduating in 1982, completed her MBA and Cost Accountancy. She did her Masters in Management Studies (Finance) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and topped her batch and received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies. In Cost Accountancy, she received the J. N. Bose Gold Medal for highest marks in that year.

Mr. Suresh Kumar

After graduating from the Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics of the University of Bombay with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in 1971, Mr. Suresh Kumar completed a post-graduate Investment Management Programme conducted jointly by the Stanford University and the London School of Business. He then went on to pursue an Advanced Management Programme at the Columbia Business School. In commendation of his academic achievements, he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Rotary International Scholarship (1977) tenable in California (U.S.A.), the Lord Aldington Banking Fellowship (1978) and Fellow of the Indian Institute of Bankers.


Mr. Kumar began his long and illustrious career in banking as Probationary Officer and Manager at the Iron Ore Division (Overseas Branch) of State Bank of India, Mumbai in 1972. Later he took on the role of Senior Treasury and General Management positions with the Government of Dubai, after which he became Member of the Senior Management and Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Emirates Bank Group. While with the Group, between 1985 and 2012 he successively headed the corporate banking, remedial credit management, treasury & capital markets, asset management and investment banking companies as the General Manager / CEO.


Mr. Kumar is currently a Member on the Boards of a number of offshore private equity firms. He regularly writes for English and Arabic newspapers in the UAE and has addressed several symposia on financial and non-financial subjects in print, television and other media.


Mr. Vijay Thacker

With professional skills and experience that cover diverse facets, Vijay P. Thacker, FCA is currently the Managing Partner of V.P. Thacker & Co., Chartered Accountants, and a member of the board of directors at Crowe Horwath International. For over a decade, before he set up V.P. Thacker & Co, from 1986 to 1998, he was a Partner at N.M. Raiji & Co., Chartered Accountants.


Mr. Thacker has over 34 years of experience in public accounting and consulting under his belt. He has conducted audit and assurance for listed and privately held companies, government companies, financial institutions and mutual funds, amongst others. He also has experience in corporate finance and business consulting for joint ventures, valuations, due diligence, business structuring, strategy consulting, etc. He has rendered consultancy services to the players in the Hotel, Tourism and Leisure sector and offered Corporate Law Advisory services as well.


Mr. Thacker also has significant international consulting experience, having worked on several cross—border assignments and projects, spanning 34 countries.


Besides managing his own Chartered Accountancy firm, he is currently on the Board of Directors of Crowe Horwath International, besides holding prestigious positions on the boards of other companies in India. He is a regular speaker at international and domestic conferences for which he writes papers too.


Mr. N.S. Kannan

Mr. N.S. Kannan is Executive Director of ICICI Bank. His responsibilities include Finance, Treasury, Commercial Banking, Corporate Legal, Risk Management, Secretarial, Corporate Communications and Corporate Branding. He also has the responsibility for day to day administration of the Compliance and Internal Audit functions. Mr. Kannan was Executive Director & CFO of ICICI Bank from May 1, 2009 to October 25, 2013. Prior to this assignment with the Bank, Mr. Kannan was an Executive Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company. Mr. Kannan was earlier the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ICICI Bank.


Mr. Kannan has been with the ICICI group for over 23 years. He joined the group as a project officer. During his tenure at the ICICI group, he has also handled project finance operations, infrastructure financing, structured finance and treasury operations.


Mr. Kannan is a postgraduate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore with a gold medal for best all-round performance. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and an Honours graduate in Mechanical Engineering.


In 2013, Mr. Kannan was awarded the Best CFO in the Indian banking/financial services sector at CNBC TV 18 CFO Awards for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Mr. Kannan was also voted the Best CFO in India in a poll conducted by Finance Asia.

Mr. C. R. Muralidharan

Mr. C. R. Muralidharan was a Whole-Time Member of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Hyderabad (IRDA) and was looking after the compliance by the insurers of the regulations on investments, analysis of financial statements of insurance companies, on and off-site supervision of insurance companies as well as other regulatory issues including the registration of new insurance companies.

Prior to joining IRDA, he worked in RBI for more than three decades in various capacities. He was heading the Department of Banking Operations and Development (DBOD) of RBI, which is responsible for laying down a regulatory framework on a wide range of operations for Indian commercial banks to promote a sound and competitive banking system consistent with the emerging international best practices. He assisted IMF in two overseas assignments and was associated with several High Level Working Groups on Banking Regulation.

Besides, he was also actively involved in the role of promotion of rural credit as well as in the development of HR for the central bank.

Mr. Nimesh Shah

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Nimesh joined ICICI Prudential AMC as its Managing Director & CEO in July 2007.


Nimesh has completed his Chartered Accountancy. Prior to joining with us, Nimesh was Senior General Manager at ICICI Bank and has over 2 decades experience in the banking and financial services industry. At ICICI Group, he has handled many responsibilities including project finance, corporate banking and international banking.


Nimesh has been associated with one of the first batches of senior managers selected to lead the foray of ICICI Bank into the international arena. He also led ICICI Bank’s foray into the Middle-Eastern region and Africa and helped establish the brand presence of ICICI in these geographies.


ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited has made a remarkable turnaround in fortunes under the leadership of Nimesh Shah. Today most of the schemes of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund are top performing funds across categories based on risk adjusted performance. The story of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited is often spoken as a rare case of an AMC completely undergoing a transformation post the global financial meltdown and for good.


His focus has been always on being investor centric, maintaining high levels of transparency and disclosures besides sticking to basics. This has helped the Company to establish itself as a credible brand and gain leadership in the industry.


Mr. Guy Strapp

Guy Strapp is Chief Executive of Eastspring Investments, the asset management business of Prudential Corporation Asia, part of Prudential plc of the UK. He joined Eastspring Investments (previously Prudential Asset Management) in 2007.


In this role he oversees the management of about US$134 billion of assets (as at June 30, 2015) on behalf of retail and institutional investors. Guy is a member of Eastspring Investments Executive Committee and sits on the Board of Prudential Corporation Asia.


Since joining the company, Guy has held several senior roles including Chief Investment Officer where he played a key role in the expansion of the investment team's capabilities to cover a broad range of asset classes. Guy has held senior executive positions at JP Morgan Investment Management, Citigroup Asset Management and the BT Financial Group. His professional experience in Asia is extensive. Among other roles, he has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Samsung/JP Morgan ITMC in Korea and President of Cititrust in Japan. He began his fund management career in Australia.


Guy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Sydney Society of Investment Professionals. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Directors of the Trustee Company

Mr. M. N. Gopinath - Chairman

Mr. Gopinath is a career banker who continues to be associated with the banking sector as a Director of Punjab National Bank. He joined Bank of India as a Probationary officer in 1970 and served them for 25 years, including 5 years at their New York Branch. He gained valuable exposure to all facets of banking including Treasury, International Banking, Merchant Banking, Retail Banking, Rural Banking, HR etc. At New York Branch he served as Vice President – Treasury, Vice President -Operations and Comptroller of US Operations consisting of three branches.


In 1995 he was invited by ICICI Bank Limited to join them as Senior Vice President in charge of the Mumbai Zone which accounted for 90% of the business of the bank which was just about 6 months old. He was part of the initial senior management team which stabilised and grew the bank. He organised the Retail Banking Group apart from taking the initiative to centralise operations which helped the bank to grow rapidly in a cost effective manner. The NPA management group too was set up by him. He is credited with managing the smooth merger of Bank of Madura with ICICI Bank Limited within a brief period of 10 months despite the merger process starting with protests by the Employees Union of Bank of Madura. Developing a scalable model of Micro Finance, namely the Partnership Model, which has been adopted by all banks and MFIs is another notable achievement.


In 2005 after he retired from ICICI Bank Limited as Senior General Manager, Mr. Gopinath was invited by Bank of India to join their Board. His contributions during the first term of 3 years were well appreciated by the Bank and he was reappointed for a second term of 3 years in Oct 2008. Subsequent to his retirement from the Board of Bank of India he was invited by Punjab National Bank to join their board in March 2012 for a three year tenure. He has served and continues to serve on many board level committees including Audit Committee, IT Committee, and Credit Committee etc.


Mr. Gopinath has served as a Nominee Director of ICICI Bank Limited on the boards of ICICI Home Finance Ltd, ICICI Webtrade Ltd and Stock Holding Corporation Ltd. He was also the Chairman Loyalty Solutions and Research Ltd till the company was acquired by a German entity. He is also associated with DISHA, the credit counselling agency supported by ICICI Bank Limited as a member of its Advisory Committee.


Mr. Gopinath has been a member of the SEBI Advisory Council for MFs since 2012.


He was associated with the setting up of Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance (IFBI), a joint venture of ICICI Bank Limited and NIIT, which was started to provide well trained staff to the finance sector and at the same time improve the employability of fresh graduates. IFBI has provided thousands of well trained personnel to various banks, insurance companies and NBFCs. Mr. Gopinath was responsible for developing the syllabi and courseware and he continues to be an advisor to the institute.


The association with IFBI prompted Mr. Gopinath to publish a text book on banking, titled “Banking Principles and Operations”.. The fifth edition of the book was published in Aug 2014. In a review of the book published in the Journal of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) the reviewer had commended the book as follows, “Since M L Tannan’s publication, Banking Law and Practice, there has been no such exhaustive book on the subject”. M L Tannan’s book was first published in 1926 and revised from time to time.


Mr. Gopinath has provided advice on organisational and HR development to Bank Turan Alem of Kazaksthan, Timir Bank of Kazaksthan, Federal Bank and ICICI Bank Limited. At present he is an Advisor to Oxigen Services Ltd, a Prepaid Payment Instrument Issuer.


He started his career as a Tutor in Loyola College, from where he got his B Com degree in 1968. He served them for two years teaching B Com and Pre University classes.


Mr. Gopinath is a B Com, MBA by qualification and is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He lives in Mumbai.


Mr. Keki Bomi Dadiseth

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, Keki Dadiseth joined Hindustan Lever Limited in India in 1973 as Manager in the Audit Department. His tenure in the company included a three-year secondment to Unilever Plc in London (1984-87), where he held senior financial and commercial positions. On his return to India in 1987, Mr. Dadiseth joined the Board of Hindustan Lever and, until he became Chairman in 1996, headed several businesses and functions for the Group in India.


Mr. Dadiseth was appointed Director on the Board of Unilever Plc and Unilever NV in May 2000 and a Member of the Executive Committee. He retired from Unilever in May 2005 and became a Non-Executive Director of Prudential Plc from 2005-2013, and Chairman and Senior Advisor to Sony India Ltd for four years till early 2013. He retired as a Member of the International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs in October 2012 after serving for six years.


In India, Mr. Dadiseth is closely associated with various industry, educational, management and medical bodies. He is a Trustee of the Ratan Tata Trust and a Member of the Managing Committee, Breach Candy Hospital Trust. He is on the Boards of - The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Britannia Industries, Piramal Healthcare, Siemens, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Trust Limited, Godrej Properties Limited, JM Financial Limited and JM Financial Services Ltd and has recently joined the Board of PIEM Hotels Ltd, a subsidiary of Indian Hotels. He is a Director on the Board of the Indian Business School. He is also Chairman/Member of Audit/Remuneration/Corporate Governance committees in some of these companies.


Mr. Dadiseth is a Non-Executive Chairman of Omnicom India, a Member of the International Advisory Board of Fleishman-Hillard Inc, and Chairman of the Convening Board of Marsh & McLennan Companies, India. He is also a Member of the India Advisory Boards of Atos India Pvt. Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd, Accenture Services Pvt Ltd, India Infoline and World Gold Council. In addition, he is a Member of the Audit Committee of Prudential Asia, which is Hong Kong based.


Mr. Dadiseth is married and has a daughter and a grandson. His hobbies include reading, cooking, music and Indian Contemporary Art.


Mr. Vinod Dhall

Armed with a law degree from the University of Delhi and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Allahabad, where he was conferred several awards, Mr. Vinod Dhall commenced his career as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), which he joined in 1966. He retired as Secretary, Government of India.


While in Government, Mr. Dhall developed special expertise in Finance, Corporate Affairs, Industry and Commerce, areas which dominated his professional life for a better part of 27 years. He also garnered experience in the banking and insurance sectors and was involved in insurance reforms, economic and capital market regulation, competition law and policy, industrial development and investment promotion, corporate governance and corporate law reforms. Mr. Dhall was the first acting Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).


Mr. Dhall also had direct management experience as CEO of two PSUs and has been Chairman /Member of Board of Directors of public sector banks/ development banks / financial institutions / insurance companies / Joint Sector undertakings. In addition, Mr. Dhall has considerable experience working with international agencies.


After demitting office at the CCI, Mr. Dhall set up his Competition Law Practice and is currently the Executive Chairman of the Vinod Dhall-TT&A Competition Law practice, which is regarded as a leading competition law firm in India. He also advises on corporate governance issues and lectures on competition law and policy and corporate governance.


Mr. Sandeep Batra

Mr. Sandeep Batra has been a founder member of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance team and worked with the company till 2006, after which he moved to ICICI Bank. He joined back ICICI Prudential Life Insurance as Executive Director in January 2014. His current role encompasses the functions of Investments, Business Intelligence & Strategy, Enterprise Risk Management, Actuarial, Finance & Accounts, Taxation, Internal Audit & Compliance, Legal & Secretarial, Operational Risk, Policy Affairs & Corporate Communications.


Prior to moving back to ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, he served as the Group Compliance Officer & Company Secretary of ICICI Bank. In his last role, he was responsible for regulatory compliance for the ICICI Group including its Banking, non-Banking subsidiaries and overseas offices. He was also responsible for Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (SOX) and the Payroll Administration unit. He also serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of ICICI Prudential Trust Ltd.


Academic Career and Awards

  • Chartered Accountant (1987) - All India Rank Holder.
  • Company Secretary (1993).
  • Awarded a National Scholarship by NCERT at an all India Competition (1983).

Mr. Radhakrishnan Nair

He has nearly four decades of experience in banking industry, securities market regulation and insurance sector regulation. As a career banker he joined Corporation Bank as an Officer Trainee in 1976 and rose to become General Manager in 2003. In 2005 he was deputed to SEBI as Executive Director. In 2010 he joined IRDA as member [F&I] and completed his tenure in 2015.



He has rich and varied experience in branch, regional and corporate banking apart from treasury management and foreign exchange management. He was the Managing Director of Corpbank Securities Limited Between 1999 to 2003, a Primary Dealership, licensed by RBI. He was member of the IOSCO sub-committee on Investment Management, Investor Compensation and Protection, Private Equity 2008 to 2010. At the IAIS he was the nominee on Sub-Committees on accounting, auditing, governance, group supervision, insurance standards and financial stability.



He was SEBI nominee on NACAS 2005 to 2010, Investor Protection and Compensation Committee (MCA) and IRDA nominee on the RBI Technical Committee on Money, Government Securities and Foriegn Exchange Markets, SEBI COBOSAC 2010 to 2015.