Board of Directors

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Ms. Abanti Mitra

Independent Director

Ms. Abanti Mitra comes with over a decade of rich experience in mass market, microfinance, credit ratings and consulting. She is a director in Positron Services, a boutique consulting firm assisting clients in maximizing performance. She also holds a directorship position in Development Equities Private Limited. She is engaged in consulting assignments with institutions focused on Bottom of Pyramid clients; Marketing Research and Advisory research for wholesale insurance companies; Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) – including incubation, strategic planning, product design, head – hunting and financial advisory (debt & equity); Capacity building needs assessment on behalf of donor agencies and funding institutions. And helps the CSR wings of various corporate and makes an impact. She holds an Masters Degree in Rural Management assessments.

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Mr. Ramachandra Kasargod Kamath

Nominee Director

Mr. Kamath is the former Chairman & Managing Director of Punjab National Bank (2009-14), where he was the youngest CMD of a nationalized bank in India. He also served as Chairman of PNB Housing Finance at that time, and oversaw the transformation and rapid growth of that business.
Prior to his assignment at PNB, Mr. Kamath spent almost 30 years in Corporation Bank, before moving on to Bank of India as Executive Director and then to Allahabad Bank as Chairman & Managing Director. He has also been the Chairman of the Indian Banks Association for two years and consistently figuring in the Top 100 India Inc. Most Powerful CEOs surveyed by Economic Times during 2010-2014.

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Mr. Bharat Shah

Independent Director

Mr. Bharat D Shah is the Independent Director of the Company. Presently, he is the Chairman of HDFC Securities Limited, 3M India Limited and Exide Industries Limited. Besides, he is also on the Boards of various prominent companies including Hexaware Technologies Limited, Strides Pharma Science Limited, Tata Sky Limited, Digikredit Finance Private Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Limited and Spandana Sphoorty Financial Limited Mr. Bharat Shah has been with HDFC Bank since its inception and has played a key role in the formation of the bank. He joined HDFC Bank as an Executive Director in December 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from University of Mumbai and a Diploma in Applied Chemistry from Borough Polytechnic, London. He has rich experience in the financial services sector and has expertise in the fields of banking, finance , real estate and securities market.

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Mr.Deepak Calian Vaidya

Chairman

Mr. Deepak Vaidya is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bombay University. Mr. Deepak was Country Head of Schroder Ventures activity in India since March 1995 till March 2008 and served on the Board of each Schroder Ventures investee company in India. Prior joining Schroder Ventures, Mr. Deepak spent much of his career in Industry holding a variety of positions in Singapore, Indonesia and India. He also served on the International Advisory Board of NASDAQ for eight years. Presently he is a Chairman of Strides Shasun Ltd, a Director in Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd, Indraprastha Medical Corporation Ltd, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals UTI Capital Pvt Ltd, Suntec Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, PPN Power Generating Co Pvt Ltd, Marudhar Hotels Pvt Ltd, Stelis Biopharma Pvt Ltd and Designated partner Spiracca Ventures LLP. He has valuable corporate experience in financial field in India and Abroad.

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Mr.Jagadish Capoor

Independent Director

Mr. Jagadish Capoor, is a Fellow member of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and holds a Masters degree in Commerce. Mr. Capoor is an industry stalwart with vast experience of over 55 years. He joined the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1962 and served as the Deputy Governor in his last post prior to retirement in 2001. During service with RBI, he was also appointed on the Board of several Banks, like Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India, National Housing Bank, NABARD and Exim Bank. After his retirement from RBI, he was appointed as the Chairman of HDFC Bank, Agriculture Finance Corporation and on the Board of Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE). Currently, he is serving on the Board of several prominent Companies including, Manappuram Finance Limited, LIC Pension Fund Limited, LIC Housing Finance Limited,AGS Transact Technologies Limited, BanyanTree Bank Limited Mauritius, etc. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore from 2003 to 2011.

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Mr. Amit Sobti

Nominee Director

Mr. Amit Sobti is a Director in the Private Capital division of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and is part of the senior team responsible for direct and co-investing activities across the Asia-Pacific region. He has 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking.
Before joining Ontario Teachers', Mr. Amit was a Principal at Unitas Capital, a mid-market private equity firm based in Hong Kong, prior to which he was a Principal in the healthcare group at Warburg Pincus, one of the largest global private equity firms. He previously worked at Rhone Capital and in the M&A group within investment banking at Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Amit holds a dual A.B., magna cum laude, in Business Economics and Computer Science from Brown University.