Chanda Kochhar is the CEO and managing director of ICICI Bank. She played an important role in developing and shaping the retail banking sector in India. Kochhar joined ICICI in 1984 as a management trainee. Soon she was entrusted an important role in the endeavour. Seeing her hard work and commendable performance, she got promoted to the post of assistant general manager and later, to deputy general manager. In 1996, she was made the head of a group established by ICICI bank which created an Infrastructure Industry Group to tap power, telecom and transportation industry. Soon she was made the general manager and was handling relations and business with top 200 clients of the bank. Under her outstanding leadership, ICICI bank has enhanced and flourished over the years. It has also concentrated on various aspects like diversification, expansion, distribution and technology. She went on to climb the ladder of success and promotions and finally in 2009, she was appointed as the CEO and managing director of the bank. Chanda Kochhar has been given many awards for her leadership skills and has featured in many business magazines’ list of ‘Most Powerful Women’.
November 17, 1961
CEO of ICICI Bank
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Jai Hind College