Chanda Kochhar




Chanda Kochhar
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kochhar joined ICICI Bank in 1984 as a management trainee, and is one of the few executives to have worked in all functions in the bank.  She has a BA in Economics from Jai Hind College, a Masters in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and is a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. In 2009, the Board of ICICI Bank appointed Ms. Kochhar Managing Director and CEO for a term of 5 years.  She is the youngest CEO in the bank’s history.

In addition to her position on the Board of the bank, Ms. Kochhar is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, US-India CEO Forum, Executive Board of the Indian School of Business, Managing Committee of the Indian Banks Association, and of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Society.

Ms. Kochhar is the recipient of numerous awards.  In 2011, she was ranked 5th in Fortune’s international list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”.  She was also ranked the 43rd “Most Powerful Woman” in the world by Forbes magazine, and among the “50 Most Influential People” in global finance by Bloomberg Markets magazine.  In addition, she was awarded the “Padma Bhushan” award, one of India’s highest civilian honors.

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