Senior Management

Get acquainted with the Board of Directors at the Kotak Mahindra Group and meet some of the most knowledgeable and recognised names in the financial world.

Uday S. Kotak

Mr. Uday S. KotakExecutive Vice Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Uday Kotak, is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank, and its principal founder and promoter. Mr. Kotak is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

In 1985, when he was still in his early twenties, Mr Kotak thought of setting up a bank when private Indian banks were not even seen in the game. First Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd (which later became Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd), and then with Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, Kotak became the first non-banking finance company in India's corporate history to be converted into a bank. Over the years, Kotak Mahindra Group grew into several areas like stock broking and investment banking to car finance, life insurance and mutual funds.

Among the many awards to Mr Kotak's credit are the CNBC TV18 Innovator of the Year Award in 2006 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003. He was featured as one of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum's annual meet at Davos in 1996. He was also featured among the Top Financial Leaders for the 21st Century by Euromoney magazine. He was named as CNBC TV18 India Business Leader of the Year 2008 and as the most valued CEO by businessworld in 2010.


C Jayaram

Mr. C. JayaramJoint Managing Director

Mr. C. Jayaram, is a Joint Managing Director of the Bank and is currently in charge of the Wealth Management Business of the Kotak Group. An alumnus of IIM Kolkata, he has been with the Kotak Group since 1990 and member of the Kotak board in October 1999. He also oversees the international subsidiaries and the alternate asset management business of the group. He is the Director of the Financial Planning Standards Board, India. He has varied experience of over 25 years in many areas of finance and business, has built numerous businesses for the Group and was CEO of Kotak Securities Ltd. An avid player and follower of tennis, he also has a keen interest in psephology.


Dipak Gupta

Mr. Dipak GuptaJoint Managing Director

An electronics engineer and an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Gupta has been with the Kotak Group since 1992 and joined the board in October 1999.

He heads commercial banking, retail asset businesses and looks after group HR function. Early on, he headed the finance function and was instrumental in the joint venture between Kotak Mahindra and Ford Credit International. He was the first CEO of the resulting entity, Kotak Mahindra Primus Ltd.