Senior Management

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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

Uday KotakExecutive Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

As a young 26-year old entrepreneur in 1985, Uday Kotak started Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd. (which later became Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd). The vision was to eventually become a banking company. Private Indian banks were not even a speck on the horizon at that time. On 22nd March 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. became the first non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India’s corporate history to be converted into a bank.

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (KMBL) is regarded as one of the most efficient and high performing banks in India, built on the principles of simplicity and prudence. Uday remains unfazed by market euphoria and his ‘basics of banking’ approach has ensured that the loan book is of high quality and the bank is well capitalised. In a journey spanning nearly three decades, Uday has not only helped the company grow to this scale but also earn respect.

Today, Kotak Mahindra Group, a first generation enterprise, with revenue of US$ 2.8 billion, has a global presence, employs over 30,000 people and is recognised as one of the topmost employers in India. The group has the distinction of providing a 48% CAGR to its shareholders over a 29 year period. The core of the business model is ‘concentrated India, diversified financial services’.

Uday has a strong focus on community development and inclusive growth which is reflected by the Group’s initiatives to provide low cost services to rural customers and its welfare programmes. Uday feels strongly that education is key to the alleviation of the social malaise afflicting India's under-privileged. In a bid to address this issue, he has established the Kotak Education Foundation that focuses on the educational needs of underprivileged children.

Uday holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

C Jayaram

Mr. C. JayaramJoint Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

C. Jayaram, Joint Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., has been with the Kotak Mahindra group since 1990. He was appointed as Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (now Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited) on 1st October 1999.

Jayaram heads the wealth management business and international operations for Kotak Mahindra group. He also oversees the alternative investments business which includes private equity funds and real estate funds, as well as the institutional equities business.

With over 25 years’ experience in many areas of finance and business, Jayaram has been instrumental in building numerous businesses for the Kotak Mahindra Group, and has headed Kotak Securities Ltd. as CEO in the past. He also played a crucial role in the setting up the car finance business.

Prior to joining Kotak, Jayaram had worked with ICICI, and the consultancy division of A.F. Ferguson. Jayaram is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC).

Dipak Gupta

Mr. Dipak GuptaJoint Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

Dipak Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank has been with Kotak Mahindra group since 1992. He was appointed as Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (now Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited) on 1st October 1999. Dipak overlooks Group Human Resources, Administration, Infrastructure, Operations and IT. He also heads the Asset Reconstruction business of the Bank.

Dipak joined Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (KMFL) in the Corporate Finance division. With over 25 years’ experience, he has played a key role in building various businesses for Kotak Mahindra group. Dipak was instrumental in the collaboration of Kotak Mahindra with Ford Credit International to form Kotak Mahindra Primus Limited (KMPL), of which he was the first CEO. He was also responsible for setting up the retail businesses post the conversion into a Bank.

Prior to joining Kotak, Dipak had worked in the consultancy division of A.F. Fergusson.

Dipak is a graduate in Electronics Engineering and a postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).