Uday Kotak, Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, has led the group in a broad range of financial services for over 30 years. The Group’s vision for equitable prosperity extends beyond financial services. The Kotak Education Foundation works with some of India’s most economically underprivileged communities, attempting to alleviate poverty through education and livelihood programmes. He is a member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI and Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. He is also a Governing Member of the Mahindra United World College of India. He has been awarded the 'Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award' in 2014, 'Economic Times Business Leader of the Year Award' in 2015, and Business India’s 'Businessman of the Year 2016.