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Non-Executive Independent Part-time Chairman
Mr. Prakash Apte, aged 67 years, B.E. (Mechanical), served as Managing Director of Syngenta India Limited (“SIL”), an agricultural business company in India and a subsidiary of Syngenta Group, one of the largest research based agribusiness across the world, from November 2000 to April 2011. Mr. Apte has been the Non Executive Chairman of SIL from May 2011 till September 2021. He was instrumental in setting up the Syngenta Foundation India which focuses on providing knowledge and support for adopting scientific growing systems to resource poor farmers and enabling their access to market. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has extensive experience in various areas of management, business leadership and agriculture sector. In the more than 16 years of successful leadership experience in agriculture business, he has gained diverse knowledge in various aspects of businesses and has been involved with many initiatives for technology, knowledge and skills upgradation in this sector, which is vital for India’s food security. He was on the Boards of Syngenta Foundation India and Indo-Swiss Centre of Excellence upto 15th July, 2021 and 8th June, 2021, respectively. Mr. Apte was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank, with effect from 18th March,2011. He was appointed as the Part-time Chairman of the Bank, with effect from 20th July, 2018 and, thereafter, re-appointed for a period up to 31st December, 2023.
Mr. C. Jayaram, aged 65 years, B. A. (Economics), PGDM-IIM, Kolkata, is the Non-Executive Director of the Bank. He has varied experience of over 38 years in many areas of finance and business and was earlier the Managing Director of Kotak Securities Limited. Mr. Jayaram headed the Private Banking business, Alternative Investments business including Private Equity funds and Real Estate funds and international operations for Kotak Group till his retirement as Joint Managing Director in April 2016.He was with the Kotak Group for 26 years and was instrumental in building a number of new businesses at Kotak Group. Prior to joining the Kotak Group, he was with Overseas Sanmar Financial Ltd.
Joint Managing Director
Mr. Dipak Gupta, aged 60 years, B.E. (Electronics), PGDM-IIM, Ahmedabad, is the Joint Managing Director of the Bank and has over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector, 29 years of which, have been with the Kotak Group. He is a Whole Time Director of the Bank from 1 st October, 1999. Mr. Gupta helms numerous functions of the Bank including Information Technology, Digital Initiatives, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Vigilance, Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications, Environment Social Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Priority Sector Lending. Mr. Gupta was responsible for leading the Kotak Group’s initiatives into the banking arena. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited and prior to joining the Kotak Group, was with A. F. Ferguson & Company for approximately six years.
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr C S Rajan, aged 66 years, is a successful leader with over 40 years of experience across significant government portfolios. In roles ranging from Sub-divisional Magistrate and Collector to Chief Secretary and then Whole-time Dy. Chairman of the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Mr. Rajan has served the Government of Rajasthan in key sectors including Agriculture and Rural Development, Industry (including MSME), Infrastructure (including Roads and Energy), Financial Services, General Administration and Business Management et al. Mr. Rajan has served on a number of inter-disciplinary teams for review of World Bank projects, and also as a Consultant to the World Bank on a Study on Farmer Participation in Agricultural Research and Extension System. Mr. Rajan is currently serving as a Government of India appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited and was also its Managing Director from April 2019 to October 2022. Mr. Rajan has a post graduate degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and is a retired IAS officer of the 1978 Batch.