Ajaypal Singh Banga
Ajaypal Singh Banga is the current president and chief executive officer of MasterCard.
- Banga was born into a Sikh family in Khadki outside Pune, Maharashtra in India.
- His father was an army officer, retired lieutenant-general Harbhajan Singh Banga who is a decorated army general of Indian Army.
- The family’s origin is from Jalandhar in Punjab.
- He is also the younger brother of another well known CEO M S Banga.
- MasterCard announced on April 12, 2010 that Ajay Banga, previously MasterCard’s president and chief operating officer, had been named by the Board of Directors to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2010.
- The company also announced that Banga would become a member of MasterCard’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
- Ajay Banga, 50, succeeded Robert W. Selander, who had been MasterCard’s chief executive officer since March 1997
- Banga grew up and schooled across India, successively in Secunderabad, Jalandhar, Delhi, Hyderabad and in Shimla, where he finished his schooling.
- Banga went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
- An MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
- He began his business career with Nestlé in 1981.
- He later joined PepsiCo and was involved in the launch of its international fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.
- Prior to joining MasterCard, Banga spent 13 years at Citigroup from 1996 as part of the bank’s senior management in the United States and Europe, Middle East, Africa regions before becoming chairman and chief executive officer of Citi’s international global consumer group in 2005.
- He was chief executive officer of Citi Asia Pacific, responsible for all of the company’s business lines in the region, including institutional banking, alternative investments, wealth management, consumer banking and credit cards.
- He was also a member of Citi’s senior leadership and executive committees.
- Chairman of the US-India Business Council, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Financial Services Roundtable and The Economic Club of New York, and is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.
- Banga was vice chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Hall of Science and a board member of the National Urban League.
- He was formerly a business sponsor of Citi’s African heritage network – NYC.
Raghuram Govinda Rajan
Raghuram Rajan is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
- Raghuram Rajan is born on 3rd february, 1963 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
- He is a Tamil Brahmin & his father was a Senior Bureaucrat in Indian Government.
- He is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, having taken charge of India’s central banking institution on 4 September 2013.
- Rajan was chief economic adviser to India’s Ministry of Finance during the previous year and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2007.
- He is on leave of absence as a professor of finance at the graduate business school at the University of Chicago.
- He did his schooling from 7 grade to 12 grade in Delhi Public School, RK Puram.
- He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1985.
- He acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987.
- He received a PhD in Management from the MIT in 1991 for his thesis titled “Essays on Banking”.
- After graduation, He joined the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago as the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from October 2003 to December 2006.
- In November 2008, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh appointed Rajan as an honorary economic adviser.
- Replacing Kaushik Basu, Rajan was appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India on 10 August 2012.
- In 2008, a high-level committee on financial reforms, headed by Rajan, submitted its final report to the Planning Commission.
- He also prepared the Economic Survey for India for the year 2012-13, on 27 February.
- On August 6, 2013 it was announced that Rajan would take over as the next RBI Governor.
- He was appointed RBI Governor for a term of 3 years succeeding D Subbarao whose term ended on 4 September 2013.
Awards, Achievements & Recognitions:
- In 2003, he won the Fischer Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association for contributions to the theory and practice of finance by an economist under age 40.
- He was awarded the fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013 on 26 September 2013 for his “ground-breaking research work which influenced financial and macro-economic policies around the world”.
- Few awards received by him in his illustrious career as an academician and a researcher in financial economics are as follows –
- Center for Financial Studies Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics, 2013
- Infosys Prize for the Economic Sciences, 2012
- Global Indian of the Year Award, NASSCOM, 2011
- Bernhard Harms Prize awarded by the Kiel Institute for International Economics 2010
- Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award, 2010
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2009.
- Jensen prize (runner-up) for paper in Journal of Financial Economics, 2006
- Fama/DFA prize for best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2003
- Inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association in January 2003
- Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2002
- Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2001
- Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2000.
- Michael Brennan Award for the Best Paper published in the Review of Financial Studies,1997.
- Smith Breeden Prize awarded for best paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1994.
- Best Paper Award, Fifth Annual Small Firm Research Symposium, 1993.
- Smith Breeden Prize awarded for distinguished paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1992.
- Treffstz Prize for outstanding academic achievement, Western Finance Association, 1991.
- Gold Medal for academic performance, I.I.M (Ahmedabad), India, 1987.
- Director’s Gold Medal for all round performance in the class of 1985, I.I.T. (Delhi), 1985.
- Raghuram is married to Radhika Puri, a classmate from IIM Ahmedabad. They have a son and a daughter.
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Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.
- Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.
- Born on 4 August 1958.
- He is an accomplished bridge player and a keen football and cricket fan.
- Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt & Colman in 1987.
- Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht.
- He completed his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi, India.
- He has a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
- He also has an MBA from XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India.
- Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt & Colman in 1987.
- He served various roles including: Regional Sales Manager, North India; General Manager, Indian Southern Region; and Regional Marketing Director, South Asia.
- In 1999, he was appointed Global Category Director, Pest Control.
- Following the merger, he assumed the role of, Senior Vice President, Home Care.
- He was appointed SVP, Regional Director, Northern Europe in 2001 and in July 2006, he was promoted to EVP, Category Development, with responsibility for global category management, research and development, media, market research and strategic alliances.
- Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht, who had been in post since the company was created in 1999 through the merger of Benckiser with Reckitt & Colman.
- Kapoor lives in London, England with his wife and two children.
Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American banker.
- Vikram Pandit was born in Dhantoli locality of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India to an affluent Brahmin marathi family.
- His father, Shankar B. Pandit, was an executive director at Sarabhai Chemicals in Baroda.
- Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American banker.
- He is the former chief executive of Citigroup
- He held this position from December 2007.
- He resigned from this position 16th October, 2012.
- Vikram Pandit completed his schooling at the Dadar Parsee Youths Assembly High School in Dadar, Mumbai.
- When he was 16 years old, moved to the United States to attend Columbia University.
- He holds a B.S. degree in 1976 and M.S. degree in 1980 in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
- He also holds a MBA and a Ph.D in 1986 in Finance from Columbia Business School.
- During his early professional years, he taught economics at Columbia.
- Then as a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada.
- He joined Morgan Stanley as an associate in 1983, one of the first Indians to join the company.
- In 1990, Vikram Pandit was chosen as the managing director and head of the US Equity Syndicate unit of Morgan Stanley and by 1994, he had risen to become managing director (MD) and head of its worldwide Institutional securities division.
- In 2000, he ultimately rose to the post of president and chief operating officer (COO) of its worldwide operations of the Institutional securities and Investment banking businesses.
- In March 2006, Pandit and John Havens, along with Guru Ramakrishnan started the hedge fund Old Lane LLC.
- Citi bought the company in 2007 for $800 million bringing both Pandit and Havens into Citi leadership.
- Citi named Pandit chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments (CAI) unit and he later led Citi’s Institutional Clients Group.
- On 11 December 2007, Pandit was named the new CEO of Citigroup, replacing interim-CEO Sir Winfried Bischoff.
- He resigned from this position 16th October, 2012.
Awards, Achievements & Recognition:
- Pandit is a part of the board of Columbia University, Columbia Business School, the Indian School of Business, and Trinity School.
- He also serves as director of the Institute of International Finance.
- He was on the board of NASDAQ OMX, the New York City Investment Fund, from 2000 to 2003.
- In 2008, Pandit was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
- Vikram Pandit, a naturalized citizen of the United States, lives in New York City.
- He live with his wife and two children.
Pasmasree Warrior is the former Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTO) of Cisco Systems, and the former CTO of Motorola, Inc.
- Padmasree Warrior was born and raised in the city of Vijayawada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
- She was born in to a Telugu family.
- She is the CTO of Cisco Systems & the former CTO of Motorola, Inc.
- She completed her schooling from Children’s Montessori School & Maris Stella College in Vijayawada.
- Warrior received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1982.
- She holds masters in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
- Warrior joined Motorola in 1984, as one of only a few women in its Arizona facility. Over the course of her 23 years at the company, she served in a broad range of roles, including Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola’s Energy Systems Group, and Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in its Semiconductor Products Sector, which later became Freescale Semiconductor.
- Prior to becoming Motorola’s CTO, she served as general manager of Thoughtbeam, a wholly owned Motorola subsidiary chartered to commercialize Motorola’s GaAs on silicon technology that was developed at the Physical Sciences Research Laboratory in Tempe, Arizona.
- When named Motorola’s CTO in January 2003, Warrior became a senior vice president and in 2005 she was promoted to executive vice president.
- During Warrior’s tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, the first time the company had received this honor.
- On December 4, 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems.
Awards,Achievements & recognition:
- Fortune Magazine called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women list, placing her between the 10 “highest paid” and the “Young and Powerful” categories.
- In 2005, The Economic Times ranked Warrior as the 11th Most Influential Global Indian.
- In 2001 she was one of six women nationwide selected to receive the “Women Elevating Science and Technology” award from Working Woman Magazine and her achievements were further recognized by American Immigration Law Foundation in 2003.
- In 2004, she was conferred with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
- During Warrior’s tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology by President George W. Bush.
- In 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by New York’s Polytechnic University. Recently Awarded ASSOCHAM Ladies League, Hyderabad Women of the Decade Achievers Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation.
He is the CEO of Adobe Systems.
- Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems.
- Before this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005.
- He is also the President of the board of the Adobe Foundation.
- He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad.
- He holds a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India.
- He also a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science in computer science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
- On May 7, 2011, Narayen received an honorary Doctor of Applied Science degree from his alma mater, Bowling Green State University.
- He started his career at Apple.
- After Apple, Narayen served as director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics.
- He co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo sharing over the Internet.
- Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior Vice-President of worldwide product research, was later promoted to executive vice president of worldwide products, and appointed to his current post in January 2005 at the age of 41.
- He also serves on the board of Dell Inc. and the advisory board of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
- On November 12, 2007, Adobe Systems announced in a press release that Bruce Chizen would step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective December 1, to be replaced by Shantanu Narayen.
- Shantanu Narayen is paid an annual salary of $875,000 for his role as chief executive.
- In 2009, Mr. Narayen was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency.
- In 2011, US President Barack Obama has appointed Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems, as a member of his Management Advisory Board.
- His mother taught American literature.
- His father has a plastics company.
She is a finance professional and managing director of JPMorgan Chase & Co at New York.
- She is a finance professional and managing director of JPMorgan Chase & Co at New York, an American multinational banking and financial services holding company.
- Aiyengar graduated from Smith College in liberal arts.
- Aiyengar has started her career from American Express.
- She is working in JPMorgan Chase & Co since 15 years and currently as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions.
- Over the past 15 years at JPMorgan, she has worked on around $200 billion worth of transactions.
- She is married for 18 years with no children.
- She finds relaxation through Indian classical dance.
Anshu Jain is the Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
- Anshuman Jain also known as (Anshu Jain) born on January 7, 1963 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
- He is an Indian business executive.
- He took over as Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank on June 1, 2012 to succeed Management Board Chairman Josef Ackermann.
- Jain is a member of Deutsche Bank’s Management Board and, as head of the Corporate and Investment Bank since July 2010, was globally responsible for Deutsche Bank’s corporate finance, sales and trading, and transaction banking business.
- In November 2012 he purchased a two bedroom apartment in New York for $7.2 million.
- He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
- He also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- He started as an analyst in derivatives research at Kidder, Peabody & Co. where he worked from 1985 to 1988.
- After three years, he joined Merrill Lynch in New York where he founded and led the securities industry’s first dedicated hedge fundcoverage group.
- In 1995, Jain joined Deutsche Bank’s nascent markets business to set up and run a specialist unit focusing on hedge funds and institutional derivative coverage.
- Since 2002, he has been in the Deutsche Bank Group Executive Committee (GEC) and was formerly head of Global Markets and joint head of the Corporate and Investment Bank from 2004
Awards & Achievements:
- Anshu received Risk Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
- The annual Business Leader Award from NASSCOM.
- He is a 2005 recipient of the American Indian Foundation’s Achievement Award for philanthropy and ongoing involvement in development.
- He won Euromoney Magazine Capital Markets Achievement Award in 2003.
- As of July 25, 2011, he was appointed as CO-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
- Jain lives in London with his wife and two children.
- He is an active supporter of a range of wildlife and environmental conservation charities.
- He is a strict vegetarian.
- He displays an avid interest in photography, cricket and golf.
Dr. Harminder Dua
Dr. Harminder Dua is an Indian-British medical doctor and researcher.
- Dr. Harminder Dua, born in Jalandar, Punjab.
- He is an Indian-British medical doctor and researcher (with MBBS, DO, DO (Lond), MS, MNAMS, FRCS, FRCOphth., FEBO, MD, PhD).
- He is the chair and professor of ophthalmology at University of Nottingham.
- He is the head of the Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
- Dua is also the co-editor in chief with Arun Singh, of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
- He is president of EuCornea, the European society of Cornea and Ocular surface disease specialists.
- He is also president of the EVERf (European Association for Vision and Eye Research Foundation) and past president of the association itself.
- He was elected to the chair of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and invited to join as member of the American Ophthalmological Society by thesis.
- In March 2011 he was elected president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK commencing his duties on 25 May 2011.
- He has over 200 research publications, 20 published letters, and 14 book chapters to his credit.
- He completed his Graduation in Medicine from Government Medical College and Hospital,Nagpur.
Discovery of Dua’s layer
- In a 2013 paper, Dua and others at the University of Nottingham reported discovery of a previously unknown layer of the human cornea measuring just 15 micrometres thick between the corneal stroma and Descemet’s membrane.They refer to the reported layer as Dua’s layer.
Nitin Paranjpe is now the President of the Home Care Business of Unilever globally.
- He is now the President of the Home Care Business of Unilever globally.
- Before this global role and promotion, he was the MD and CEO of Hindustan Unilever, before which he served as Executive director of Hindustan Unilever since June 1, 2007.
- He acquired Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering (BE) from College of Engineering, Pune.
- He also acquired an MBA degree in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.
- In his early years in Hindustan Unilever, Paranjpe worked as Area Sales Manager – Detergents.
- After working as a Sales Manager in Hindustan Unilever , he worked as an Product Manager- Detergents.
- In April 1996, he became the Branch Manager – Chennai and in February 1999 he was appointed as a member of the Project Millennium Team.
- During 2001, he was an Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Executive Committee in Unilever London.
- On his return to India in 2002, Paranjpe became the Category Head – Fabric Wash and Regional Brand Director (Asia) for several Laundry and Household Cleaning (HHC) brands.
- In 2004, he became Vice President – Home Care (Laundry & HHC) India.
- He was appointed as the Executive Director for the Home & Personal Care business in March 2006.
- Paranjpe was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2008.
- He is also an Executive Vice President of Unilever Companies in South Asia.
- Paranjpe is a member of the Shareholders’ / Investors’ Grievance Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Company.