Dr. Shankar Acharya, B.A. (Hons.) from Oxford University and Ph.D. (Economics) from Harvard University, aged 68 years, has considerable experience in various fields of economics and finance. He is a Honorary Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and a Member of the Court of Governors at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). He was Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Member, Twelfth Finance Commission. He has held several senior positions in the World Bank, including Director of World Development Report (1979) and Research Adviser. He was re-appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Bank at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th July 2012 for a period of three years with effect from 20th July 2012.
He is on the Board of Eros International Media Ltd. and South Asia Institute for Research and Policy (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka. During 2013-14, Dr.Acharya was the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Bank, Member of the Audit Committee of Eros International Media Limited and the Chairman of the Shareholders' Grievance/Investors' Relations Committee of Eros International Media Ltd.
Mr. Uday Kotak, aged 55 years, holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank and its principal founder and promoter. Under Mr. Kotak's leadership, over the past 28 years, Kotak Mahindra group established a prominent presence in every area of financial services from stock broking, investment banking, car finance, life insurance and mutual funds. Mr. Kotak is the recipient of several prestigious awards. He is a member of the Government of India's high level committee on Financing Infrastructure, the Primary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI, Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, National Institute of Securities Markets and National Council of CII.
Mr. C. Jayaram, B. A. (Economics), PGDM-IIM, Kolkata, aged 58 years, is Joint Managing Director of the Bank and currently 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. He has varied experience of over 36 years in many areas of finance and business and was earlier the Managing Director of Kotak Securities Limited. He has been with the Kotak Group for 24 years and has been instrumental in building a number of new businesses at Kotak Group. Prior to joining the Kotak Group, he was with Overseas Sanmar Financial Ltd.
Mr. Dipak Gupta, B.E. (Electronics), PGDM-IIM, Ahmedabad, aged 53 years, is the Joint Managing Director of the Bank and has over 28 years of experience in the financial services sector, 22 years of which have been with the Kotak Group. He is responsible for Group HR, administration, infrastructure, operations and IT. He is also responsible for asset reconstruction business of the Bank. Mr. Dipak Gupta was responsible for leading the Kotak Group's initiatives into the banking arena. He was the Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited. Prior to joining the Kotak Group, he was with A. F. Ferguson & Company for approximately six years.
Mr. Asim Ghosh, aged 66 years, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Husky Energy Inc. He has a B.Tech, IIT Delhi and MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ghosh commenced his career in consumer goods marketing with Procter & Gamble in the U.S. and Canada and worked subsequently with Rothmans International as a Senior Vice President of Carling O'Keefe Breweries, then one of Canada's major breweries. He moved to Asia in 1989 as CEO of the Frito Lay (Pepsi Foods) start up in India. Thereafter, he was in executive positions with Hutchison in Hong Kong and India for 16 years. He continued as the CEO of the predecessor company of Vodafone India Limited till 31st March 2009 and as a Non-Executive Director till 9th February 2010. He serves on the Board of Husky Energy Inc., other Husky Group Companies, some Hutchison Whampoa Group Companies and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Mr. Prakash Apte, B.E. (Mechanical), aged 59 years, is presently the Chairman of Syngenta India Limited, one of the leading agri business companies in India. Mr. Apte, in a career spanning over 36 years has considerable experience in various areas of management and business leadership. During more than 16 years of very successful leadership experience in agri business, he has gained varied knowledge in various aspects of Indian Agri Sector and has been involved with many initiatives for technology, knowledge and skills up gradation in this sector, which is so vital for India's food security. 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. He is a Director of Syngenta Foundation India and Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Limited. Mr. Apte is a member of Audit Committee of Bank and Syngenta India Limited.
Mr. Amit Desai, B.Com, LLB, aged 55 years, is an eminent professional with 33 years of experience. He is also on the Board of Kotak Mahindra Trustee Company Limited and Terra DeKM Pvt. Ltd
Mr. N.P. Sarda, B.Com, F.C.A., aged 68 years, is a Chartered Accountant for more than 40 years. He is a former partner of M/s. Deloitte Haskin & Sells, Chartered Accountants, the past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (in 1993) and was a public representative Director of the Stock Exchange, Mumbai (BSE).
Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, PhD from the Delhi School of Economics, aged 56 years is currently Director and Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. He was Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Govt. of India, Delhi. He was Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad for 9 years during 1999 to 2008. He has done his Post-doctoral research at Yale University and was faculty member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai for 11 years. He has been a member of several government committees including the Prime Minister's Task Force on Employment and Rangarajan Commission on Financial Inclusion. He has received honors for eminence in public service. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Terms of Trade on agriculture constituted by the Ministry of agriculture, Govt. of India. He is also member of the newly constituted Expert Panel on poverty estimates chaired by Dr. C. Rangarajan.
Mrs. Khambata, is currently Global Strategist of Cartica Management, LLC and a member of its Investment Committee. She was earlier with International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was a member of IFC's Management Group, the senior leadership team of IFC. In her last position at IFC she served as Regional Vice President in charge of all operations in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Global Manufacturing Cluster. Mrs. Khambata joined IFC in 1986 from the World Bank where she managed pension fund assets.