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Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath
Mr. Partho Datta
Mr. Bobby Parikh
Mr. A. N. Roy

Mr. Malay Patel

Mr. Keki Mistry
Mrs. Renu Karnad
Mr. Aditya Puri

Mr. Paresh Sukthankar

Mr. Kaizad Bharucha

Mr. Umesh Chandra Sarangi

Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath

Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath holds a Master's Degree in Commerce and is a CAIIB. Mrs. Gopinath has over 39 years of experience in financial sector policy formulation in different capacities at RBI. As Deputy Governor of RBI for seven years and member of the Board, Mrs. Gopinath had been guiding and influencing the national policies in the diverse areas of financial sector regulation and supervision, development and regulation of financial markets, capital account management, management of government borrowings, forex reserves management and payment and settlement systems.

During 2001-03, Mrs. Gopinath worked as senior financial sector expert in the then Monetary Affairs and Exchange Department of the International Monetary Fund (Financial Institutions Division). She was responsible for preparing the accompanying document to the Guidelines on Foreign Exchange Reserve Management detailing country practices. Mrs. Gopinath was a member of the FSAP missions to Tanzania, Nigeria, Hungary and Poland and the Foreign Exchange and Reserve Management team to Turkey and Kosovo.

Mrs. Gopinath was actively involved in managing India's balance of payments crisis in 1991, the fall out of the Asian and the Russian crisis, nuclear sanctions against India, Kargil war with Pakistan and the transmission of the recent financial crisis to Indian financial system and the markets.

Mrs. Gopinath is a member of the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Audit Committee (Chairperson)
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Policy and Monitoring Committee
  • Customer Service Committee (Chairperson)
  • Fraud Monitoring Committee (Chairperson)

Appointment Letter - Part Time Non Executive Chairperson

Email ID: chairperson[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com

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Mr. Partho Datta
Mr. Partho Datta is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Datta joined Indian Aluminum Company Limited (INDAL) and was with INDAL and its parent company in Canada for 25 years and held positions as Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Director- Finance during his tenure. Thereafter, Mr. Datta joined the Chennai based Murugappa Group as the head of Group Finance and was a member of the Management Board of the Group, as well as Director in several Murugappa Group companies. Post retirement from the Murugappa Group, Mr. Datta was an advisor to the Central Government-appointed Board of Directors of Satyam Computers Services Limited during the restoration process and has also been engaged in providing business / strategic and financial consultancy on a selective basis.

Mr. Datta has rich and extensive experience in various financial and accounting matters including financial management.

Mr. Datta is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Risk Policy and Monitoring Committee
  • Fraud Monitoring Committee

Appointment Letter - Independent Director

Email ID: Pdatta[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com

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Mr. Bobby Parikh
Mr. Bobby Parikh holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University and has qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. Mr. Parikh is a Senior Partner with BMR & Associates LLP and leads its financial services practice. Prior to joining BMR & Associates LLP, Mr. Parikh was the Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young in India and held that responsibility until December 2003. Mr. Parikh worked with Arthur Andersen for over 17 years and was its Country Managing Partner, until the Andersen practice combined with that of Ernst & Young in June 2002.

Over the years, Mr. Parikh has had extensive experience in advising clients across a range of industries. India has witnessed significant deregulation and a progressive transformation of its policy framework. An area of focus for Mr. Parikh has been to work with businesses, both Indian and multinational, in interpreting the implications of the deregulation as well as the changes to India's policy framework, to help businesses better leverage opportunities that have become available and to address challenges that resulted from such changes.

Mr. Parikh has led teams that have advised clients in the areas of entry strategy (MNCs into India and Indian companies into overseas markets), business model identification, structuring a business presence, mergers, acquisitions and other business reorganizations.

Mr. Parikh works closely with regulators and policy formulators, in providing inputs to aid in the development of new regulations and policies, and in assessing the implications and efficacy of these and providing feedback for action. Mr. Parikh led the Financial Services industry practice at Arthur Andersen and then also at Ernst & Young, and has advised a number of banking groups, investment banks, brokerage houses, fund managers and other financial services intermediaries in establishing operations in India, mergers and acquisitions and in developing structured financial products, besides providing tax and business advisory and tax reporting services.

Mr. Parikh has been a member of a number of trade and business associations and their management or other committees, as well as on the advisory or executive boards of non-Governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

Mr. Parikh is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Credit Approval Committee

Appointment Letter - Independent Director

Email ID: Bparikh[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com


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Mr. A. N. Roy
Mr. Anami. N. Roy is an M. A., M. Phil and is a distinguished retired civil servant. During his long career of 38 years in the Indian Police Service (IPS), Mr. Roy held with great distinction a range of assignments, including some of the most prestigious, challenging and sensitive ones, both in the state of Maharashtra and Government of India, including Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and DGP, Maharashtra before retiring in the year 2010.

Mr. Roy's areas of specialisation include policy planning, budget, recruitment, training and other finance and administration functions in addition to all operational matters.

A firm believer in technology in Police for providing solutions to a variety of complex problems or citizen facilitation and as ‘force-multiplier', Mr. Roy brought in technology in a very big way in the Police department with full co-operation and support of the entire IT Industry. Mr. Roy also held the position of Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau, in which capacity Mr. Roy initiated a policy document on vigilance matters for Government of Maharashtra.

Mr. Roy has wide knowledge and experience of security and intelligence matters at the state and national level.

Having handled multifarious field and staff assignments, Mr. Roy has a rich and extensive experience of functioning of the government at various levels and of problem solving.

Mr. Roy is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Stakeholders' Relationship Committee (Chairman)
  • Customer Service Committee
  • Fraud Monitoring Committee

Appointment Letter - Independent Director



Email ID: Anroy[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mr. Malay Patel
Mr. Malay Patel is a Major in Engineering (Mechanical) from Rutgers University, Livingston, NJ, USA, and an A.A.B.A. in business from Bergen County College, Fairlawn, NJ, USA. He is a director on the Board of Eewa Engineering Company Private Limited, a company in the plastics / packaging industry with exports to more than 50 countries. He has been involved in varied roles such as export / import, procurement, sales and marketing, etc in Eewa Engineering Company Private Limited. Mr. Malay Patel has special knowledge and practical experience in matters relating to small scale industries in terms of Section 10-A (2 a) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

Mr. Patel is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Customer Service Committee
  • Fraud Monitoring Committee
  • Premises Committee

Email ID: kbharucha[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mr. Keki Mistry
Mr. Keki Mistry holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University. Mr. Mistry is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Mistry started his career with The Indian Hotels Company Limited, one of the largest chains of hotels in India.

In the year 1981, Mr. Mistry joined Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC Ltd). Mr. Mistry was inducted on to the Board of Directors of HDFC Ltd as an Executive Director in the year 1993 and was elevated to the post of Managing Director in November 2000. In October 2007, Mr. Mistry was appointed as Vice Chairman & Managing Director of HDFC Ltd and became the Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in January 2010.

Mr. Mistry is a member of the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Fraud Monitoring Committee
  • Customer Service Committee
  • Credit Approval Committee (Chairman)

Email ID: Kmistry[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mrs. Renu Karnad
Mrs. Renu Karnad is a graduate in law from the Mumbai University and also holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Delhi University. Mrs. Karnad is a Parvin Fellow-Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University, U.S.A.

Mrs. Karnad joined Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited in 1978. After spending two decades in various positions, Mrs. Karnad was inducted on to the Board as Executive Director in 2000 and was further elevated to the post of Managing Director with effect from January 1, 2010.

Over the years, Mrs. Karnad has to her credit, numerous awards and accolades. Known for her wit and diplomacy, Mrs. Karnad has always had a humane approach towards solving complex issues.

Mrs. Karnad is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Stakeholders' Relationship Committee
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (Chairperson)
  • Risk Policy and Monitoring Committee (Chairperson)
  • Premises Committee (Chairperson)

Email ID: Rkarnad[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com

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Mr. Aditya Puri

Mr. Aditya Puri holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Puri was the Chief Executive Officer of Citibank, Malaysia from 1992 to 1994.

Mr. Puri has been the Managing Director of the Bank since September 1994. Mr. Puri has nearly 40 years of experience in the banking sector in India and abroad.

Mr. Puri has provided outstanding leadership as the Managing Director and has contributed significantly to enable the Bank scale phenomenal heights under his stewardship. The numerous awards won by Mr. Puri and the Bank are a testimony to the tremendous credibility that Mr. Puri has built for himself and the Bank over the years.

The Bank has made good and consistent progress on key parameters like balance sheet size, total deposits, net revenues, earnings per share and net profit during Mr. Puri's tenure.

The rankings achieved by the Bank amongst all Indian banks with regard to market capitalization, profit after tax and balance sheet size remain amongst the top 10.

During his tenure Mr. Puri has led the Bank through two major mergers in the Indian banking industry i.e. merger of Times Bank Limited and Centurion Bank of Punjab Limited with HDFC Bank Limited. The subsequent integrations have been smooth and seamless under his inspired leadership. Mr. Puri continues to be the Managing Director of the Bank.

Mr. Puri is a member of the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Stakeholders' Relationship Committee
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Risk Policy and Monitoring Committee
  • Credit Approval Committee
  • Customer Service Committee
  • Fraud Monitoring Committee
  • Premises Committee

Email ID: Managingdirector[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mr. Paresh Sukthankar
Mr. Paresh Sukthankar completed his graduation from Sydenham College, Mumbai and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from University of Mumbai. He has done his Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute (Mumbai). Mr. Sukthankar has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Sukthankar has been associated with the Bank since its inception in 1994 and has rich experience in areas such as Risk Management, Finance, Human Resources, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications etc.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Sukthankar worked in Citibank for around 9 years, in various departments including corporate banking, risk management, financial control and credit administration. Mr. Sukthankar has been a member of various Committees formed by Reserve Bank of India and Indian Banks' Association. At present, Mr. Sukthankar is the Deputy Managing Director of the Bank.

Mr. Sukthankar is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Stakeholders' Relationship Committee
  • Risk Policy and Monitoring Committee

Email ID: Psukthankar[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mr. Kaizad Bharucha
Mr. Kaizad Bharucha holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Mumbai. He has been associated with the Bank since 1995. In his current position as Executive Director, he is responsible for Wholesale Banking covering areas of Corporate Banking, Emerging Corporate Group, Business Banking, Capital Markets & Commodities Business, Agri Lending, Investment Banking, Financial Institutions & Government Business and Department for Special Operations.

In his previous position as Group Head - Credit & Market Risk, he was responsible for the Risk Management activities in the Bank viz., Credit Risk, Market Risk, Debt Management, Risk Intelligence and Control functions.

Mr. Bharucha has been a career banker with over 28 years of banking experience. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in SBI Commercial and International Bank in various areas including Trade Finance and Corporate Banking.

He has represented HDFC Bank as a member of the working group constituted by the Reserve Bank of India to examine the role of Credit Information Bureau and on the sub-committee with regard to adoption of the Basel II guidelines.

Mr. Bharucha is a member on the following Committees of the Board of the Bank:

  • Credit Approval Committee

Email ID: kbharucha[dot]bod[at]hdfcbank[dot]com
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Mr. Umesh Chandra Sarangi
Mr. Umesh Chandra Sarangi has been appointed as an Additional Director on the Board of the Bank with effect from 1st March, 2016, to hold office till the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Bank.

Mr. Sarangi holds a Master's degree in Science (Botany) from Utkal University (gold medallist).

Mr. Sarangi has 35 years of experience in Indian Administrative Service and brought in significant reforms in modernizing of agriculture, focus on agro processing and export. As the erstwhile Chairman of National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) from December 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Sarangi focused on rural infrastructure, accelerated initiatives such as microfinance, financial inclusion, watershed development and tribal development.

Mr. Sarangi has been appointed as a Director having specialized knowledge and experience in agriculture and rural economy pursuant to Section 10-A (2)(a) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
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