In the Pic -1. Our MD receives the Best Banker award from the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Anand Sharma. On the extreme right is Mr. Raj Kumar Dhoot, Member of Parliament 2. Our ED Mr. Paresh Sukthankar with the Best Bank Award. On his left is Mr. Shekar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, The Express Group 3. Our ED Mr. Harish Engineer receives the award for Strength and Soundness. Also seen in the picture is Mr. YM Deosthalee, CMD, L&T Finance Holdings

HDFC Bank bagged three awards at the FE Best Bank Awards function held on 21 February 2013 in Mumbai. While our MD, Mr. Aditya Puri was adjudged the Best Banker, our Bank has been conferred the Best Bank award in the New Private sector category and also named winner in the Strength and soundness category.

Our two Executive Directors, Mr. Paresh Sukthankar and Mr. Harish Engineer received the awards for Best Bank and Strength & Soundness respectively. The Chief Guest for the evening was Mr. Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry.

According to the newspaper FE Best Bank "winners are those who also happen to be tech-savvy, customer friendly and innovative" in addition to being profitable, cost-efficient, having clean balance sheets and demonstrate the ability to grow.

Other winners include Kotak Mahindra - 2nd Best Bank in the private sector, Bank of Baroda - best PSU bank, Corporation Bank - runner-up (PSU category), HSBC Bank - Best foreign Bank, Deutsche Bank - runner-up (foreign bank category), Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank - Best Bank, old private sector banks category and Karur Vysya Bank, runner-up (old private sector bank). The Lifetime Achievement award was conferred upon Mr. Y V Reddy, 14th Finance Commission chairman, while State Bank of India won the award for Initiative.

The criteria for selecting winners were strength and soundness, growth, efficiency, profitability and credit quality. While Yes Bank won the award for growth, Standard Chartered Bank was adjudged the most profitable bank, and Deutsche Bank has been judged winner for both efficiency and credit quality.