About Us - Board of Directors
Dipak Gupta (Director)
Dipak Gupta is the Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. and a member of the Management Committee of the Kotak Mahindra Group. He currently heads Commercial Banking and Group HR.
Dipak joined Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (KMFL) in 1992 as a Senior Manager and moved up the corporate ladder to head the financing function, as Vice President. He has played a major role in charting out the path ahead and in formulating various financial products for the Group.Dipak was instrumental in the collaboration of Kotak Mahindra with Ford Credit International to form Kotak Mahindra Primus Limited (KMPL) of which he was the first CEO. Dipak started his career in the consultancy division of A.F.Fergusson, soon after his post graduation in business administration. Dipak is a graduate in Electronics Engineering and a postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).
C. Jayaram (Director)
C. Jayaram is the Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. and a member of the Management Committee of the Kotak Mahindra Group. He currently heads the Wealth Management and Alternate Assets business for the group including its international operations.Jayaram joined Kotak in 1990 and since then has been keenly involved in creating innovative business directions for the group where he used his in-depth understanding of the finance sector and his educational background in management effectively. He played a crucial role in the setting up of the car finance business and was also the Managing Director of Kotak Securities for a span of four years. Prior to joining Kotak, Jayaram had worked with ICICI and the consultancy division of A.F. Ferguson.
Jayaram is a postgraduate in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC). Jayaram is also the Director of Financial Planning Standards Board India.
Jaimin Bhatt (Director)
Jaimin Bhatt is also the Group Chief Financial Officer of Kotak Mahindra Bank and heading Centre Division which includes finance, tax, secretarial, internal audit, investor relations, strategy and management accounts, facilities management.Jaimin joined Kotak Mahindra Finance in 1995 in the proprietary investments section. He then moved to investment banking and went on to head mergers and acquisitions group. He was given additional responsibility of primary dealer activity. He has been Group Chief Financial Officer of the Bank since 2002. Having started his career in 1985, Jaimin has earlier worked with Godrej Group as a Manager – Project Finance and with Indus Venture, a private equity fund. Jaimin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant and has been with Kotak Group for 15 years with total 25 years of working experience.
S.A. Narayan ((Director)Narayan S. A. is a Chartered accountant and also holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He has been with the Kotak Group for about 21 years. Since April 2010, He is currently responsible for commercial banking, retail broking and commodity exchange at Kotak Mahindra Bank. During his career in Kotak held different positions. He was the Managing Director at Kotak Securities Limited till March 2010 and has been the key driving force for setting up and steering its retail broking business to a leadership position. He was overseeing the Mutual Fund business for the Group as a Director on the Board of Kotak Asset Management Company Limited from May 2004 to April 2010. He is also on board of Kotak Mahindra Investment Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd
Jaideep Hansraj (Director)
In his role as head of Wealth Management Business of KMBL, Jaideep Hansraj is in charge of guiding the Wealth management Business across India. Jaideep started his career in 1988 and joined the Kotak Mahindra group in July 1993. In a short span of 4 years he was promoted as a chief executive of Kotak Mahindra International Limited (a subsidiary of KMFL) in Dubai.Subsequently, in October 1999, he was transferred to Kotak Securities, where he assumed the role as Head of the Private Client function.He has been associated with the Wealth Management Business of the group since 2004 and has been instrumental in many ways for its evolution and development over the 5 years.Jaideep holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkatta.
Sachin Samant (Director)
Mr Sachin Samant graduated as an Engineer in Electronics and then pursued his MBA in Finance from Pune University. His career in Capital Markets started with his short stint of 1.5 years in 20th Century Finance and then having found his passion in the financial markets , he went ahead to manage the equity portfolio with Indusind Enterprise & Finance Ltd for 4 years. He joined the Kotak group in 2000 under Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (KMFL) looking into the proprietary trading portfolio and also the relatively small portfolio of Loan against Shares business. In 2003, he was directed to lead Kotak Mahindra Investments Ltd (KMIL) which engaged primarily in the business of Loan Against Shares. With nearly 12 years of managing the Loan Against Shares arena, he has now (in 2012) moved on to Kotak Mahindra Bank to spearhead the Financial Institutions Group which essentially deals with sale of capital markets products offered by the Bank to brokers, financial institutions and all other market players.