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Board of Directors

Mr. Uday Kotak

Mr. Uday Kotak, (53 years) holds a Bachelor’s 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 26 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 and Chairman of the CII Capital Markets Committee. He is also a Governing Member of the Mahindra United World College of India.

Mr. Dipak Gupta

Mr. Dipak Gupta, (51 years) B.E. (Electronics), PGDM-IIM, Ahmedabad, is the Joint Managing Director of the Bank and has over 26 years of experience in the financial services sector, 20 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.

Ms. Shanti Ekambaram

Ms. Shanti Ekambaram is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai and is a Chartered Accountant and Cost and Works Accountant. She has a rich and varied experience of over 22 years in Investment banking, Capital markets, Corporate Banking & treasury. Shanti Ekambaram currently heads Wholesale Banking business in the Kotak Mahindra Group. Shanti took over this responsibility in September 2002, prior to which she was the Executive Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited. She continues to be on board of Kotak Capital Co & Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd. Prior to joining Kotak she worked for a short stint with Bank of Nova Scotia, the Canadian International Bank.

Mr. Arvind Katpalia

Arvind Kathpalia is the Group Chief Risk Officer, convener of RMC, member of ALCO, Credit Committee, FTAC and the New Products Approval Group. He holds overall responsibility for Integrated Risk Management and enables the Bank to maximize value by embedding Risk Management systems and framework across the organization. He is also responsible in ensuring that our Bank is Basel II compliant. Arvind  joined Kotak in 2003 as Group Head – Operations, Technology and Finance and in this role built a robust platform for the OTF functions which led to the Bank winning 14 IT Awards including the IT team of the Year for three consecutive years I. Prior to joining Kotak, Arvind held several Leadership positions both in India and overseas with ANZ Grindlays and Standard Chartered Bank.  Arvind is a University Ranker in B.A. (Hons) - Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from FMS, Delhi with specialisation in Marketing & Finance.

Mr. Jaideep Hansraj

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.