Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - Axis Bank
Amitabh Chaudhry, aged 56 years, is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Axis Bank Limited.
Amitabh Chaudhry, is an Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and has done his Post Graduate in Business Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
He joined the Bank as its MD & CEO on 1st January 2019, after successfully leading HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited (HDFC Life), for over nine years. Under his leadership, HDFC Life emerged as the finest brand in the life insurance space and is one of India’s largest private life insurers.
Prior to HDFC Life, Amitabh Chaudhry was the Managing Director and CEO of Infosys BPO and the Head of testing unit of Infosys Technologies Ltd. He was instrumental in building the BPO right from its inception and was later credited for making it an extremely profitable business having presence across seven countries.
He started his career with Bank of America in 1987 and played diverse roles such as Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia, Regional Finance Head for Wholesale Banking and Global Markets, Chief Finance Officer of Bank of America (India) and Relationship Manager in Wholesale Banking for Mumbai and Delhi. He moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities in 2001as Head of Structured Finance practice and then also took over as the Head of Investment Banking franchise for South East Asia, before joining Infosys BPO in 2003.
He is a Member of the Committee of Directors, Risk Management Committee, IT Strategy Committee, the Special Committee for monitoring of Large Value Frauds, Acquisitions, Divestments & Mergers Committee and the Customer Service Committee, and the Chairman of Review Committee and Committee of Whole-Time Directors and of the Bank.
He is not related to any other Director or Key Managerial Personnel of the Bank.