Chanda Kochhar Short Biography - 410 Words

Chanda Kochhar was born on 17th November 1966 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She is the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank. She is responsible for ICICI Bank's diverse operations in India and overseas. Along with her responsibilities for ICICI Group, she is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry, the Board of Trade, High-Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure, US-India CEO Forum and UK-India CEO Forum. Kochhar is also a member of the boards of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, National Institute of Securities Markets, Institute of International Finance and International Monetary Conference. She was co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in 2011.

In 1982, Chanda Kochhar completed her graduation from Jai Hind College as Bachelor of Arts. She then pursued Cost Accountancy from ICWAI, and later went ahead to complete her Masters Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. During her studies she received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies and the J. N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy for scoring the highest marks in the same year.

Chanda Kochhar started her career in 1984 as management trainee in ICICI bank and continued till 1993. In 1993, she became part of core team as Assistant General Manager and later in 1996, she became Deputy General Manager of ICICI bank. Her dedication and hard-work resulted in continuous promotions and she succeeded as Deputy Managing Director in 2006.

At Present
From 2009 till present Chanda Kochhar is flourishing in her career as MD & CEO of ICICI bank. She is among the most powerful and successful women all over the world. Currently, Kochhar heads the Corporate Centre of ICICI bank in Mumbai.

Awards and Honors
Chanda Kochhar was awarded as "Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region)" by the Asian Banker. In 2005, The Economic Times honoured her as "Business Woman of the Year" and in 2006, Retail Banker International offered her "Rising Star Award". Since 2005, she is consistently being figured in Fortune's list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" e She was featured at 25th position in 2008. In 2009, she debuted at number 20 in the Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women list" where in 2014 she is at 43rd position. In 2010, Kochhar was honoured with Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian honour by the Government of India for her services to banking sector.

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