Board of Directors
Mr. Ashok ChawlaDirector
Mr. Ashok Chawla obtained his Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 1972 and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973. He has been a distinguished civil servant with over 40 years of experience in various sectors of the Indian economy as well as in International Multilateral agencies. He started his career in the State of Gujarat where he held various positions, including Chief Executive of several important State-Owned enterprise(s).
He has held several senior positions in the Federal Government at Delhi and been Permanent Secretary in key ministries of the Government of India such as Finance, Economic Affairs & Civil Aviation as well as served on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. He has at different points in time, been India's Executive Director on the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Alternate Governor for India at the World Bank & Asian Development Bank.
Mr. Chawla has also held leadership positions in the corporate sector. He has been Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited and a Director on the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). After his retirement from the civil service, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Mr. Chawla is currently associated with the following organizations:
- National Stock Exchange (NSE) – Chairman
- Yes Bank – Chairman
- TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) – Chairman of the Governing Council
- TERI School of Advanced Studies – Chancellor
Mr Sharad SharmaDirector
Mr. Sharad Sharma, a career banker with over 40 years of banking experience, was the Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore w.e.f. August, 2012 to April, 2016, where he was seconded from State Bank of India. He joined Union Bank of India as an Officer in 1975 and thereafter SBI as a Probationary Officer in September 1977, from where he superannuated in April 2016.
His major interest has been primarily in the corporate and infrastructure financing segments, where he has spent over twenty years of his career. Besides, he has also had opportunity to work in global markets / risk management areas, at the corporate level, and for 3½ years in the Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SBI (Canada), Toronto.
Mr. Sharad Sharma had been active in the banking industry. He was on the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks Association, besides being on the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance.