Chanda Kochhar Wiki, Age, Height, Bio,Husband, Worth, Assets – CEO of ICICI Bank

Chanda Kocchar is the Managing Director and the CEO of ICICI Bank. She is the boss of the India’s largest private sector bank. Chanda was born in Jodhpur and brought up in Jaipur. She finished her schooling in Jaipur from St. Angela Sophia School. She later moved to Mumbai and graduated from the Jai Hind College and pursued her master’s degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She is a well-educated woman and she has played a major role in shaping the retail banking in the country. She is smart, talented and a role model for many women. She is also a great leader and under her supervision the bank has won recognition across the globe.

Career

Chanda Kochhar

Chanda started her career with the ICICI bank as a management trainee in the year 1984 and she handled and evaluated different projects like paper, cement and textile. In the year 1993, Kocchar was appointed as a permanent member of the team who were responsible for setting up the bank. She was then promoted as the general manager in the year 1994 and then in 1996 as the deputy general manager. She even handled the newly formed group of ICICI, which focused on Infrastructure and it aimed to create expertise in the different areas like power, transportation and telecom. Later in the 1998 she was promoted as the General Manager and she also handled the major clients of the group and maintained the relationships with about 200 clients. She also handled the strategy and E-commerce division of the bank. She later started focusing on the digital banking, where her main focus was on the use of technology, innovation, expansion and distribution.  She became the executive director in the year 2001 and in 2006 she became the deputy-managing director of the company. In 2007-08, she became the JMD and CFO of the bank.

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Just after a year in the year 2009, she became the MD and CEO of the company. She is amongst the most powerful women in the country. Chanda is also the member of the India-Japan Business Leaders forum and US-India CEO forum. She Is also the deputy chairperson of the Indian Bank Association and is also on the boards of Indian Council for Research of International Finance. She has also been the member of the Prime Minister’s council on trade and industry. She has received several laurels in her career.

Awards

Chanda Kocchar is one of the most successful and a powerful businesswoman in the country. She has received several awards in her career. Under her guidance the bank won the award for the ‘best retail bank in India and also excellence in retails banking. She ranks 43 in the Forbes Magazine after Sonia Gandhi. She was also in the list of 50 most influential people in global finance list and has been awarded with ASSOCHAM ladies league. She was also awarded with ABLF Woman of Power Award. She currently ranks 40 in the list of High and Mighty Power List. She has also received the Padma Bhusan Award. She even received an honorary doctorate from Carleton University, Canada in the year 2014 for her work in the financial sector, effective leadership and support for business practices.

Net Worth

$665 Million

Personal Info

  • Name: Chanda Kocchar
  • Date of Birth: 17 November 1961
  • Age: 55 years
  • Place of Birth: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Schools: St. Angela Sophia School, Jaipur
  • College: Jai Hind College, Mumbai; Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Deepak Kocchar
  • Children: Aarti (daughter), and Arjun (son)
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Profession: MD, and CEO ICICI Bank
  • Languages Known: Hindi and English
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