Chanda Kochhar is a great example that it is indeed possible to work your way up the career ladder without switching organisations every other year.  She started at the ICICI bank after graduating and it’s the same place she is now leading as CEO and MD.

Quick Biography

  • 1961: Born in Jodhpur, India
  • 1982: Bachelor of Arts at Jai Hind College (Mumbai)
  • ?: Cost Accountancy  studies (Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India) and Master’s degree in Management Studies (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management)
  • 1984: Management Trainee at the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd. (ICICI)
  • 1993: Part of a team building up ICICI bank
  • 1994: Assistant General Manager at ICICI bank
  • 1996: Deputy General Manager ICICI bank
  • 1998: General Manager ICICI bank (heading “Major Client Group”)
  • 1999: General Manager ICICI bank (additionally heading Strategy and E-commerce
  • 2000: ICICI bank is starting retail business
  • 2001: Executive Director, heading the in ICICI Bank
  • 2006: Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank
  • 2007: CFO, JMD, Spokesperson and she headed the Corporate Centre of ICICI Bank
  • 2009: CEO and MD of ICICI Bank

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