RBI approves appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as ICICI Bank MD, CEO for 3 years

New Delhi: Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved Sandeep Bakhshi's appointment as Managing Director and CEO of the bank for three years.

After the resignation of Chanda Kochhar, who was facing an inquiry, earlier this month, the bank's board had elevated Chief Operating Officer (COO) Bakhshi as the new managing director and CEO for five years until 3 October 2023, subject to regulatory and other approvals.

"We wish to inform you that RBI vide its letter no DBR Appt. No. 3065 /08.88.001/2018-19 dated October 15, 2018 has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Managing Director and CEO of the Bank for a period of three years with effect from 15 October, 2018," ICICI Bank said in a BSE filing.

A file photo of Sandeep Bakhshi. News18

A file photo of Sandeep Bakhshi. News18

The private sector lender said Bakhshi had joined the group in 1986.

He was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company on 1 August 2010 where under his leadership the company redesigned various products, re-engineered the distribution architecture and made a significant improvement in productivity. He successfully led the listing of the company.

Facing inquiry over the charges of nepotism and conflict of interest, ICICI Bank's former MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar had quit the bank on 4 October, six months before her current tenure was to end.

Kochhar, 57, also resigned from all subsidiaries of the bank, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the chairperson.


Updated Date: Oct 16, 2018 10:53 AM

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