RBS India chief, Meera Sanyal, quits banking for career in politics

Meera Sanyal, Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (India), has reportedly decided to quit the banking career to divert her focus to a full-time career in politics, one that didn't have the most successful beginning when she contested the 2009 polls in Mumbai.

 RBS India chief, Meera Sanyal, quits banking for career in politics

Sanyal is likely to contest the next general elections. Image courtesy: ibnlive

"Meera H Sanyal is relinquishing her executive responsibilities as Country Executive, to devote herself more fully to the social, economic and political causes in India, that she is passionate about," RBS was quoted as saying in a report by the Economic Times.

In a tweet this morning, Sanyal announced her departure from the world of banking:

https://twitter.com/meerasanyal/status/321765391393247232

Sanyal had last contested in the 2009 elections as an independent candidate and had come up against the rather formidable Congress candidate Milind Deora. Not very surprisingly, Deora won but Sanyal made an impression for being one of the few candidates to hail from a professional background, who had plunged into politics following outrage over the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes.

Sanyal hasn't declared yet if she will continue to contest as an independent candidate while in politics or will join one of the established political parties, though a profile of Sanyal in 2009 quotes her as saying she wouldn't be adverse to joining a political party.

Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 18:45:14 IST