Chanda kochhar was born on November 17,1961 currently the M.D and C.E.O of ICICI bank which is the largest private bank in India and overall 2nd largest in the country.She also heads the corporate centre of ICICI bank.She has also consistently figured in Fortune’s list of most powerful women in business since 2005.She debuted at no.20 in the Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women list.
She was born in Jodhpur,Rajastan.She then moved to Mumbai ,where she joined Jai Hind college for a Bachelor if Arts degree.After graduation in 1982 she then pursued M.B.A and ICWAI.Later she acquired masters degree in management studies in prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies,Mumbai.
In 1984,she joined as management trainee in ICICI after her masters.In her early years in ICICI ,she handled Project Appraisal and Monitoring and projects in various industries like petro-chemicals,textiles and cement.
in April 2006,she was appointed as deputy managing director of ICICI bank.she managed the corporate and retail business of ICICI bank.from October 2006 to October 2007,she handled the international corporate business of ICICI bank.from October 2007 to 2009,she was also the chief financial officer,joint managing director and also the company secretary.she is also the chief executive officer and managing director of ICICI bank from May 2009, for a period of five years
Under her leadership,ICICI bank won the Best Retail Bank in India award in 2001,2003,2004,2005.she was awarded personally Retail Banker of the year,business woman of the year 2005 by The Economic Times.she is honoured with PADMA BHUSHAN award by the government of India for the year 2010 for her services in banking sector.