Meet the Bank's CSR Committee
Mrs. Kanchan Chitale, Chairperson of the CSR Committee
Mrs. Chitale was Senior Finance Manager at SICOM before she set up her own professional practice as a Chartered Accountant. At SICOM, she handled various functions including Project Assessment/Appraisal and Accounts. She managed the legal and the company's Secretarial functions and operations of the newly set up State Government Corporation MOPEC while on deputation from SICOM during 1982-83. She also handled the overseas project assignment in Baghdad in 1982. In her practice for nearly 20 years, her main functional areas include Internal and Management Audits of corporates and specialised/concurrent audits of commercial banks and financial institutions. Mrs. Chitale has had extensive Internal Audit exposure as Associate Director of M/s M. P. Chitale & Co., a leading accounting firm in India associated with big corporate names in infrastructure/construction and in banking industries. She has contributed articles and given talks on professional topics at seminars and conferences.
Mrs. Akila Krishnakumar
Mrs. Akila Krishnakumar holds a Masters degree in Management Studies. She was President – Global Technology and Country Head until February 2013 at SunGard – a Fortune 500 Company and a global leader in Financial Services Software. During her career spanning 30 years, she has led Technology-driven companies which were building enterprise-scale solutions across the world. Mrs. Akila Krishnakumar’s focus has been on operational excellence, talent engagement and customer relevance, which repeatedly has delivered robust returns for the many businesses she managed. She had been on the Board of State Bank of Mysore from June 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
Mr. Rajiv Agarwal
Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, B. Sc. in Physics, followed by 2 years course in Materials Science in Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK. Mr. Agarwal has around 38 years of experience in ‘Small Scale Industries’ segment. Mr. Agarwal had started his career in the family business at JG Vacuum Flasks Pvt Ltd. manufacturers of thermos flasks and vacuum refills, with significant exports to Europe. During his career, Mr Agarwal has been a promotor in several small-scale ventures, primarily manufacturing concerns. Mr Agarwal is presently working as a Director in Rightsource Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Autopress India Pvt Ltd. He is also a partner in Sensory Solutions. Rightsource Technologies Pvt Ltd is a Consulting Company working as a local strategic buying office for large international company manufacturing home and kitchen appliances and cookware. Sensory Solutions is a firm in partnership with his sons. The activity is to conduct training programs with corporate as well as individual customers. Autopress India Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturing company making high end cookware. Autopress was one of the first companies to bring the Indian market “Triply” cookware “made in India” under the brand name of STAHL. This brand, in a short period of 5 years, has pan India presence. STAHL is there in about 1400 top retail counters across India. STAHL has also brought to the market the first Triply Pressure Cooker to the market in India.
Mr. Yashodhan M. Kale
Mr. Y. M. Kale, FCA (England & Wales) & FCA (India), was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) during 1995 – 1996. He had been Chairman of ICAI’s Accounting Standards Board as well as the Audit Practices Committee in earlier years, having been on the apex ICAI Council for 16 years (1982 to 1998). During 1995-98, Mr. Kale was the India Representative in the Board of International Accounting Standards. Since 2002, Mr. Kale is Group President, Corporate Governance & Development, in Hinduja Group India Ltd. and is a Director in several Group Companies. Mr. Kale had been appointed by RBI as ‘Member’ of the Group for introduction of Concurrent Audit of banks and ‘Member’ of the ‘DBOD Working Group on Revised Formats for Published Accounts of banks’. Mr. Kale has also served on many Committees constituted by SEBI and by the Government of India. He was also Chairman of a Committee for setting Accounting Norms for Trading Members of the National Stock Exchange.
Mr. Romesh Sobti, (Managing Director and CEO)
Prior to IndusInd Bank, Mr. Sobti was the Executive Vice President – Country Executive, India and Head, UAE and Sub-Continent, at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. He joined ABN AMRO in November 1990 and graduated from the position of a Chief Manager to the Country Executive over a period of 18 years. In his banking career spanning 33 years, Mr. Sobti has been associated with ANZ Grindlays Bank Plc (now Standard Chartered Bank) and State Bank of India in the past. He holds a Bachelors Degree (Honours) in Electrical Engineering and has also done his diploma in Corporate Laws and Practice and Secretarial Practice.