Amitabh Chaudhry appointed as CEO & MD of Axis Bank

Ending the speculation around the appointment of its next head once Shikha Sharma demits office, Axis Bank today chose Amitabh Chaudhry, 54, as the next CEO. Chaudhry, who is currently the managing director of HDFC Life was widely speculated to take over as the next boss at Axis. He will take over as MD & CEO for 3 years from January 1, 2019 and will remian in office till December 31, 2021.

“We wish to inform you that the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Bank at its meeting held today has taken on record the approval granted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to the appointment of Shri Amitabh Chaudhry as the Managing Director & CEO of the Bank. for a period of 3 years. with effect from 1 January, 2019 up to 31 December, 2021 (both days inclusive) and the terms and conditions relating to the said appointment, including remuneration,” Axis Bank said in a notice to the BSE. “After an extensive search, my fellow directors and I are pleased to welcome Amitabh as the Bank’s MD & CEO. Amitabh has a proven track record and is well-equipped to lead Axis Bank in pursuing its growth ambitions balanced with a strong emphasis on risk and compliance management,” said Sanjiv Misra, chairman, Axis Bank.

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