Board Of Directors

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director

Nanoo Pamnani, (born on 26 February 1945), is Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He is also a Non-executive Vice Chairman and Independent Director of Bajaj Finance Limited. He has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Honours) from Bombay University (stood first in the University in Economic Major) in 1960 and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (Majored in Economics and Econometrics) in 1964. He has more than 42 years of experience in the banking, auto and financial services sectors. Read more

EXPERIENCE :
Director for Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Group, based in Singapore focusing on bank acquisitions and establishing new Centres of Excellence for software and business processing across Asia Pacific. The principal focus for acquisitions was China, where Citigroup stepped up its partnership with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB) and acquired a stake in Guandong Development Bank (GDB). 

August 2004 - December 2006 

As Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India, with responsibility covering Corporate and Investment Banking and Consumer Banking, and Regional Head for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. Last 2 years as Non – executive Chairman of Citibank, N.A., India 

December 1998 - August 2004

As Sector Executive, Citibank, N.A., Emerging Markets (Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa) based in London, as the Director of Operations and Technology for over 70 countries.

September 1995 - December 1997

As Division Executive, Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Private Banking Group, based in Singapore. Business Head for Private Banking businesses across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan.

June 1989 - September 1995

As Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., Philippines, based in Manila. Involved in the country debt rescheduling process.

November 1985 - June 1989

As Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India, with responsibilities covering Corporate and Investment Banking in India, and oversight over businesses in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

April 1982-November 1985

 

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Sanjiv Bajaj

Non-Executive Director

Sanjiv Bajaj, (born on 02 November 1969), is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is B.E. (Mech), first class with distinction (8th on merit list) from the University of Pune, M.Sc (Manufacturing Systems Engg) with distinction from the University of Warwick, UK and MBA from Harvard Business School, USA. Read more

Since 20th February 2008, he is the Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv Limited. Bajaj Finserv operates in the insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited, as well as in the lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited. His role includes guiding the current businesses and building new ones in the financial services space
Since 15th October 2013, he is the Vice Chairman of Bajaj Finance Limited 

  • Chairman of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company with effect from 01st April 2013. Was the Non-Executive Director of these two companies from their inception in 2001 up to 31st March 2013 
  • Managing Director of Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited with effect from 01st April 2012 (earlier its Non-executive Director). Role includes building the strategy and team, and guiding this investment company, which has almost Rs. 60,000 crore in cash and investments including over 30% stake in Bajaj Auto and around 40% in Bajaj Finserv
  • Former Executive Director of Bajaj Auto Limited (until 31 March 2012), having headed Finance & Control, legal & international business functions of Bajaj Auto over different periods from 1994 until 2012 and currently its Non-Executive Director

AWARDS:

  • Ernst & Young - EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017
  • Bombay Management Association (BMA) - Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015-16
  • Business World - India’s Most Valuable CEOs in 2015 & 2016
  • Ernst & Young - EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Financial Services 2014
  • Economic Times Corporate Dossier - India Inc’s top hundred most powerful CEOs in India in 2009
  • Business Today magazine - One of the top CFOs of India for 2005

LIST OF DIRECTORSHIPS :

  • Bachhraj & Company Private Limited
  • Bachhraj Factories Private Limited
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited
  • Bajaj Auto Limited
  • Bajaj Auto Holdings Limited
  • Bajaj Finserv Limited
  • Bajaj Finance Limited
  • Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited
  • Bajaj Sevashram Private Limited
  • Hindustan Housing Company Limited
  • Jamnalal Sons Private Limited
  • Jeewan Limited
  • Kamalnayan Investment & Trading Private Limited
  • Maharashtra Scooters Limited
  • Rupa Equities Private Limited
  • Sanraj Nayan Investments Private Limited (April 1982-November 1985)
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Rajeev Jain

Managing Director

Rajeev Jain, (born on 06 September 1970), is the Managing Director of our Company. At Bajaj Finance Rajeev has charted an ambitious growth path for the company. The company is at an inflexion point and owes its exponential growth from a captive finance company to a most diversified non-bank in India today Read more

The cumulative experience at GE, American Express and AIG has helped him change the course of the company and put it on a high growth path. Rajeev was earlier with American International Group as a Deputy CEO of its Consumer Finance business. At AIG, he was responsible for building the strategic framework for AIG Consumer business entry in India, created a holding company and acquired two non-banking finance companies to establish a base for AIG in the Indian market. 

Before that, he was with American Express where he spent more than eight years. During this period he did various roles across various products like credit cards, personal and business loans etc. At the time of leaving American Express, he was the Head of Personal and Small Business Lending in India. Rajeev is a Management graduate from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

LIST OF DIRECTORSHIPS:

  • Bajaj Finance Limited
  • Bajaj Housing Finance Limited (Formerly Bajaj Financial Solutions Limited)
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Ms. Lila Poonawalla

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Lila Poonawalla, (born on 16 September 1944), is a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. She has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune university in 1967 and an Advanced Marketing and Management program at IMDR Lausanne Switzerland in 1988. Ms. Lila Poonawalla is the Chairperson of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. Read more

AWARDS:

  • Recipient of the prestigious Padmashree, in 1989, by the Indian Government,
  • Recipient of International recognition from the King of Sweden in 2003, with the Polar Star Award and named as the Officer of the Royal Order.

PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Director
  • Member of Pune Citizens' Police Foundation
  • Executive Council Member – MCCI
  • Top Management Consortium – Executive Council Member
  • Poona Blind Men's Association - Vice Chairperson
  • Chairperson Emeritus QCFI Maharashtra Chapter.
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