Mr. Deepak M Satwalekar was the Managing Director of HDFC Ltd (India’s first specialized provider of housing finance and now the largest) till 2000, and thereafter the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd till 2008, the first private sector life insurance company registered in India after 1956.
Mr. Satwalekar has also been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT).
Mr. Satwalekar serves on the India Advisory Board of a large European bank. He is currently active on the Advisory Boards of a few non-profit organisations, engaged in the field of primary education for the low-income and underprivileged members of society in rural and urban India. He is on the Board of SINE, a technology incubator at IIT, Bombay. He also advises a Venture Capital Fund.
Mr. Satwalekar has chaired the RBI Committee on Corporate Governance in Public Sector Banks, besides being a member of several expert groups/committees set up by industry/Government/RBI/IRDA/PFRDA.
Mr. Satwalekar is a recipient of the 'Distinguished Alumnus Award' from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
Mr. Satwalekar is currently the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore.