Deepak M. Satwalekar became a director of the Company in July 2020. Mr. Satwalekar is the Chairman of our Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Administrative and Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee and a member of our Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar was the Managing Director of HDFC Ltd., India’s first and largest specialized provider of housing finance. He then became Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (2000-2008), 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). He served on the India Advisory Board of a large European bank and is active on advisory boards of several non-profit organizations supporting primary education for the low-income and underprivileged communities in rural and urban India. He is on the board of SINE, a technology incubator at Indian Institute of Technology (“IIT”), Bombay.
Mr. Satwalekar has chaired the RBI Committee on corporate governance in public sector banks and was a member of several industry and government/regulatory authority committees, including the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (“IRDAI”) and Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (“PFRDA”). He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT, Bombay. He was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, from November 19, 2018 until November 13, 2022.
Mr. Satwalekar is currently the Chairman of Asian Paints Limited and serves as a member of its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and its Investment Committee. He is also the Chairman of Home First Finance Company India Limited and is on the Board of Germinait Solutions Private Limited.
Mr. Satwalekar holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Masters in Business Administration from The American University, Washington D.C., USA.