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Chanda Kochhar Former CEO of Private Bank: There are many Indians who are recognized among the richest, most powerful and top people in the world. These Indians include not only men but also women. These women have made a strong identity in the country and the world on their own strength. Chanda Kochhar is one of these powerful women of the world. Chanda Kochhar has been the Managing Director and CEO of a private bank. Chanda Kochhar achieved this position, breaking the male supremacy in the Indian banking sector. However, his one mistake also made him a rake from the king. Today is the birthday of Chanda Kochhar, who was the CEO of ICICI Bank, one of the largest banks in the country. On Chanda Kochhar’s birthday, know her journey to become the CEO of the bank.
Biography of Chanda Kochhar
Chanda Kochhar was born on 17 November 1961 in a Sindhi family in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. His father’s name was Roopchand Advani, who was the principal of an engineering college in Jaipur. Chanda grew up in an academic environment as her father was a professor.
Chanda Kochhar’s Education
His early education was from St. Angela Sophia School, Jaipur itself. Chanda moved to Mumbai for further studies, where she did her B.A. from Jai Hind College. Com degree. After graduating in 1982, Chanda did a cost accountancy course from the Institute of Cost Accountants. Then obtained MMS degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai. Chanda was also awarded the Gold Medal for her outstanding performance in Management Studies.
chanda kochhar marriage
Chanda later married Deepak Kochhar, her friend from business school. Chanda and Deepak Kochhar have two children.
chanda kochhar career
- After studies, in the year 1984, Chanda Kochhar started working in ICICI as a management trainee. In just ten years, Chanda Kochhar made ICICI a wholly owned banking company. Chanda also progressed during this period.
- From Trainee, Chanda Kochhar rose to the post of Assistant General Manager. From here she kept climbing the ladder of success. She rose to the position of Deputy General Manager and General Manager.
- Then in 2001, Chanda Kochhar was made the executive director of the bank. He got the responsibility of corporate business.
- After that Chanda Kochhar was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and finally in the year 2009, Chanda Kochhar was made the CEO and MD of the bank.
Achievements of Chanda Kochhar
ICICI Bank entered the retail business under the leadership of Chanda Kochhar. The Government of India honored Chanda Kochhar with the Padma Bhushan. It is the third highest civilian award in the country.