Board of Directors


Prof. Samir K Barua
- Axis Bank

Prof. Samir Barua, 66 years, is an Independent Director of the Bank since 22nd July 2011. He has Master's degree in Technology (Industrial Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) and Doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). After a short stint in the industry, he joined IIM, Ahmedabad as faculty member in 1980.

Prof. Samir Barua’s academic and professional pursuits cut across several disciplines in management, including corporate strategy, corporate governance, international finance, financial markets and decision sciences. He has taught as visiting professor to academic institutions in several other countries including USA, Netherlands and Singapore. He has taught extensively in national and international executive training programs. He has authored over two hundred papers, articles, books / book chapters and monographs, over seventy case studies in management, and several management games.

He has been a consultant to many public and private organizations, in the manufacturing, banking and financial services sectors. He has been intimately associated with the Indian financial and banking sector for over two and a half decades and the petroleum sector for over a decade and a half. He has been associated in various advisory capacities with RBI, SEBI, NSE, BSE and several ministries of Government of India. He has served on several policy making Committees of Government.

He served as Director, IIM-A (November 2007 – March 2013) and Professor, IIM-A (1980-2016). He has served as board member of international organizations and many Indian companies. He is presently the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Board, Special Committee for Monitoring of Large Value Frauds and the Risk Management Committee of Directors of the Bank. Prof. Barua has attended 9 Board Meetings of the Bank during the year. He does not hold any shares in the Bank. He is not related to any other Director or Key Managerial Personnel of the Bank.

The details of directorship held by Prof. Barua in other companies as on 31st March 2018 are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesNature of interest
1Torrent Power LimitedDirector
2Axis Capital LtdDirector
3Torrent Pipavav Generation LimitedDirector
4Tata Projects LimitedDirector
5Jagaran Microfin Private LimitedDirector
6NSE IFSC Clearing Corporation LimitedDirector

The details of Committee Membership held by Prof. Barua in other companies are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesName of the CommitteeNature of interest
1Torrent Power LimitedAudit CommitteeMember
2Axis Capital LtdAudit CommitteeChairman
3Tata Projects LimitedAudit CommitteeChairman
4Jagaran Microfin Private LimitedAudit CommitteeMember
5Torrent Pipavav Generation LimitedAudit CommitteeChairman