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Board of Directors


Dr. Sanjiv Misra,
Director & Non Executive (Part time) Chairman
- Axis Bank

Dr. Sanjiv Misra, 70 years, is the Non-Executive (Part Time) Chairman of the Bank. Dr. Sanjiv Misra graduated in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, USA and a Ph. D from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. At Harvard University, he was designated Lucius N. Littauer Fellow of 1987 in recognition of exceptional academic strengths and leadership qualities.

Dr. Misra was a member of the Indian Administrative Service for over 35 years during which period he held a wide range of key positions in the federal and state governments, including as Managing Director of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and stints at senior levels in the Government of India in the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Petroleum and the Ministry of Finance. He was a Secretary in the Ministry of Finance till his superannuation in 2008. Subsequently, he served as a Member of the 13th Finance Commission, a constitutional position with the rank of a Minister of State.

Dr. Misra has been a member of the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. He was also a member of the Committee on Fiscal Consolidation (Kelkar Committee) set up by the Finance Minister in August 2012 to chart out a road map for fiscal consolidation for the Indian economy. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council on Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER), an internationally reputed think tank. Dr. Misra has several publications on policy issues to his credit.

Dr. Misra is a Member of the Risk Management Committee of Directors of the Bank. Dr. Misra 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 Dr. Sanjiv Misra in other companies as on 31st March 2018 are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesNature of interest
1Akzo Nobel India LimitedDirector
2Hindustan Unilever LimitedDirector

The details of Committee Membership held by Dr. Sanjiv Misra in other companies are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesName of the CommitteeNature of interest
1Akzo Nobel India LimitedAudit CommitteeChairman
2Hindustan Unilever LimitedAudit CommitteeMember