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Board of Directors


Shri Som Mittal
- Axis Bank

Shri Som Mittal, 66 years, is an Independent Director of the Bank since 20th October 2011. Shri Som Mittal has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He began his career in the engineering and automotive industry serving at Larsen & Toubro, Escorts and Denso from 1975 to 1989.

After a successful stint in the automotive industry, he worked for the IT services and consulting services company Wipro as Chief Executive. He was responsible for building the peripherals business in collaboration with Seiko Epson and later led the integrated PC and Server business unit. He remained with Wipro through 1994. Subsequently, Shri Mittal spent 14 years in various leadership roles at Digital, Compaq and HP.

Shri Mittal served as President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) till January, 2014, a position he held since 2008. Recently, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) recognized him with a lifetime achievement award for outstanding dedication to the growth of the Global ICT industry. Other achievements include Business Leader of the Year by Rotary International and the distinguished alumni award from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Apart from serving on several corporate Boards and their committees, he is a Senior Advisor to World Bank, McKinsey & Co., Government of New Zealand among others. He is on the Governing Council of several prestigious academic institutions and social organizations. He is a member of several Government committees, besides he consults corporates and coaches senior executives. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of FICCI.

Shri Som Mittal is the Chairman of the IT Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Customer Services Committees and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Bank. Shri Mittal has attended 7 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 Shri Mittal in other companies as on 31st March 2018 are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesNature of interest
1Cyient LimitedDirector
2Tata SIA Airlines LimitedDirector
3Sheela Foam LimitedDirector
4GMR Varalakshmi FoundationDirector

The details of Committee Membership held by Shri Mittal in other companies are as follows:

Sr NoNames of the CompaniesName of the CommitteeNature of interest
1Cyient LimitedAudit CommitteeMember
2Tata SIA Airlines LimitedAudit CommitteeChairman
3Sheela Foam LimitedStakeholders Relationship CommitteeMember