A graduate in electronics and communication engineering from the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore, Ms. B Sindhu chose Public Administration and Sociology as her subjects in the civil services exam. She topped the State in the civil service examination in 2011. Currently she serves as the Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department, Government of Karnataka.
Dr. Rajiv Lall is the Non-Executive Chairman of IDFC Bank. He was the Founder MD & CEO of IDFC Bank from October 1, 2015 till December 18, 2018. Previously, he was the Executive Chairman of IDFC Limited.
A veteran economist for 30 years, Dr. Lall has been an active part of the finance and policy landscape, both in India and internationally. In his diverse career, he has also held leadership roles in global investment banks and multilateral agencies. His expertise spans project finance, private equity/venture capital, international capital markets, trade, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy issues, with a particular focus on emerging markets including India and China.
Dr. Lall has served on numerous committees of the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India, including the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, the High Powered Expert Committee for Urban Infrastructure, the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure and the Expert Committee on Modernisation of Indian Railways. He has also served as India’s representative to the G-20 Working Group on Infrastructure.
Dr. Lall is member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Asia Business Council and the City of London Advisory Council for India. He was also President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Outside of business related fora, Dr. Lall serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia; is a member of the Founders Circle, Brookings, India. He is also Convenor of the Social Impact Council of India and is Founder Chairman of Lok Foundation.
Prior to joining IDFC, Dr. Lall was variously, a Partner with Warburg Pincus in New York; Head of Asian Economic Research with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong; a senior staff member of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, as well as faculty member of the Florida Atlantic University Department of Economics.
He is an active speaker and columnist on macro-economic and public policy issues.
Dr. Lall earned his BA in politics, philosophy and economics from the Oxford University, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
Mr. A.K.T Chari joined IDFC as Chief Operations Officer in 1999 and was later designated as Executive Director. During his tenure with IDFC till September, 2010, he was responsible for all Project Finance and Infrastructure Finance transactions and decision making at IDFC. From October, 2010 till September 2015, he served as Advisor with IDFC. Mr. Chari has over 40 years of experience, in the areas of Project Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Venture Capital Finance Prior to joining IDFC, Mr. Chari worked with the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) for 25 years where he held the position of Chief General Manager/Adviser – Corporate Finance. In this role, his responsibilities included appraisal of projects – infrastructure and industrial, project monitoring and portfolio management in the Large, SME and venture capital sectors. Currently he is serving as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of a few Companies, engaged in Infrastructure activities, Mr. Chari holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.
Mr. Murthy’s professional career spanning over 35 years comprises his stints as an independent advocate, in-house lawyer of Nationalized Banks, General Manager-Legal, Industrial Development Bank of India, Chief Legal Advisor, Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd, Group Legal Counsel, Essar Group and his present assignment. As an in-house counsel, Mr. Murthy has successfully lead/steered many initiatives and transactions, both in India and abroad. His areas of specialization include domestic and international M&A, industrial and Infrastructure Financing and domestic and international litigation/arbitration. He has extensively contributed to formulation of various policies and regulations and also developing structures for public-private participation in infrastructure sectors. Mr. Murthy is a law graduate from Bangalore University and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. His areas of expertise include, inter alia, Banking, Corporate, M&A, and Commercial and Infrastructure laws.
Mr. S. N. Nagendra serves as Regional Business Head of Karnataka & Goa and Member of Executive Management at Housing Development Finance Corp. Ltd.. Earlier, he served as its General Manager and Senior General Manager. Mr. Nagendra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Law and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration.