Rana Kapoor

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Mr. Rana Kapoor

Rana Kapoor is the Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a high quality, state-of-the-art private Indian Bank with a vision of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2020. Under his leadership, YES BANK has steadily evolved as the “Professionals’ Bank of India” with exemplary business and financial outcomes as evidenced in the financial results since inception, with one of the highest RoA/RoE, and best-in-class asset quality amongst leading Public and Private Banks in India.

Early life[edit]

Rana Kapoor was born and brought up in New Delhi. He completed his schooling from Frank Anthony Public School in 1973 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree (in Economics Honors) from the University of Delhi (1977).

Rana Kapoor received an Honorary Fellowship from All India Management Association (AIMA), Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India’s foremost and oldest Agri University, for his contribution to the Food & Agribusiness sector in INDIA. He holds an MBA degree from Rutgers’ University in New Jersey, U.S.A. (1980), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Delhi (1977). He has also received the prestigious President’s Medal from Rutgers University. Prior to establishing YES BANK, Rana Kapoor was CEO & Managing Director, and main Managing Partner of Rabo India Finance (RIF) Pvt. Ltd. (a corporate finance and investment banking organisation). He successfully spearheaded RIF as a foreign joint venture financial services organization in partnership with Rabobank (AAA rated) in India and assiduously built RIF as a Professional Entrepreneur from 1998-2003. Thereafter he sold his shareholdings to Rabobank, Netherlands, in early 2003.

Prior to starting Rabo India, he was the General Manager & Country Head: ANZ Grindlays’ Investment Bank (ANZIB, from 1996–98). He spent 15 years at Bank of America (1980-1995), where he last headed the Bank’s Wholesale Banking businesses and held several positions of increasing responsibility, including assignments in Asian countries. He was presented the Eagle Pin by the Chairman of Bank of America in 1990, the highest professional recognition for consistent performance excellence at Bank of America, amongst several other enterprising achievements.

Rana Kapoor currently resides in Mumbai, and is married to Bindu Kapoor. He has three daughters, Radha, Raakhe and Roshini.

Accolades Received[edit]

2014: ‘Banker of the Year’ at the ‘Skoch Financial Inclusion and Deepening Awards’

2014: “Visionary Business and Banking Leader” by National Real Estate Development Council

2014: 'Excellence in Leadership Award’ by the ‘Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA)’

2014: World Trade Centre Award of Honor 2014

2014: ‘Best CEO-BFSI Hall of Fame: 2014’ at the ‘IMM – JJ Awards for Excellence’

2013: The Asian Banker CEO Leadership Achievement Award for India

2013: ‘Best Banker of the Year’ by the ‘4th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards’

2013: ‘Best Indian Banker (Mid-Sized)’ by ‘The Sunday Standard Best Bankers Awards’

2012: ‘Best Indian Banker (Mid-Sized)’ by ‘The Sunday Standard Best Bankers Awards’

2012: ‘Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award’ by the ‘PHD Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence’

2012: ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the ‘HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards’

2012: IBN7 Guru Shishya Award - Business

2012: ‘Banker of the Year’ by the ‘Business Standard’[1]

2012: Godfrey Phillips ‘National Special Social Award’ for actively driving the vision of Responsible Banking[2]

2012: ‘Future Leader of the Year’ by the ‘Corporate Excellence Awards’

2011: ‘2nd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the year (Large-Sized Category)’ by the ‘Business World’

2011: ‘Indian Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the ‘Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Awards’

2011: ‘Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa)’ for outstanding contribution to the Food & Agribusiness Sector in India at the ‘G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology’

2011: ‘Honorary Fellowship’ at the ‘All India Management Association (AIMA)’

2011: ‘President's Medal’ at the ‘Rutgers University’, New Jersey

2011: ‘Entrepreneurial Banker of the Decade (2001-2010)’ by ‘Bombay Management Association (BMA)’

2011: Achievers and Leaders Award for Institution Building

2011: ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ by the ‘Talent Leadership & HR Awards’

2010: ‘Honorary Fellowship’ by the ‘Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF)’

2010: ‘Indian Business Leader of the Year’ award at the ‘FICCI-Horasis Global Indian Business Summit’ in Spain.

2010: ‘Most Inspiring Entrepreneur of the year’ by ‘NITIE – Empresario Awards’

2010: ‘Banker of the Year’ by the ‘Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards’

2010: ‘2nd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the year (Mid-Sized Category)’ by the ‘Business World’

2009: ‘3rd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the year (Mid-Sized Category)’ by the ‘Business World’

2007: ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ by the ‘Times Ascent HR Excellence Awards’

2007: ‘The Distinguished Entrepreneurship of the Year 2007’ Award by the ‘PHD Chamber Awards for Excellence’

2005: ‘The Start- up Entrepreneur of the Year 2005’ Award by the ‘Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards’

1990: The Eagle Pin by the Chairman of Bank of America, the highest professional recognition for consistent performance.

The Economic Times recently ranked him among the 100 most powerful CEOs of India Inc for 2012.[3] He has received a Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India’s foremost and oldest Agri University, for his contribution to the food & agribusiness sector in INDIA. He has also received a Honorary Fellowship from All India Management Association (AIMA). He is a recipient of the prestigious President’s Medal from Rutgers University

Additional Positions held[edit]

  • Honorary Consul for Cyprus in Mumbai since 2002
  • President of ASSOCHAM, India’s apex knowledge chamber
  • Deputy Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) (2011–12)
  • Member, Government of India’s Board of Trade
  • Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA),[4] Ministry of Corporate Affairs,[5] Government of India.
  • Member, Governing Council & an Honorary Fellow, Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF)
  • Member, Governing Council, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI)
  • President of FICCI Maharashtra State Council (2010–11)
  • President, The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (2009 – 10)
  • Member, World Presidents’ Organization (WPO)[6]
  • Member, Founders Circle, Brookings India

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/rana-kapoor-is-bs-banker-of-the-year-111112900090_1.html
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/parties/mumbai/Celebs-at-Godfrey-Bravery-National-Awards/articleshow/12518357.cms?referral=PM
  3. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-05-25/news/31850994_1_ceos-rank-gautam-s-adani
  4. ^ http://www.iica.in/
  5. ^ http://www.mca.gov.in/
  6. ^ http://www.wpo.org/