Rana Kapoor

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Dr. Rana Kapoor
Rana Kapoor, CEO of Yes bank, at the World Economic Forum on India 2012.jpg

Dr. Rana Kapoor (born 9 September 1957) is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Yes Bank, which is the fourth largest private sector bank [1] in India, with its registered office in Mumbai. He has been a professional entrepreneur, since 2003.

Early life[edit]

Rana Kapoor was born and was 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 Honours) from the University of Delhi (1977). He then obtained his MBA degree from Rutgers’ University in New Jersey, U.S.A. (1980). Rana Kapoor currently resides in Mumbai, and is married to Bindu Kapoor. He has three daughters, Radha, Raakhe and Roshini. 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.

1996 – 1998[edit]

In 1996, Rana Kapoor joined ANZ Grindlays’ Investment Bank (ANZIB) as General Manager & Country Head.

1998 – 2003[edit]

In 1998, Rana Kapoor was appointed CEO & Managing Director, and main Managing Partner of Rabo India Finance (RIF) Pvt. Ltd. (a corporate finance and investment banking organisation). He headed RIF as a foreign joint venture financial services organization in partnership with Rabobank (AAA rated) in India.

2003 - Present[edit]

In 2003, Rana Kapoor along with the Late Mr. Ashok Kapur (brother-in-law) were granted a banking license by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and set up YES BANK. Rana Kapoor is currently the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK.

In 2005, he was declared Ernst & Young's Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year.[2]

Other Accolades received[edit]

2012: Godfrey Phillips Bravery ‘National Special Social Award’ for actively driving the vision of Responsible Banking [3]

2011: BS Banker of the Year 2011 [4] by Business Standard

2011: The Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2011.

2011: The Bombay Management Association ‘Entrepreneurial Banker of the Decade’award

2011: Ranked as the 2nd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the Year (Large-sized category) by Businessworld magazine in November 2011 ,

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

2010: Inspiring Entrepreneur of 2010 at NITIE – Empresario Awards

2010: Entrepreneurial Banker of the Decade award from the Bombay Management Association

2009: 3rd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the year (mid sized category) by Business World in November 2009

2007: CEO with HR Orientation at The Times Ascent HR Excellence Awards at a function held in Bangalore in August 2007

2007: The Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award at the PHD Chamber Awards for Excellence 2007

2005: The Start- up Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards by an eminent jury.

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.[5]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),[6] Ministry of Corporate Affairs,[7] 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, CII Steering Committees, and Managing Committee, PHDCCI [8]
  • Member, Young Presidents’ Organisation [9] (YPO)
  • Member, World Presidents’ Organization [10] (WPO)
  • Member of Government of India’s Board of trade
  • Member, Founders Circle, Brookings India
  • vibinnath,new delhi


  1. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-16/news/31066825_1_growth-targets-deposit-and-credit-growth-rana-kapoor
  2. ^ "'The harder you work, the luckier you get'". 15 March 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  3. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-04/mumbai/31281881_1_godfrey-phillips-india-kk-modi-group-samir-modi
  4. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/rana-kapoor-is-bs-banker-of-the-year-111112900090_1.html
  5. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-05-25/news/31850994_1_ceos-rank-gautam-s-adani
  6. ^ http://www.iica.in/
  7. ^ http://www.mca.gov.in/
  8. ^ http://www.phdcci.in/
  9. ^ http://www.ypo.org/
  10. ^ http://www.wpo.org/