Rajiv Anand is a qualified, rank-holding Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry and has taken over as the Executive Director - Wholesale Banking at Axis Bank with effect from 21st December 2018. He will also drive the agenda for some of the key subsidiaries like Axis Capital, Axis UK and A.TReDS.
Mr Anand has held key management positions at leading global financial institutions and has diverse experience in the financial services sector. He has been with the Axis Group for over 10 years with number of other successes to his credit. He joined the bank to lead the Retail business from its asset management arm, Axis Asset Management Co. Ltd., where he held the position of Managing Director & CEO. In his role as Executive Director - Retail Banking at Axis Bank he has been responsible for developing and growing the retail franchise, which is today regarded as amongst the best in the industry. He is also credited with leading digitisation for the retail business.
In his previous roles, he had led from the front in building investments, balance sheet management, money market and bond trading. He has also been very successful as a Debt Fund Manager and has won several accolades for the same. He brings strengths in capital markets and building new businesses to his responsibilities at the bank.
He is an avid sports lover and movie fan. Mr Anand’s family consists of his wife, who is a graphic design professional, and their two daughters.
Mr. Naveen Tahilyani is the Group Executive – Head Banking Operations and Transformation at Axis Bank since January, 2020. He brings with him 22 years of experience in financial services in both operating and consulting roles.
At Axis Bank, he leads all functions under Retail & Wholesale Banking Operations, Information Technology, Strategy and Business Intelligence Unit of the bank.
Before joining Axis Bank, he was the CEO of Group Partnership Distribution at AIA. Prior to that, he served as the MD & CEO of Tata AIA Life Insurance in India. Under his leadership, he was responsible for creating a distinctive customer experience using data and digital, and streamlining and improving distribution and back end operations. As a result, in his tenure as CEO, Tata AIA grew to a top quartile position in retail volumes and achieved industry benchmark profitability and quality metrics. Prior to Tata AIA, Mr. Tahilyani was a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company, where he led the India and South-East Asian Financial Institutions Group (FIG) practice.
Mr. Tahilyani holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Other than his work, he is passionate about long distance running, reading and watching science fiction.
Himadri Chatterjee is the President of Retail & Wholesale Banking Operations at Axis Bank.
He joined Axis Bank Ltd (then UTI Bank) in 1995 and has served in various capacities. Mr Chatterjee has worked in treasury and was instrumental in the growth of the bank’s international trade business.
Vinaya Varma is the CEO of mjunction services limited, and a core member of the Invoicemart founding team since its inception.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr Varma was with Tata Steel, where he handled several functions such as production, planning, etc. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), USA. He is a practitioner of Theory of Constraints (ToC), and has attended several sessions of ToC at Goldratt House, Tel Aviv.
Mr Varma was elected to the Confederation of Indian Industry’s West Bengal State Council and to NASSCOM's Internet, Mobile & e-Commerce Council. He was conferred the Special Recognition Award in the services category by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2016.
Mr Varma is a B Tech from IIT Kanpur, where he also did his advanced management programme.
Pankaj Mittal is Vice President, mjunction services limited, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Steel and Steel Authority of India Ltd.
Mr Mittal’s manufacturing industry experience includes stints at Tata Steel and the Jindal group, and spans manufacturing execution, supply chain, marketing & sales, BPR and ERP deployment. He has worked with IT majors like TCS, SAP, and HCL Technologies, and also served as a consultant for multiple companies in process industry and discrete manufacturing domains.
Mr Mittal is a member of the NASSCOM Eastern Region Council, and the IT Services Special Interest Group.
As part of the SKF Group, he held a number of top management positions including President for the Industrial Market (strategic industries), member of the Sweden-based Group Executive Committee and President SKF Asia. He was the Managing Director of SKF India from 2002 till 2009.
During his career spanning over four decades, Mr Makhija has been an active participant and contributor to the industrial and technology sectors, both internationally and in India.
Prior to joining SKF, Mr Makhija was the CEO and MD of Tata Honeywell Ltd. He also sits on the board of Axis Bank, Tata Technologies Ltd and Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd.
Mr Makhija is a chemical engineer from IIT Delhi.
Dipak Kumar Banerjee
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Dipak Kumar Banerjee serves as an independent director on the boards of A.TReDS Ltd.
He started his career with Life Insurance Corporation in 1970 and thereafter, joined Hindustan Lever in 1975.
Mr Banerjee also served as a Commercial Officer for the Africa and Middle East Group of Unilever, London, from 1993 to 1997.