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Over 74,000 youth trained till March 31, 2016

Development of 250 schools as Right to Education compliant

Our Vision

To be a leading institution for the promotion of inclusive growth in India by contributing to the key enablers required for widespread participation in economic opportunities in the country.

Our Mission

We will promote inclusive growth in India through focused initiatives in the identified areas including primary healthcare, elementary education, skill development & sustainable livelihood, financial inclusion and rural development.

Governing Council

Ms. Chanda Kochhar

Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank
Chairperson, Governing Council, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth

Ms. Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank. Ms. Kochhar started her career in 1984 at ICICI in its projects department. She has wide experience in the fields of corporate credit, infrastructure financing, e-commerce strategy and retail business. read moreread more

Ms. Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank. Ms. Kochhar started her career in 1984 at ICICI in its projects department. She has wide experience in the fields of corporate credit, infrastructure financing, e-commerce strategy and retail business. She has worked with ICICI in the areas of corporate credit, infrastructure financing, e-commerce, strategy and retail finance.

Ms. Kochhar holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts from Jaihind College and a Master’s in Management Studies (MMS) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, where she topped her batch and received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies. She also holds a degree in cost and works accountancy from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, where she received the J. N. Bose Gold Medal for highest marks in that year.

Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi

Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. Prior to this, Mr. Bakshi was the Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank, where he was responsible for retail and rural banking. Previously Mr. Bakhshi was the Managing Director read moreread more

Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. Prior to this, Mr. Bakshi was the Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank, where he was responsible for retail and rural banking. Previously Mr. Bakhshi was the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Lombard, a 74:26 joint venture of ICICI Bank and Fairfax Group and one of the eight companies that started operations after the sector opened up to private sector participants in the year 2001.

Mr. Bakhshi, an Engineer and an MBA by education, joined ICICI in 1986 in the project financing department and worked there until 2001 before joining ICICI Lombard in January 2002.

Mr. N. S. Kannan

Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited

Mr. N.S. Kannan is the Executive Director of ICICI Bank. His responsibilities include Finance, Treasury, Commercial Banking, Corporate Legal, Risk Management, Secretarial, Corporate Communications and Corporate Branding. He also has the responsibility for day to day administration of the Compl read moreread more

Mr. N.S. Kannan is the Executive Director of ICICI Bank. His responsibilities include Finance, Treasury, Commercial Banking, Corporate Legal, Risk Management, Secretarial, Corporate Communications and Corporate Branding. He also has the responsibility for day to day administration of the Compliance and Internal Audit functions. Prior to his current assignment at ICICI Bank, Mr. Kannan was the Executive Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company. Earlier, Mr. Kannan was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ICICI Bank.

Mr. Kannan has been with the ICICI group for about 22 years. He joined the group as a project officer. During his tenure at the ICICI group he has also handled project finance operations, infrastructure financing, structured finance and treasury operations.

Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta

Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, is the Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Corporation Limited, the largest private sector general insurance company in India.

Mr. Dasgupta began his career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1992 in the Projects & Corporate Finan read moreread more

Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, is the Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Corporation Limited, the largest private sector general insurance company in India.

Mr. Dasgupta began his career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1992 in the Projects & Corporate Finance Division. Since then he has held key leadership positions in diverse business areas including Oil & Gas financing, E-commerce, Technology Management, Corporate Strategy and Treasury. In his final assignment in ICICI Bank, he set up the banks International Banking Group and headed it from 2002 to 2006. In October 2006, he was elevated to the Board of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited as Executive Director responsible for Sales, Distribution, Product and Marketing of the Company. He took over his current role in May 2009.

Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta holds a PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a B.E (Mechanical) degree from Jadhavpur University.

He was named as one of the top 25 ‘Young Executives in India’ by Business Today in 2006.

Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal

Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited

Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal is the Executive Director on the board of ICICI Bank. He is responsible for retail banking, inclusive & rural banking and SME & mid-corporate business. He is also the Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Home Finance Company Limited.

Mr. Sabharwal has over 18 read moreread more

Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal is the Executive Director on the board of ICICI Bank. He is responsible for retail banking, inclusive & rural banking and SME & mid-corporate business. He is also the Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Home Finance Company Limited.

Mr. Sabharwal has over 18 years of experience in the banking/financial services industry. He joined ICICI Group in 1998 and has held leadership positions in credit policy, collections, business analytics, mortgage finance, consumer loans, credit cards, rural and microfinance lending and financial inclusion. Prior to joining ICICI Group, Mr. Sabharwal worked in the consumer durables marketing, commercial finance and retail finance businesses at Godrej, SRF Finance and GE Capital. In January 2009 he joined Sequoia Capital, a leading venture/growth capital company, where he worked as Operating Partner focusing on the financial services sector. There he led new investment decisions as well as represented Sequoia at the board in existing investments. He then rejoined ICICI Bank Limited in April 2010.

Mr. Sabharwal holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Management from India Institute of Management Lucknow.

Mr. Saurabh Singh

Senior General Manager, ICICI Bank Limited
President, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth

Mr. Saurabh Singh is currently the Chief Customer Representative and a part of the senior leadership at ICICI Bank.  He is also President of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.

Mr. Singh heads the ICICI Bank Phone Banking-the largest captive contact center in Asia, the ATM bu read moreread more

Mr. Saurabh Singh is currently the Chief Customer Representative and a part of the senior leadership at ICICI Bank.  He is also President of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.

Mr. Singh heads the ICICI Bank Phone Banking-the largest captive contact center in Asia, the ATM business, Service Quality and Innovation and the Infrastructure & Services Management group.

He has driven key HR initiative and practices at ICICI Bank in previous assignments. In his current role he blends in a very rich HR experience with the Customer Service practice. He initiated and championed the ‘Designed for Service’ movement within ICICI Bank. ‘DFS’ as it is more popularly called within the Bank aims at strengthening and improving processes that enable employees to deliver a superior customer experience.

While enabling customer facing employees, Mr. Singh has been a champion of leveraging technology in achieving efficiency and delivering a superior customer experience. He has been instrumental in various industry firsts and award winning initiatives like ‘Smart Vault’. He has a keen interest in the development sector and leads ICICI Group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives under the aegis of ICICI Foundation.