Amitabh Chaudhry is currently the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Axis Bank. He is also associated with Axis Capital as a Director. Before joining the Bank, Amitabh had a long and successful stint of nine years at HDFC Life. Under his leadership, HDFC Life emerged as the finest, most technology savvy brand in the insurance space and today, it is one of India’s largest private life insurers.
Prior to HDFC Life, Amitabh was the Managing Director & CEO of Infosys BPO and Head of the testing unit of Infosys Technologies Ltd. He was instrumental in building the BPO right from its inception and was later credited for making it an extremely profitable business, having presence across seven countries. He started his career with Bank of America in 1987 and played diverse roles such as Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia, Regional Finance Head for Wholesale Banking and Global Markets, Chief Finance Officer of Bank of America (India) and Relationship Manager in Wholesale Banking for Mumbai and Delhi. He moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities in 2001as Head of Structured Finance practice and then also took over as the Head of Investment Banking franchise for Southeast Asia, before joining Infosys BPO in 2003.