CII Leadership


Mr. Uday Kotak
Vice President, CII (2017-18) &
Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

As a young 26-year old entrepreneur in 1985, Uday Kotak started Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd. (which later became Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd). In 2003 Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. became the first non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India's corporate history to be converted into a bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (KMBL) is regarded as one of the most efficient and high performing banks in India, built on the principles of simplicity and prudence.

Uday's 'basics of banking' approach has ensured that the loan book is of high quality and the bank is well-capitalised. In a journey spanning nearly three decades, he has not only helped the company grow to this scale but also earn respect.

Uday maintains a strong focus on community development and inclusive growth, and feels strongly that education is key to the alleviation of the social malaise afflicting India's under-privileged. In a bid to address this issue, he has established the Kotak Education Foundation that focuses on the educational needs of underprivileged children.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.