Ms. Chanda Kochhar, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICICI Bank Canada, is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India’s second largest bank. As recognition of her contributions to the banking industry, Ms. Kochhar was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours in 2011. In 2010, she was ranked 11th by Financial Times’ Top 50 Women in World Business, 10th in the Fortune’s List of Most Powerful Women in Business and 92nd in the Forbes List of Most Powerful Women in the World. Ms. Kochhar has been featured in Business Today’s annual list of 30 Most Powerful Women Leaders for eight consecutive years, from 2002 to 2010. Ms. Kochhar has a MMS degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (Bombay University) and an ICWA degree from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Mr. Vijay Chandok is the President – International Banking and Small & Medium Enterprises for ICICI Bank Limited. Prior to his current role, Mr. Chandok was the Head of Retail Assets, Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) Group and Rural & Agri Banking Group of ICICI Bank Limited. He is also the former Vice Chairman of the ICICI Home Finance Company Limited. Mr. Chandok was instrumental in the establishment and growth of ICICI Bank Limited’s SME business, which currently provides services to about one million customers. Under Mr. Chandok’s leadership, ICICI Bank Limited’s international subsidiaries have won a number of banking awards, including the Consumer Moneyfacts Award 2011 for Best Online Savings Provider in the United Kingdom and the Asian Banker Award for Excellence in SME Banking in Asia Pacific, Central Asia and Gulf Region in 2009. Mr. Chandok has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University and a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Mr. Yezdi Pavri retired as Vice Chairman of Deloitte Canada in June 2012, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years. Prior to being named as Vice Chairman,
Mr. Pavri was a member of the firm’s national Client Council, the Managing Partner of the Toronto practice, founded and led Deloitte’s national Enterprise Risk Services practice, and was a founding member of the global firm’s India Steering Committee.
Mr. Pavri serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Toronto and has also served as the Treasurer on the Board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and was a member of the Board of the Canada–India Business Council and the Canadian Paralympic Foundation. Mr. Pavri obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai in 1972 and a Master’s degree in Thermal Power Engineering from Imperial College in London in 1974. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England
and Wales, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Ms. Pamela Pitz retired in 2006 after a 37 year career at one of Canada’s largest and most well respected financial institutions. Her position at retirement was Senior Vice-President Group Risk Management (Retail and Commercial Operations). During her career she held numerous key positions including Branch Manager, Account Manager Commercial and National Accounts, Vice-President Risk Management, Vice-President Operations and Service Delivery, Senior Vice-President and Relationship Manager - Systems and Technology, Senior Vice-President and General Manager - Ontario Geographic Unit, and Senior Vice - President Group Risk Management, Policy and Portfolio Management. She was one of the founding members of the Financial Institutions' Diversity Committee. Ms. Pitz was also a former member of the Canadian Bankers Association's Risk Committee. Ms. Pitz holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Glenn Rourke retired in January 2006, after working with a leading international financial group for over 30 years. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, and was involved in many aspects of international banking, including overall responsibility for operations in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. He has also held a number of significant posts for the same organization in Canada, including Vice President of World Corporate Banking and Head of Corporate Banking for Eastern Canada. Past and current board positions include Chairman of the Canadian Bankers Association’s Quebec Committee, a seat on the Corporate Loan Evaluation Committee of the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, and Chair of the Board and Chair of Investment Committee for the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. Mr. Rourke is a bilingual native of Quebec City, and holds a degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. John Thompson, an Actuary with 24 years experience in insurance, pensions and banking supervision, most recently was the Deputy Superintendent of OSFI, where he led both the supervisory and regulatory functions. Mr. Thompson served as Chair, Executive Committee, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and has served as a member of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. Mr. Thompson, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario.
Sriram H. Iyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Canada, and is also the Regional Head of ICICI Bank’s operations in North America, including the United States. Mr. Iyer joined ICICI Bank in India in 1996 and has since held a number
of key management positions of increasing responsibility. He was a core member of
the executive team that established ICICI Bank in Canada in 2003, and has overseen the Bank’s expansion in Canada and established a strong foundation for its future growth. Mr. Iyer is an active participant with business and not-for-profit organizations.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Conference Board of Canada and the Canada-India Business Council. He is also a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs. Mr. Iyer is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Executive of the Year Award 2012, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40TM Award for 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the National Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.