Board Of Directors

Sanjiv Bajaj

Chairman

Sanjiv Bajaj, (born on 02 November 1969), is a Non-Executive Chairman of our Company. He has B.E. (Mech), first class with distinction from the University of Pune, M.Sc (Manufacturing Systems Engg) with distinction from the University of Warwick, UK and MBA from Harvard Business School, USA. Read more

  • Chairman and MD Bajaj Finserv: Bajaj Finserv operates in the insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited, as well as in the lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited. His role includes guiding the current businesses and building new ones in the financial services space. He has been Managing Director since 2008 and recently in 2020 has also become Chairman.
  • Chairman of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company with effect from 01-04-2013. He was a Non-Executive Director of these two companies from their inception in 2001 up to 31 March 2013.
  • Managing Director of Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited with effect from 01-04-2012 (earlier its Non-Executive Director). His role includes building the strategy and team, and guiding this investment company, which has almost Rs. 60,000 crore in cash and investments including over 30% stake in Bajaj Auto and around 40% in Bajaj Finserv

Memberships:

  • President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2022-23. Sanjiv has been engaged with CII for many years at the State, Regional, and National level. He was the President-Designate of CII for 2021-22 and the Chairman of the Western Region during 2019-20.
  • International Advisory Board (IAB), Allianz SE
  • International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP) of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). 
  • Sanjiv Bajaj was elected as Chairman of Western Region of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Member of the Insurance Advisory Committee of IRDAI since August 2019
  • Member of Regional Stewardship Board for India and South Asia 2019-2020 of World Economic Forum

Awards:

  • Financial Express Best banks Award: Banker of the year 2019
  • All India Management Association (AIMA) Managing India Awards – Entrepreneur of the Year award 2019
  • Economic Times – Business Leader of the year India 2018, the most prestigious business awards in india. 
  • Asian Centre’s Leadership, Corporate Governance, Sustainability & CSR Awards - Transformational Leader Award (Large Cap Category) 2018
  • Ernst & Young - EY Entrepreneur of the Year, India 2017
  • India Today – Top 50 Power List 2017-18
  • Bombay Management Association (BMA) - Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015-16
  • Business World - India’s Most Valuable CEOs in 2015 & 2016

 

His major directorships are as under:

  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited
  • Bajaj Auto Limited
  • Bajaj Auto Holdings Limited
  • Bajaj Finserv Limited
  • Bajaj Finance Limited
  • Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited
  • Maharashtra Scooters Limited
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Rajeev Jain

Vice Chairman

Rajeev Jain, (born on 06 September 1970), is the Vice Chairman and former Managing Director of our Company. At Bajaj Finance Rajeev has charted an ambitious growth path for the company. The company is at an inflexion point and owes its exponential growth from a captive finance company to a most diversified non-bank in India today Read more

The cumulative experience at GE, American Express and AIG has helped him change the course of the company and put it on a high growth path. Rajeev was earlier with American International Group as a Deputy CEO of its Consumer Finance business. At AIG, he was responsible for building the strategic framework for AIG Consumer business entry in India, created a holding company and acquired two non-banking finance companies to establish a base for AIG in the Indian market. 

Before that, he was with American Express where he spent more than eight years. During this period he did various roles across various products like credit cards, personal and business loans etc. At the time of leaving American Express, he was the Head of Personal and Small Business Lending in India. Rajeev is a Management graduate from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

LIST OF DIRECTORSHIPS:

  • Bajaj Finance Limited
  • Bajaj Housing Finance Limited (Formerly Bajaj Financial Solutions Limited)
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Atul Jain

Managing Director

Atul Jain was appointed as the Managing Director of Bajaj Housing Finance Limited w.e.f. 1 May 2022. He was with Bajaj Finance Limited (BFL) for over 16 years prior to moving as CEO of Bajaj Housing Finance Ltd (BHFL) in April 2018. He has been instrumental in shaping the organization to deliver multi-fold asset growth over the past 4 years coupled with a risk-averse approach and helped the organization to navigate seamlessly through major industry crisis over the past two years. Read more

He started his career in Investment Banking and later moved to retail finance. He was at the helm of the Collections team over 11 years at BFL as Chief Collection Officer, 4 years as President- Rural Lending & Collections and 2 years as Enterprise Risk Officer for Bajaj Finance Limited.

He is an MBA in Finance and has over 30 years of rich work experience in the financial sector.

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Dr. Arindam Kumar Bhattacharya

Independent Director

Dr. Arindam Kumar Bhattacharya is a Managing Director and Senior Partner of The Boston Consulting Group, India. He is also a BCG Fellow, and was a co-leader and founder of Bruce Henderson Institute, BCG's thought leadership institution. Before taking over the current role he headed BCG India, leading BCG’s operations in the country for six years. He is a member of global leadership team of the Global Advantage practice and was earlier member of the global leadership teams of Industrial Goods, Public Sector and Social Impact practices and founder and co-leader of BCG’s Global Advantage Practice. As a BCG Fellow he has focused his research on Globalization and has and has authored two books Globality – Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, and Beyond Great – Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism and Technological Revolution, and numerous articles on the subject. Read more

Starting his career with the Eicher Group in India as a graduate engineer trainee, Dr. Bhattacharya has over 30 years of experience in the industry and consulting with focus on the industrial sector. In recent years he has led the BCG's growing engagement with Central and State Governments on both economic and on social sector topics like education and health, and consulted with organizations like World Food Programme, Save the Children, Gates Foundation and World Bank.

Dr Bhattacharya is a past member of National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry and has co-chaired CII’s National Manufacturing Council. He is a member of the International Advisory Boards of Oxford India Center of Sustainable Development, Oxford University, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego, and Munjal School for Global Manufacturing at the Indian School of Business. He is on board of Lemon Tree Hotels and WISH Foundation, India’s biggest Public Health NGO. Dr. Bhattacharya was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK where he completed his MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Doctorate of Engineering.

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Ms. Lila Poonawalla

Non-Executive Independent Director

Ms. Lila Poonawalla, (born on 16 September 1944), is a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. She has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune university in 1967 and an Advanced Marketing and Management program at IMDR Lausanne Switzerland in 1988. Ms. Lila Poonawalla is the Chairperson of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. Read more

AWARDS:

  • Recipient of the prestigious Padmashree, in 1989, by the Indian Government,
  • Recipient of International recognition from the King of Sweden in 2003, with the Polar Star Award and named as the Officer of the Royal Order.

PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Director
  • Member of Pune Citizens' Police Foundation
  • Executive Council Member – MCCI
  • Top Management Consortium – Executive Council Member
  • Poona Blind Men's Association - Vice Chairperson
  • Chairperson Emeritus QCFI Maharashtra Chapter.
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Mr. Anami N Roy

Independent Director

Anami N Roy, born on 15 May 1950, is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. He is a distinguished former Director General of Police, having served in the Indian Police Service in Maharashtra and with the Government of India for over 38 years. He held a variety of assignments both in Maharashtra and with the Central Government including Commissioner of Police, Aurangabad, Pune and Mumbai and retired as Director General of Police, Maharashtra, commanding a 225,000 strong force. Read more

While with Government of India, he headed the operations of the elite Special Protection Group, looking after proximate security of Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their families, in which capacity he travelled extensively within India and overseas and interacted with the forces and governments of many foreign countries around the world.

Known popularly as the People's Commissioner, he set up many citizen-friendly schemes and systems to resolve and fulfill people's problems and expectations like Citizen Facilitation Centres in Police Commissioner's office and later in all police stations where all requirements of people from police were dealt with in a transparent, time-bound and hassle-free manner, Mumbai Police Infoline for giving all information from and about Police through a toll-free number, Elderline for senior citizens, Slum Police Panchayat, etc.

He was appointed as an Advisor to the Governor of Andhra Pradesh when the state was under President's rule in 2014. He also dealt with the separation of Andhra-Pradesh in two states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and supervised the General Elections of 2014 in both states.

Post retirement, has been engaged in the social/non-profit sector. He runs a not-for-profit company Vandana Foundation under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 for supporting people at the bottom of the pyramid with livelihood.

He is on the Board of many prominent companies. He is also involved in many other companies in advisory capacity. He brings with him a wide and rich experience of public service, functioning of governments at the state and central level.

His major directorships are as under:

  • Bajaj Auto Ltd.
  • Bajaj Finance Ltd.
  • Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
  • Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
  • Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Finolex Industries Limited
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