Mr. Prasad Chandran is an Independent Director of our Company. He has been on our Board since August 2017. Mr. Chandran holds a bachelor’s degree (honors) in chemistry from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in business administration from University Business School, Chandigarh. He has also completed the advanced business management education from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA and AOTS, Tokyo University, Japan. He was designated as the chairman and managing director of BASF India Limited to pursue his interest in nation building. He was also the chairman of CIBA India Limited, Cynamide India Limited, Pushpa Polymers before they integrated into BASF India Limited. He is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Special Task Force on the National Chemical Policy.
Mr. A. K.T. Chari joined HDFC Pension as a Independent Director on March 28, 2013. He is associated with Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd. (IDFC) for last 11 years. Currently he is handling project finance for infrastructure projects at IDFC. Mr Chari was associated with Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) from 1975 to 1999. Mr. Chari has completed his Electrical Engineering from Madras University in 1962.
Ms. Vibha Padalkar joined HDFC Pension as a Non Executive Director on June 20, 2011. Ms. Padalkar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at HDFC Life. Ms. Padalkar joined HDFC Life in August 2008 after a seven year stint as Executive Vice President- Finance at WNS Global Services, an NYSE listed leading global business process outsourcing company. While there, Vibha led a team that successfully completed the Group's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in a short span of six months. Prior to WNS, Vibha was with Colgate Palmolive India, including a short posting to the group's New York headquarters.Ms. Padalkar qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1992, after having completed her college education in London. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.
Mr. Parvez Mulla has joined HDFC Pension as a Non Executive Director on September 25, 2018. Mr. Parvez Mulla has been associated with HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited as Sr. EVP & Chief Business Officer - Group since January 2018 and heads Institutional Business which covers Group Business, Bancassurance with NBFC/MFI, small finance banks, Co-operative banks, Pension & Retirement Business and Government Business.Prior to joining HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited, he was the MD with True North Managers LLP and before that he was the Chief Executive of Retail at L&T Financial Services.
Prior to L&T Financial Services, he was associated with ICICI Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and Bajaj Auto. He has over 23 years of experience in retail banking and financial services. Mr. Mulla holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.