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.
Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry joined HDFC Pension as a Non Executive Director on June 20, 2011. Mr Amitabh Chaudhry is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HDFC Life.
Before joining HDFC Life in January 2010, he was the Managing Director and CEO of Infosys BPO. He also headed the Independent Validation Services practice unit at Infosys Technologies. Mr. Chaudhry started his career with Bank of America managing diverse responsibilities ranging from Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia, Regional Finance Head for Wholesale Banking and Global Markets and Chief Finance Officer of Bank of America (India). He moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities, Singapore, in 2001 where he headed the Investment Banking franchise for South East Asia and Structured Finance practice for Asia before joining Infosys BPO in 2003.
Mr. Chaudhry holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Ms Vibha Padalkar joined HDFC Pension as a Non Executive Director on June 20, 2011. Ms. Padalkar is the Executive Director and Chief Financial 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.
Vibha leads the Finance, Legal, Secretarial & Compliance, Internal Audit & Risk functions as well as has oversight of the Pension Subsidiary Company.