News of Romesh Sobti joining the board of Aditya Birla Capital has been making headlines in the past few days. After leading IndusInd Bank successfully, reports have it that the veteran banker will most likely be a nominee of the American global private equity firm, Advent on AB Capital board.
Advent, where Sobti joined as an operating partner, currently holds around 4.15 percent stake in AB Capital with an investment of over Rs 1000 crore.
Romesh Sobti’s Basic Information
|Birthday||March 24, 1950|
|Hobbies||Golfing and watching movies|
|Educational qualifications||Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
Diploma in Corporate Laws and Secretarial Practice
|State Bank of India||Started his banking career at SBI in the early 70s as a probationary officer|
|ANZ Grindlays Bank (now Standard Chartered Bank)||N/A|
|ABM Amro Bank||Worked as Executive Vice President – Country Executive, India and Head, UAE & Subcontinent|
|IndusInd Bank||Worked as Managing Director|
Awards and Achievements
- EY Entrepreneurial CEO of the Year 2015
- The Asian Banker Achievement Awards 2015, Technology Implementation Awards for ‘Best CRM Project’
- Best Bankers Awards 2013 – Best Banker – Growth, Mid-Sized by The Sunday Standard
- Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2013-14