Anupam Kaura joins Kotak Mahindra Bank as its Chief Human Resources Officer

Mumbai,3rd January 2024.

Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (“KMBL”/“Kotak”)today announced the appointment of Anupam Kaura as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to spearhead organizational transformation, in the journey of ‘accelerating change’at Kotak. Anupam joins Kotak from CRISIL Ltd, London, UK where as Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and overseeing Corporate Administration was responsible for various crucial aspects such as Talent Strategy, Performance and Rewards, Learning and Development (L&D), Culture Transformation, and overall organizational transformation efforts.  In the past year, Kotak has made global hires for key business priorities such as technology, customer experience and product.

Anupam brings with him over 25 years of relevant experience in leadership roles across Indian and global banking and finance companies. He has an extensive background in strategic HR leadership, business partnering, compensation & benefits management, Boards and HR consulting. Anupam specialises in driving change agendas and transformative initiatives in large organisations.

AtCRISIL Ltd. Anupamplayed a pivotal role in the rejuvenation and enhancement of the teams within the organisation, equipping them with the necessary skills to adapt to technological and digital disruptions. Additionally, he took on a leadership position in the acquisition of a fintech startup, overseeing the acquisitions and integration processes for companies based in the India, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Prior to CRISIL, he has held key HR roles in reputed organizations such as IDFC Bank, Citi, AXA, and PWC where he managed diverse functions and led significant initiatives.

Shanti Ekambaram, Whole time Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank said “We welcome Anupam to the Kotak family. Anupamhas a unique blend of experience in strategic HR leadership, change management, and technology integration. We believe his rich experience in leading large transformative initiatives align with Kotak’s vision to be a tech-enabled, customer centric financial institution for the future “.

Anupam Kaura, President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, “The Indian banking and finance sector is at an inflexion point of opportunities and growth and I am excited to partner with one of the most reputedand trusted brands that is transforming itself with technology, customer-centricity and talent at its core. l look forward to join the remarkable team at Kotak Mahindra Bank and contribute to its transformation.”

Anupam has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University and a Mastersin Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).