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Rana Kapoor
Rana Kapoor

Chief Mentor, MD & CEO

Rana Kapoor is the Founder & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a...read more
Rana Kapoor
Rana Kapoor

Chief Mentor, MD & CEO

Rana Kapoor is the Founder & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a high quality, state-of-the-art private Indian Bank with a vision of "Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India" by 2020. Under his leadership, YES BANK has steadily evolved as the "Professional's Bank of India" with exemplary business and financial outcomes as evidenced in the financial results since inception, with highest RoA/RoE, and the best asset quality amongst leading Public and Private Banks in India.

Rana Kapoor received an Honorary Fellowship from All India Management Association (AIMA), Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India's foremost and oldest Agri University, for his contribution to the Food & Agribusiness sector in INDIA. He holds an MBA degree from Rutgers’ University in New Jersey, U.S.A. (1980), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Delhi (1977). He has also received the prestigious President's Medal from Rutgers University.

Rana Kapoor was recently felicitated as 'The Leading Banker of the Decade' by The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In May 2016, he was recognized by the London Business School India Business Forum for Exemplary Contribution to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he was also adjudged the CEO of the Year at the Legal Era Awards and Best CSR Leadership Award (Gold) at the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards in Bali. He was also felicitated by the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai for his exemplary contribution to fostering Entrepreneurship in India and by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode for his Exemplary Contribution to Financial Services.

Namita Vikas
Namita Vikas

Group President,
Responsible Banking

Namita Vikas spearheads at YES BANK, India’s 5th largest private sector Bank, Climate Action, Green Financing and Sustainable Development...read more
Namita Vikas
Namita Vikas

Group President, Responsible Banking

Namita Vikas spearheads at YES BANK, India’s 5th largest private sector Bank, Climate Action, Green Financing and Sustainable Development agenda. As part of the top management team, she is instrumental in delivering on YES BANK’s vision of being the finest quality large Bank in India by 2020. Under her visionary guidance the Bank has assumed a leadership position in sustainability and green banking nationally and internationally. Her overall responsibility includes Sustainability Management, Climate related risks and research, Triple Bottom-line Accounting, building strategies towards Responsible Finance/Investing and Strategic Philanthropy.

Namita serves as a Board Member of “YES FOUNDATION", which was set up in 2012 and guides its overall strategy. She is a member of the Global Steering Committee of United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and is the Worldwide Chair of UN Natural Capital Declaration (NCD). Recently she was unanimously elected as the UNEP FI Chairperson for APAC. Besides this, she hold advisory board positions of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, Responsible Investment Research Association (RIRA), UNEP-FI Banking Commission, World Resource Institute - India GHG Program and Indian Centre for CSR (ICCSR). Committed to sustainable development, she is involved with national and international sustainable policy influencing as a member of United Nations Global Compact, TERI, and is often invited as a global expert to speak at influential platforms like G20.

Innovative and a design thinker, Namita with her 27 years of well-rounded experience has been associated with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and the United Nations to drive the climate finance agenda and towards green financing policies. In the past she has successfully held leadership positions with Marico, Microsoft Corporation and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Deodutta Kurane
Deodutta Kurane

Group President, Human
Capital Management

Deodutta R Kurane is the Group President - Human Capital Management at YES BANK. He spearheads the Human Resources function and is responsible for...read more
Deodutta Kurane
Deodutta Kurane

Group President, Human Capital Management

Deodutta R Kurane is the Group President - Human Capital Management at YES BANK. He spearheads the Human Resources function and is responsible for implementing innovative HR practices that will identify and nurture talent, evaluate employee contribution and establish action plans for empowering employees across the organization.

Prior to joining YES BANK, Deodutta was responsible for developing and executing the HR strategy at Bajaj Allianz as the Head - HR. He has been instrumental in developing a strong performance culture in the organization along with an effective reward and recognition system. One of his key achievements at Bajaj Allianz was in the area of learning and development with online and offline training programs and leadership development initiatives. Deodutta has successfully conceptualized and implemented an HR IT system at Bajaj Allianz, prior to which, he was with Bharat Forge Ltd, Pune.

Deodutta is a Gold Medalist in Industrial Relations and Welfare from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and brings with him over 35 years of work experience.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

Senior President & Country Head
– Corporate Strategy,
Marketing & Corporate Communication

Amit, a senior leader at YES BANK and founding member of YES Institute, YES BANK's practicing think-tank, is a 'design-thinker' with...read more Linkedin
Amit Shah
Amit Shah

Senior President & Country Head – Corporate Strategy,
Marketing & Corporate Communication

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Amit, a senior leader at YES BANK and founding member of YES Institute, YES BANK's practicing think-tank, is a 'design-thinker' with extensive experience in transformational leadership in the financial services & consultancy sectors across the world, and has made valuable contributions to the public understanding of FINTECH and Digital Banking. His responsibilities include business strategy, planning & analytics, marketing, internal & external communication, branding, digitalization, public & social policy advocacy, CSR strategy and sustainability initiatives. Recently recognized by LinkedIn as a key social media influencer with his profile featuring among the LinkedIn Power Profiles India 2016, Amit has been instrumental in creating and strengthening the 'YES BANK' brand over the last eight years. During his tenure, the bank's profit has grown more than 10x, and the bank has emerged as one of the Top 500 Banking Brands globally.

Prior to joining YES BANK, Amit has worked with organizations like TSMG and L&T. He has completed his MBA from NITIE - Mumbai and Engineering from NIT - Surathkal.

Aseem Gandhi
Aseem Gandhi

Senior President & Global Head, Yes Accelerator

Aseem heads the YES Accelerator team which significantly contributes in incubating new ideas and provides high velocity impetus to...read more Linkedin
Aseem Gandhi
Aseem Gandhi

Senior President & Global Head, Yes Accelerator

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Aseem heads the YES Accelerator team which significantly contributes in incubating new ideas and provides high velocity impetus to consummate them from conceptualisation to implementation. He drives innovation in the bank across-the-board with differentiated strategies, product offerings, systems & processes, technology driven cutting edge services. He is also responsible for ensuring speedy ideation and agile execution of all functions of the bank including retail & business banking, knowledge banking, transaction banking and digital banking.

Mr. Gandhi holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and B.Com (Hons.) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. A strategy & business incubation professional with 16 years experience in Development Finance, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking & Consulting. Domain expertise of serving low income markets in emerging economies. Major assignments include setting up of a greenfield bank & transformation of an existing bank to a contemporary financial institution.

Warren Stanley Patrick
Warren Stanley Patrick

Senior President &
Chief Learning Officer,
Human Capital Management

Warren Patrick is Senior President & Chief Learning Officer at YES BANK and Distinguished Fellow, YES Institute - YES BANK’s practicing...read more
Warren Stanley Patrick
Warren Stanley Patrick

Senior President And Chief Learning Officer, Human Capital Management

Warren Patrick is Senior President & Chief Learning Officer at YES BANK and Distinguished Fellow, YES Institute - YES BANK’s practicing think-tank. He is responsible for providing functional expertise for strengthening the empowering ‘Learning Culture’ at YES BANK and building the capacity, capability and confidence of YES BANKers by deploying structured learning interventions, ensuring alignment to business goals and driving key business outcomes. He leads the delivery of the Talent Strategy and ensures execution of projects for the development and delivery of Talent Management Programs and other Organizational Development initiatives. He is also responsible for leading, developing and implementing Bank-wide employee engagement strategies that engage, inspire and align employees to YES Bank’s vision, culture and values. Additionally, he is responsible for spearheading the Bank’s University & Schools Relationship Management (USRM) program, under the overall aegis of the Bank’s well differentiated and uniquely positioned YES SCHOOL OF BANKING (YSB).

Warren is a Results Certified Coach, and is also a trained assessor for CII National HR Excellence Award.

He is extremely passionate about people development and believes in maximizing every opportunity to leverage strengths in individuals and across teams to deliver results. He strongly believes and works towards reinforcing the culture of innovation, performance and continuous improvement thereby driving a connected workforce to ultimately deliver a more productive and engaged organization.

Warren carries over 20 years of industry experience across Banking, Insurance and FMCG. He specializes in Learning & Leadership Development, Talent Management, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, Learning Design and Development, Learning Effectiveness Measurement.