|Mr. Arvind Kumar|
|Director, ICICI Bank Limited|
Mr. Arvind Kumar graduated in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi in 1987 followed by a post-graduate diploma in management (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) in 1989. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1991 and has worked in various capacities in the State of Andhra Pradesh from 1991 till 2006 and 2008-2009. He took a years sabbatical during 2006-07 to pursue Masters in Public Policy (MPP) with specialization in Health and Health policy from Woodrow Wilson School (WWS), Princeton University, USA, as a Robert McNamara scholar. Further, he is a Chevening Gurukul scholar and undertook a course on Leadership and Excellence at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK in 2010. Since 2009 onwards, Mr. Kumar has been holding various portfolios at the Central line Ministries in the Government of India (GoI). As Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, GoI, he is currently looking after Institutional Finance including housing finance, MSME finance & Micro Finance. He also looks after RRBs, Agriculture Credit and credit policy.
His experience, spanning over twenty years, is extremely rich, wide- ranging and multi-sectoral, primarily in public policy and governance with focus on development sectors. His work in 'arresting female feticide' and restoring sex ratio at birth is extensively acknowledged.
In addition to ICICI Bank Ltd, Mr Kumar is a Government nominee Director also on the Board of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), The New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), IFCI Ltd and National Housing Bank (NHB). He is also in charge Director of National Insurance Academy Pune.