Inspiring Woman Of The Day

Posted: July 8, 2012

Chanda Kocchar is the Managing Director and C.E.O. of ICICI Bank who rose to great heights due to her grit and diligence.

Chanda Kocchar is the first woman to receive the Business Leader of the Year award in 2011. She was also awarded the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies and completed her Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management along with being a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. 

She kicked off her career in 1984 as a management trainee with ICICI bank and showed impeccable service for 9 years, post which, she was regarded as one of the core team member in the year 1993. She was then promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager and then in 1998 to General Manager and was given the responsibility of handling relationships with the top profile clients.

Kocchar was regarded throughout as a fierce competitor who had a penchant for striving for the best. It was this never-say-die attitude that led to her appointment as the Joint Managing Director and C.E.O of the bank in 2007 and she proved her worth by leading the operations of the bank at times of global turmoil.

Why we find her inspiring:

– For her focus, grit and determination that not only took her but also her organization to heights.

– For being a female leader in a male dominated world.

*Photo credit: rediff

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