ICICI Bank Appoints Anup Bagchi

ICICI Bank appointed its brokerage business head Anup Bagchi as executive director of the bank and head of retail banking, replacing Rajiv Sabharwal. Shilpa Kumar...

List of WTO Bodies’ Chairpersons

The WTO General Council, on 7 April 2017, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. Regular bodies Trade Policy Review...

Exide Appoints New CEO

The ₹6,800-crore turnover Exide Industries has elevated Deputy Managing Director Gautam Chatterjee as Managing Director and CEO. Chatterjee will replace PK Kataky who will retire...

Power Finance Corporation Gets New MD

Rajeev Sharma has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC). Sharma succeeds M K Goel who retired on...

KPMG in India Gets New CEO

KPMG in India has a new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in Arun M. Kumar. He has been elected to head the professional services firm...

Insolvency Board Gets New Director

Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri took charge as Executive Director, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi. Before joining IBBI, Dr. Suri was...

Huawei Appoints William Zhao

Huawei has appointed William Zhao as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its India R&D centre. As the COO, Zhao has complete management responsibility,...

YES BANK Gets New Group President

YES BANK announces the appointment of Amit Sanan as Group President & Country Head for Mid-Corporate Banking. Amit will be responsible for further developing and...

Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected GSMA Chairman

Bharti Enterprises Founder and Chairman Sunil Mittal has been elected as GSMA Chairman for a two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. GSMA Chairman...

Enforcement Director Gets Fixed Tenure

Karnal Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer, has been granted a two-year fixed tenure as the Enforcement Directorate chief following the Supreme Court’s directions. He...

Christine Lagarde Re-Elected IMF Head

The International Monetary Fund board re-elected Managing Director Christine Lagarde to a second five-year term, starting on July 5. Lagarde, the only candidate nominated for...

6 Officials of Banks Get Promotions

Six banks officials working as General Managers and Executive Directors have been promoted and given new postings. P V Bharathi and Sanjiv Sharan, General Managers...

Antonio Guterres is New UN Secretary-General

Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres is sworn in as the new United Nations Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister...

UN Chief Appoints New Under Secretary General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Jan Beagle of New Zealand as the new Under-Secretary-General for Management. Ms. Beagle is currently the Deputy Executive Director...

Legal Services Authority Gets New Chairman

Justice Dipak Misra of the Supreme Court has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), with effect from 4th...

Department of Expenditure Gets New Head

Ashok Lavasa took over as Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Finance Ministry. Ashok Lavasa succeeds Ratan P Watal. The coveted post of Finance Secretary...

Jammu Kashmir Bank Gets New Chief

Parvez Ahmad will take charge as the next Chairman-cum-Chief Executive Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Bank on October 6. Parvez Ahmad, who will replace Mushtaq...

New Economic Adviser Appointed by Government

The Union Cabinet approved the appointment of Sanjeev Sanyal, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department...

Lohani Appointed New Chairman of Railway Board

Mr. Ashwani Lohani, IRSME has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. Prior to this...

NMDC Gets New Chairman

In terms of the order of Ministry of Steel, the additional charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NMDC Ltd, has been assigned to...

Amit Chandra Joins Tata Sons

Tata Sons appointed Bain Capital Managing Director Amit Chandra as a non-executive director on its board with immediate effect. Chandra joined Bain Capital as Managing...

Ashok Chawla Joins Yes Bank Board

Former Competition Commission of India chairman Ashok Chawla took charge as Non-Executive Chairman of Yes Bank. Chawla, who has also served as Union Finance Secretary,...

Union Public Service Commission Gets New Members

Air Marshal Ajit Shankarrao Bhonsle, took the oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The oath was administered by...

Tata Sons Appoints New Group CFO

Tata Sons has appointed Saurabh Agrawal as the group Chief Financial Officer. Agrawal is an investment banker and was Head of Strategy at the Aditya...

Bhabha Atomic Centre Gets New Head

Distinguished scientist KN Vyas was appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the country's premier multi-disciplinary nuclear research centre. He succeeds Shekar Basu, who...

Biocon Appointed Suresh Subramanian

Biotechnology company Biocon has appointed Suresh Subramanian as the Head of the company's branded formulations (India) business. Suresh has over 30 years of experience in...

Indian Banks Association Gets New CEO

V G Kannan took charge as Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). He succeeds M V Tanksale who demitted office on August...

UNDP Announces its First-Ever Ocean Advocate

To mark World Oceans Day (8 June), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) named Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to...

USA Appoints New National Intelligence Chief

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Dan Coats as his National Intelligence Director. The Indiana ex-senator formerly served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Coats would provide...

Multi Commodity Exchange Gets New Head

After two years of wait, Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) finally saw the new Managing Director and CEO, Mrugank Paranjape, taking charge. Mrugank Paranjape has joined...

SBI Chief Gets Extension

The government granted a one-year extension to Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairman of State Bank of India. Her current three-year term was to end on October...

Australia Gets First Female Chief Justice

Australia’s first female Chief Justice of the High Court was officially sworn in Canberra. Susan Kiefel, who replaces outgoing Chief Justice Robert French, is the...

New Election Commissioner Appointed

The President has appointed Sunil Arora as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission. A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has...

New Indian High Commissioner To UK

India's new high commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna, has taken charge of his new post at India House in London. Mr Sarna, an Indian...

Oriental Bank of Commerce Gets New CFO

Oriental Bank of Commerce has appointed Jitender Mohan Singh (General Manager) as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank in place of CHSS Mallikarjuna Rao. Accordingly,...

National Legal Services Authority Gets New Chairman

Government of India has appointed Judge of Supreme Court of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, as the new Executive Chairman of the National Legal...

UPSC Gets New Secretary

IAS officer T Jacob has been appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Jacob is a 1984 batch Tamil Nadu cadre officer. He was...

UN Humanitarian Affairs Office Gets New Head

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appoints Mark Lowcock, a national of the United Kingdom, as the United Nation’s highest official on humanitarian assistance and aid...

Bank of the West Gets New CEO

Indian-American Nandita Bakshi has been appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West, a unit of French banking giant BNP...

Facebook Appoints Anand Chandrasekaran

Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Anand Chandrasekaran for a strategic role for its Messenger app. Chandrasekaran, who served as the senior director of mobile...

National Cadet Corps Gets New Head

Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht took over the reins of National Cadet Corps (NCC) as its Director General on 23 December 2016. An alumnus of National...

Indian Woman Elected as Judge at UN Body ITLOS

Dr Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as a judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the...

SBI Pension Funds Gets New CEO

SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd (SBIPFPL), a subsidiary of SBI, has appointed Kumar Sharadindu as the MD & CEO of the company. Prior to this...

Shashank Manohar Elected ICC Chairman

Veteran cricket administrator Shashank Manohar was elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman. The 58-year-old was elected to the post after the ICC Full Council’s...

Antonio Guterres is New UN Secretary General

The Security Council has selected the Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General of the United Nations...

Nalanda University Gets New Chancellor

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is the new Chancellor of Nalanda University. He will replace George Yeo, former Foreign Minister of Singapore, who quit after the...

New Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Union Government has appointed former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as new Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will...

New Chairman of Karnataka ASSOCHAM

R Shivakumar, Chairman of Kumar Group of companies, Bengaluru, has been appointed as the Chairman of Assocham Karnataka Regional Council. S Babu, Chairman of Ashwin...

SBI Mutual Fund Gets New CEO

SBI Mutual Fund has appointed Anuradha Rao as its Managing Director and chief executive. Prior to this, Rao was Deputy Managing Director at Sbihandling New...

WTO Appellate Body Gets New Members

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to appoint Ms Zhao Hong of China and Mr Hyun Chong Kim of Korea as members of...

SRL Diagnostics Appoints New CEO

Diagnostics company SRL Diagnostics has appointed Arindam Haldar as its new Chief Executive Officer. Haldar has worked with brands like Colgate, Pillsbury, Hen-Dazs and Sterlite.

Indian Appointed in UNFCCC

Mr. Ovais Sarmad of India has been appointed the Deputy Executive Secretary in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is currently...

Nepal Gets First Woman Chief Justice

Nepal is set to get its first woman chief justice. A meeting of the Judicial Council recommended the name of Sushila Karki, the senior...

Canara Bank Promotes PV Bharathi

P V Bharathi, General Manager, Canara Bank, has been elevated as Executive Director. Bharathi began her banking career in December 1982 as a probationary officer...

IMA Gets New Chief

Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed the new commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA). In 1981, he was commissioned to the...

NIFT Gets New Chairperson

The Union Government (M/o Textiles) has appointed Shri Rajesh V. Shah as Chairperson on the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Fashion...

Administrative Staff College of India Gets New Head

An IAS officer of 1976 batch, Rajen Habib Khwaja has appointed as the Director General of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad. Established in...

BCCI Gets First CEO

The Indian Cricket Board’s first ever CEO Rahul Johri, who was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee, took charge of the...

Paytm Appoints Madhur Deora

Payments solution provider Paytm has appointed former Citigroup banker Madhur Deora as CFO and Senior Vice President. Deora will report to Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar...

ITC Gets New CEO

ITC’s Board approved the elevation of chief operating officer Sanjiv Puri as chief executive officer to succeed Y.C. Deveshwar. Mr. Deveshwar relinquished his executive duties...

Exim Bank Gets New Head

David Rasquinha, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director of the bank. This appointment will...

Tata Motors Appoints Guenter Butschek

Tata Motors Ltd has appointed former Airbus Group (AIR.PA) executive Guenter Butschek as its new chief executive. Butschek, who will start his new job by...

Coast Guard (West) Gets New Commander

Inspector General VS Pathania took over the charge as 13thCommander of Coast Guard Region (West) at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Coast Guard...

New DGMO Appointed

Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt is appointed the Army’s next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO). He replaced Lt. Gen.  Singh, who took over command of...

Central Water Commission Gets New Head

Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch) has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC). He has served...

New Controller General of Accounts

The Central government has appointed Archana Nigam as the next Controller General of Accounts in the Finance Ministry. Nigam, has been appointed in the place...

Indian Appointed VC of Canberra University

Indian scholar and plant physiologist H Deep Saini has been appointed the next Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra. Mr Saini, 60, currently...

New World Bank Head for India Operations

Bangladesh's Junaid Ahmad has become the World Bank's Country Director for India. He has replaced Onno Ruhl who served a four-year term in Delhi. Ahmad was...

New Chief of Staff Committee

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba received the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) baton from the outgoing Chief of Air Staff,...

New Member of UPSC Takes Oath

Dr. Manoj Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, Union Public Service...

National Agricultural Sciences Academy Gets New Head

Former Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice-Chancellor Panjab Singh is appointed as president of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) for a period of...

Travancore Bank Gets New Chief

CR Sasikumar has taken over as Managing Director of State Bank of Travancore (SBT), one of the associate banks of State Bank of India...

Indian Institutes of Management Gets New Directors

The new directors of 10 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have been appointed by the government. Professor G Raghuram will be the Director of IIM—...

Film and Television Institute of India Gets New Chairman

Anupam Kher, veteran cine star, has been appointed as Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Shri Kher succeeds Shri Gajendra...

Sunil Lanba New Western Naval Head

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over the reins of Western Naval Command (WNC) as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema...

Religare Enterprises Gets New CEO

Religare Enterprises has appointed Sunil Godhwani as CEO and of the company for the remaining period of his tenure. The decision was taken at the...

Delhi Gets New Chief Secretary

1985 Batch IAS officer M. M. Kutty has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Delhi. He replaced K. K. Sharma, who was transferred...

National Safai Karamcharis Commission Gets New Chairman

The newly appointed Chairman of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Shri Manhar Valji Bhai Zala along with two members Smt. Manju Diler and Shri...

Indian Social Science Research Council Gets New Head

The Union government has appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He replaces eminent academic S.K. Thorat,...

CII Northern Get s New Chairman

Rumjhum Chatterjee, Group Managing Director – Human Capital Development, Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd, has taken over as Chairman of CII Northern. CII Northern, which has...

Bankruptcy Board Gets New Chairman

Madhusudan Sahoo was appointed as chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. Sahoo is presently member of Competition Commission of India. The Appointments Committee of...

Jammu Kashmir Gets New Police Chief

Indian Police Services (IPS) officer S.P. Vaid was appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir. Hailing from Jammu and...

New Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Mr. R K Pachnanda, IPS takes charge as the new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Shri Pachnanda is the 29th Chief of the...

New Executive Director Appointed in RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as Executive Director (ED) consequent to the superannuation of US Paliwal, who retired on December...

CDSL Gets New Head

SEBI has approved the appointment of TS Krishnamurthy as Chairman of Central Depository Services. He takes over charge from N Rangachary, who chaired the...

Saina Nehwal Appointed in IOC Body

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Saina has received a letter to the...

SEBI Gets New Chief

Appointments Committee of Cabinet has appointed Ajay Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre, as the next Chairman of the...

AP Gets New Chief Secretary

Satya Prasad Tucker, Special Chief Secretary, Planning, assumed charge as the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh. He succeeds IYR Krishna Rao, who retired on January...

J Satyanarayana Appointed Part-Time UIDAI Chief

Former IAS officer J Satyanarayana was  appointed as part-time chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), tasked with issuing Aadhaar numbers. The post has...

Cipla Appoints Ireena Vittal

Cipla has appointed Ireena Vittal as an independent director on its board with effect from December 1, 2016. Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey &...

New Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India

B P Kanungo was appointed Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years on Friday. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has...

Honda Company Gets New President

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has appointed Minoru Kato as a new President and Chief Executive Office of the company effective from April...

Surya Deva Appointed in UNHRC

An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working group on the issue...

Vijay Kelkar Elected ISI President

Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Kelkar succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan. He was elected...

Trump Appoints Indian-American to Key Post

US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position on ethics and compliance matters. Dhillon, who served as...

IIM Amritsar Gets New Chairman

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Jagran Prakashan Limited has been appointed as Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Gets Whole Time Member

Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya took charge as Whole Time Member, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in New Delhi. Dr. (Ms.) Vijayawargiya will look...

Sanofi Gets New Chairman

Drugmaker Sanofi India Ltd announced the election of Aditya Narayan as its new Chairman. He replaces liquor baron Vijay Mallya who quit as Chairman...

Indian Naval Academy Gets New Chief

Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM took over charge as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. He is a specialist in Navigation and...

Tata Power Gets New Chairman

Tata Power has appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran, as its new chairman and an additional director, effective February 11, 2017. Chandrasekaran is currently the Chief Executive Officer...