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...

Bharti AXA General Insurance Gets New CEO

Bharti AXA General Insurance has appointed Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO and Managing Director. Srinivasan joined Bharti AXA General Insurance in August 2016 as Chief Commercial...

Nuclear Fuel Complex Gets New Head

G Kalyanakrishnan has taken over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad. He succeeds N Saibaba, who has retired on completion of two...

Ericsson Appoints New CEO

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has appointed Borje Ekholm as President and CEO, effective from January 16, 2017. Ekholm joins Ericsson from his current position as...

LIC Gets New Managing Director

Hemant Bhargava was appointed Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He is at present LIC’s Zonal Manager, Delhi. The Appointments Committee of...

Railway Board Gets New Secretary

Shri R. K. Verma a 1980 batch of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary, Railway...

Syndicate Bank Appoints Director

Syndicate Bank has nominated Jayant Purushottam Gokhale as Part-time Nonofficial Director under Chartered Accountant category on the Board of Directors of the Bank for...

National Dairy Board Gets New Chairman

The Government of India has appointed Dilip Rath as Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for a period of two years from...

New Chief Justices Appointed in High Courts

President of India has appointed new Chief Justices in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Patna and Jharkhand High Courts. Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, Judge of...

IBM India Appoints New Managing Director

Technology giant IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as new Managing Director of its India operations. He succeeds Vanitha Narayana, who has been elevated as Chairman...

HPCL Gets New CMD

Mukesh Kumar Surana has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. He took charge after Nishi Vasudeva, the former CMD, retired. A mechanical...

World Bank Reappoints President Jim Yong

The World Bank reappointed Jim Yong Kim to a five-year term as President of the multilateral development lender after the nomination period closed without...

Eastern ICSI Gets New Chairman

Siddhartha Murarka has been appointed as the Chairman of the Eastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His term...

National Disaster Response Force Gets New DG

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Himachal Pradesh Cadre, has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Response Force...

Tata Motors Get New Chairman

The Board of Directors have appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as Additional Director and Chairman of the board with immediate effect. He will be the first non-Parsi...

Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected ICC Chairman

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is the third...

Enforcement Directorate Gets New Head

Karnal Singh has been appointed as new Director General of Enforcement Directorate (ED). Karnal Singh is 1984 batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre. The post...

Chartered Accountants Institute Gets New President

The 40-member Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) elected Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey as new President. It also elected Naveen Gupta as...

DJ Pandian Appointed in AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced the appointment of India's nominee, Dr. D.J. Pandian, as the Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer of the newly...

Chemical Weapons Authority Gets New Head

Government has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Chairperson, National Authority for Chemicals Weapons Convention to Mr. Sanjay Kumar Srivastava,...

DGCA Gets New Chief

B.S. Bhullar, a 1986-batch IAS officer, has been appointed chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)...

International Solar Alliance Gets Director General

India and France jointly decided to appoint Mr. Upendra Tripathy, as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a...

US House of Representatives Speaker Wins Election

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives. Ryan was first elected speaker in October 2015. House members voted 239 to...

Delhi Gets New Police Commissioner

Mr. Amulya Kumar Patnaik, IPS (AGMUT: 1985) has been appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi from the date of actual assumption...

Abbott India Gets New MD

Pharma company Abbott India appointed Ambati Venu its new managing director for a term of 5 years effective September 29, 2016. In February this year,...

Ola Appoints New COO

Ride-hailing service Ola named Vishal Kaul, a PepsiCo veteran, as its chief operating officer (COO) and elevated current COO Pranay Jivrajika as founding partner. Kaul,...

IRMA Gets New Chairman

Dilip Rath, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has been appointed Chairman of the Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA). Rath has been instrumental in promoting...

State Bank of Hyderabad Gets New Head

Mani Palvesan has assumed charge as Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) with effect from Jan 14, 2017. Palvesan joined SBH in 1982...

Bombay HC Gets New Chief Justice

Manjulla Chellur, chief justice of the Calcutta High Court, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court with effect from August 24. Ms...

NDTV Appoints New CEO

Vikram Chandra has been stepped down from the post of group chief executive officer and executive director at New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was appointed...

Assocham Gets New President

Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. CMD Sandeep Jajodia has been appointed the new president of industry chamber Assocham. Balkrishan Goenka, Chairman, Welspun Group and Kiran...

SEBI Chief Gets Extension

U.K. Sinha will remain Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman till March 1, 2017. The extension for Mr.Sinha, whose current term was to...

UP Appoints New Chief Secretary

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today removed Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal. In his place, Rahul Bhatnagar has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary....

New Zealand Gets New Prime Minister

New Zealand’s ruling National Party appointed the experienced Bill English as the country’s new prime minister following the resignation of PM John Key. State Services...

Amul Thapar Appointed in USA Court of Appeals

Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, has been nominated by US President Donald Trump in powerful US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The United States...

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...