Mr. Paresh Sukthankar has been a banker for over three decades. He was part of the core team that founded HDFC Bank Ltd. in 1995 and helped build it into one of India’s leading, most respected financial institutions. At HDFC Bank, Mr. Sukthankar contributed to various key areas, including credit, risk management, finance, human resources, investor relations, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility. He also led the teams managing HDFC Bank’s two acquisitions and its equity capital issuances in the domestic and international markets. Mr. Sukthankar was inducted on the bank’s Board as Executive Director in 2007 and was elevated to the post of Deputy Managing Director in 2014. Mr. Sukthankar resigned from HDFC Bank in 2018.

Mr. Sukthankar has been a member of various committees formed by Reserve Bank of India and Indian Banks’ Association. Prior to joining HDFC Bank, Mr. Sukthankar worked in Citibank from 1985 to 1994 in various departments, including corporate banking, risk management and financial control. Mr. Sukthankar is currently Lead Partner in Sanaksh Advisors LLP, a firm he founded to provide advisory services to private equity, venture capital, and other entities. He is a member of the Board of Management of the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai, the Advisory Board of two NGOs (Project Mumbai and KSWA’s Yuva Parivartan) and the Academic Advisory Council of the College of Supervisors of the Reserve Bank of India.

Mr. Sukthankar received a BCom from Sydenham College and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School.