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Aditya Puri Joins Deloitte As Senior Advisor

Former managing director and CEO of HDFC Bank Aditya Puri joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP as senior adviser. Puri would leverage his expertise and experience to help drive a tech-enabled transformation in the financial services sector and champion initiatives aimed at boosting financial inclusion across India, Deloitte said in a statement. Puri was appointed CEO of HDFC Bank in 1994 and retired after 26 years of service. In June, Deloitte announced the appointment of Manoj Kohli, former CEO of Bharati Airtel and Softbank India, as senior adviser.

Who is Aditya Puri?

  1. In September 1994, Puri took over as CEO of HDFC Bank, a position he moved on from in October 2020. His 26 years as HDFC Bank CEO make him the longest-serving head of a private bank in India.
  2. Before setting up HDFC, he spent more than 20 years with Citibank across India, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. His last role with Citibank was as CEO of its operations in Malaysia.
  3. Between his departure from HDFC and appointment at Deloitte, Aditya Puri was a senior advisor with the Carlyle Group, which he joined in November 2020. There, he advised its Asia private equity team.
  4. A renowned and well respected name in the banking industry, he was, at one point, the country’s highest-paid banker. The former HDFC MD and CEO is a commerce graduate from Panjab University and a qualified chartered accountant.
  5. Puri, who was born in Punjab’s Gurdaspur, has two children – daughter Amrita and son Amit. Amrita Puri is a Bollywood actor.

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