Zarin Daruwala

CEO, Standard Chartered

Mrs. Zarin Daruwala was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank India, effective 1 April 2016.

Prior to assuming her current role, Zarin was the President at ICICI Bank responsible for managing the Wholesale Banking business of the Bank. She joined the ICICI Group in 1989 and has had varied experience of working in several departments such as corporate planning, investment banking and credit. She has held leadership positions in several areas, including corporate finance and agri-business. In addition to her responsibility as President, Zarin served on the Board of Directors of key ICICI group companies, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and ICICI Securities. In the past, Zarin has also been on the board of JSW Steel for almost eight years.

She was named as the fourteenth most powerful woman in business by Fortune in 2016 and was selected as one of the top 30 most powerful women in Indian business by Business Today 6 times. She has also been conferred with the CA Business Achiever award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Zarin is a rankholder Chartered Accountant and a Gold Medalist Company Secretary. She is married with 2 children and enjoys reading and travelling.