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Aditya Puri is the Managing Director of HDFC Bank, India's largest private sector bank.[1][2] He assumed this position in September 1994, with a vision to create a "World Class Indian Bank[3]". Puri is the longest-serving head of any private bank in the country.[4] India Today magazine ranked him #24th in India's 50 Most Powerful People of 2017 list.[5]

Aditya Puri
Aditya Puri.jpg
Gurdaspur, Punjab
OccupationManaging Director
OrganizationHDFC Bank



Aditya Puri was born in Gurdaspur District (Punjab) and studied at Punjab University, Chandigarh, gaining a bachelor's degree in Commerce. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


He has worked in the banking sector for 40 years, in India and other countries, and became CEO of Citibank, Malaysia in 1992. In September 1994 he returned to India as Managing Director of HDFC Bank.[1][6]

He presided over HDFC's acquisitions of Times Bank Limited in 2000 and of Centurion Bank of Punjab in 2008.[1][7]

Awards and honoursEdit


  • "Corporate and Philanthropic leadership Award" by American Indian Foundation[8]
  • "AIMA - JRD TATA Corporate Leadership Award" by the AIMA.[9]


  • Barron's Top 30 Global CEOs [10]
  • Aditya Puri was named one of the "Best CEOs In The World" by the CEOWORLD magazine.[11]


  • He was the only Indian to feature in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list.[12][13]
  • Best CEO: Institutional Investor All-Asia Executive Team ranking 2016[14]
  • Outstanding Business Leader of the year-CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) 2015-16[14]
  • FE Lifetime Achievement Award from Financial Express[14][15]
  • Barron's World's Top 30 CEOs[14][16]


  • Best CEO Award - Business Today[14]
  • Business Leader of the Year - AIMA Managing India Awards 2015[14]
  • World's 30 Best CEOs - Barron's[14]
  • Best CEO- Finance Asia poll on Asia's Best Companies 2015[14]


  • Best Executive in India - Asiamoney[14]
  • Banker of the Year 2013 - Business Standard[14]
  • Best CEO - Institutional Investor[14]
  • Top Achiever - Sunday Standard Best Banker Awards[14]
  • Best Executive in India - Asia Money 2013Best Banker - FE[14]


  • CNN-IBN Indian Businessman of the Year 2008[17]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the father of actress Amrita Puri.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "Profiles of Directors". HDFC Bank. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. ^ "HDFC Bank on the Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies List". Forbes. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ "HDFC tops Forbes' list of best Indian banks, SBI not even in top 10". Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ Raghunathan, Anu (22 July 2015). "HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri Has Created India's Most Valuable Bank". Forbes. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ "India's 50 powerful people". India Today. 14 April 2017.
  6. ^ Shukla, Saloni. "Succession plan for HDFC Bank in place, says Aditya Puri". The Economic Times. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ "CBoP and Times Bank Amalgamation". HDFC Bank. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  8. ^ IANS (26 April 2019). "American India Foundation honours Dell CEO, HDFC MD". Business Standard India. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "AIMA - JRD TATA Corporate Leadership Award".
  10. ^ Verma, Swati (29 May 2018). "HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri features in Barron's list of top 30 global CEOs". The Economic Times. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Best CEOs In The World 2018".
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Ajita Rajendra and HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri make it to Fortune list". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Awards-HDFC Bank official website". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Aditya Puri conferred 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by The Financial Express" (PDF). Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  16. ^ "HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri once asked a young manager 'bata laddoo kidhar hai' – Anand Mahindra's interesting anecdote at FE Best Banks Awards". The Financial Express. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  17. ^ "CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2008". News18. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  18. ^ Gupta, Priya (19 March 2013). "I survived because I am headstrong like my father: Amrita Puri". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 May 2018.