KV Kamath

Former Chairman, ICICI Bank
Jury Chairman
Vijay Sankar

Kundapur Vaman Kamath (K. V. Kamath) is an accomplished Indian banker who started his career with ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) after graduating from IIM Ahmedabad in 1971. He expanded ICICI’s business to cater to the banking needs of millions of corporate and retail customers in India and helped the bank acquire its current stature as one of the leading private sector banks in the country.

Currently, Mr. Kamath is the chairperson of the newly-established INR 20,000 crore development finance institution, National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID). Prior to this, he has held various coveted positions in the banking world, including chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries, Chairman of Infosys, and Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank.

He also serves as an independent director on the boards of Houston-based oil services company Schlumberger since 2010, and the Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer Lupin. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.