Keki M. Mistry
Director (Independent Non-Executive)
Mr. Keki M. Mistry, born in 1954, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In 1975, he began his career with AF Ferguson & Co, followed by short stints with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and Indian Hotels Company Ltd. He brings with him nearly four decades of varied work experience in the Banking & Financial Services domain.
In 1981, he joined Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC Ltd.) and was inducted on to the Board of Directors of HDFC Ltd., as an Executive Director in 1993, was appointed as the Managing Director in 2000, as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director in October 2007 and became the Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. He has played a critical role in the successful transformation of HDFC into India’s leading financial services conglomerate by facilitating the formation of companies including HDFC Bank Ltd., HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd., HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd. and HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.
Besides being on the board of several HDFC Group companies, he is also on the Board of Torrent Power Ltd., CDC Group (London) and Greatship (India) Ltd.
He is a Member of Primary Market Advisory committee (PMAC) constituted by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and was a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee constituted by SEBI in 2017. He was also the Chairman of the CII Corporate Governance Committee for 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Some of Mr. Mistry's important recognitions include, being awarded 'Best Independent Director Award 2014' by Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability, the Best CEO Financial Services (Large Companies) 2014 by Business Today magazine, CFO India Hall of Fame by the CFO India magazine in 2012, One of Best CEO for Investor Relations – India at the Thomson Reuters “Extel Awards” – 2012, Best Banker of the Year in 2011 by Financial Express, awarded the QIMPRO Gold Standard 2011– Leader for Quality in Business by the Qimpro Foundation, honored with the ‘CA Business Achiever of the year’ award in the Financial Sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in 2011, declared as the Best CFO in the Financial Services category by the ICAI for 2008, CNBC TV18's Award for the 'Best Performing CFO in the Financial Services Sector' for three consecutive years - 2006, 2007 & 2008 and CFO of the Year for 2008 and selection as the 'Best Investor Relations Officer' in the Corporate Governance poll by Asiamoney (2008).