Keki Mistry, HDFC

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Mr Keki Mistry is the CFO and CEO of HDFC Ltd. He is responsible for the overall functioning of the organisation with close involvement in the treasury function.

A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Mr. Keki Mistry brings with him over three decades of varied work experience in the Banking & Financial Services domain.

In 1981, Mr. Mistry joined HDFC Ltd., India's premier housing finance company. Over the years he held several responsibilities, prior to being inducted onto its Board as Executive Director in 1993. He was appointed as the Managing Director in 2000, as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director in October 2007 and the Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation with effect from January 1, 2010. Mistry is responsible for the overall functioning of the Corporation.

As a part of the management team, Mr. Mistry 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.

In 1975, Mr. Mistry began his career with AF Ferguson & Co, a renowned Chartered Accountancy Firm, followed by short stints with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and Indian Hotels Company Ltd.

Besides being on the board of several HDFC Group companies including HDFC Bank, Mr. Mistry is also on the Board of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Greatship (India) Ltd., Griha Investments – Mauritius, HCL Technologies, India Value Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Infrastructure Leasing Financial Services Ltd., Next Gen Publishing Ltd., Shrenuj & Co. Ltd, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. and Torrent Power Ltd. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of GRUH Finance Ltd., a subsidiary of HDFC Ltd.

Mr. Mistry has been a Consultant to the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) in Thailand, Mauritius, Caribbean Islands and Jamaica, guiding the company to review and evaluate the operations of mortgage financial institutions in these countries. He has also been Consultant to the Mauritius Housing Company and Asian Development Bank.

Some of Mr. Mistry's recent recognitions include, being awarded the 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, selection as the 'Best Investor Relations Officer' in the Corporate Governance poll by Asiamoney (2008).