Chanda Kochhar is an Indian executive who used to be the managing director and the chief executive officer of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank, more commonly known as the ICICI Bank. One of her contributions in the Indian banking industry is the promotion of retail banking, and she is considered as one of the most influential individuals in the industry. Throughout her career with the ICICI Bank, she demonstrated that a woman can also become a powerful icon that will bring change to a company. Her success with the ICICI Bank is known all over India, and she is celebrated for bringing the change that the banking industry needs.
Her career in the financial sector started in 1984 when he joined the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India to become one of their management trainees. She was tasked to handle project appraisals and monitoring, and she was also given the responsibility to look after the evaluation of the projects that are found in several industries, including cement, paper, and textile. Chanda Kochhar showcased her leadership skills during this time, and the supervisors have taken note of her ability to become a leader someday. Chanda Kochhar was able to get the support from her superiors, and she was later on given important positions within the company that will help the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India to become a premier banking institution in the country.
By the 1990s, Chanda Kocchar’s role within the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India started to expand. In 1993, she was assigned to become a member of the team that will oversee the formation of the bank. She was immediately promoted as the bank’s assistant general manager, and within two years, she will receive another promotion to become the deputy general manager in the year 1996. The Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank is also transforming to cater to industries that are producing materials for construction and manufacturing industries. By the year 1998, Chanda Kochhar is named as the general manager of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank, and she is the one who works with their major clients.
Before the turn of the new millennium, she handled two divisions that are focused on creating strategies on becoming a leader in the e-commerce industry. In the 2000s decade, the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank focused on technology, engineering, and innovation. They wanted to become a leader in these industries, and Chanda Kochhar had to step in to provide her services to the company.
She would continue to climb the corporate ladder until she was given the position as the chief executive officer and the managing director of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. She is thankful for the chance that was given to her, and through her efforts, the company that she worked for saw a great transformation from a struggling small company to one of the largest financial institutions in India, and it would never happen without the help from Chanda Kochhar.