Mr. N. S. Kannan, Executive Director


Mr. N. S. Kannan
Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited


Mr. N. S. Kannan is Executive Director of ICICI Bank. His responsibilities include Finance, Treasury, Corporate Legal, Operations, Secretarial, Corporate Communications, Corporate Branding, Infrastructure Management and Strategic Solutions Group. He also has the responsibility for day-to-day administration of the Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Audit functions. Additionally, the President of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth also reports to Mr. Kannan.


Mr. Kannan has been with the ICICI group for over 25 years. He joined the group as a project officer. During his tenure at the ICICI group, he also handled Project Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Structured Finance and Treasury functions. Mr. Kannan was Executive Director & CFO of ICICI Bank from May 1, 2009 to October 25, 2013. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company. Before his tenure at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, Mr. Kannan was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ICICI Bank.


Mr. Kannan is a postgraduate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore with a gold medal for best all-round performance. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and an Honours graduate in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College), Tiruchirappalli.


In 2015, Mr. Kannan was inducted as a member of the CFO Hall of Fame by CFO India publication for an exemplary career and contribution to the world of finance. In 2013, he was voted the Best CFO in India in a poll conducted by Finance Asia. In 2012 & 2013, he was awarded the Best CFO in the Indian banking/financial services sector at the CNBC TV 18 CFO Awards.