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Jairam Sridharan
Jairam Sridharan
Managing Director  - PCHFL

Jairam Sridharan is the MD of Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (PCHFL). He has over two decades of rich domain experience and specializes in setting up and scaling new businesses.

Before joining Piramal, Jairam was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Axis Bank. He has handled a variety of roles at the Bank and was previously President, Retail Lending & Payments. In this role, he was responsible for driving growth in the retail lending and payments businesses comprising retail lending products (home, car, personal & other loans), cards business (credit, debit & prepaid) and the agriculture & rural lending business. In his 5 years in this role, Axis Bank saw industry leading, 6X growth and emerged as one of the top 5 retail lending institutions in the country.

Prior to Axis, Jairam served Capital One Financial, a consumer bank based in Richmond, VA (USA) as Head – ‘New to Credit’ Card Acquisitions in the US Cards Business. At the start of his career with ICICI Bank, he played a key role in their initial foray into the retail lending businesses, serving as Head – Business Intelligence Unit.

Jairam holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Kolkata where he was awarded a Roll of Honour for academic excellence.

In 2019, Institutional Investor magazine named Jairam “Best CFO” in their All-Asia Executive team for Banks, based on Sell-Side analyst votes. In 2015, Mr. Sridharan was chosen by The Economic Times as a part of their “40 Under 40” list of India’s hottest business leaders.