Deepak Satwalekar was the founding CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. prior to which he was the Managing Director of HDFC, India’s largest mortgage lender. He now serves as an independent director on the boards of some of India’s leading firms including Infosys, Asian Paints, Tata Power and the Murugappa Group. Deepak has the distinction of chairing or being a member of several Reserve Bank of India, government and industry expert groups; consulting internationally with bilateral and multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the ADB and playing an active role in shaping the future of many organisations, especially in the non-profit educational and health sectors. He received a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the IIT, Bombay and an MBA from American University. A recipient of IIT Bombay’s “Distinguished Alumnus Award”, he serves as a member of IIT Bombay’s Advisory Council.