HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri’s name has featured in the list of world’s 30 best CEOs, published by American financial magazine Barron’s.The 66-year-old holds 23rd position in the list beating social media giant Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg who is listed on the 30th spot
“Puri, 66, has transformed HDFC Bank from a start-up into one of the world’s highest-quality banks, generating eye-popping returns by maintaining lending standards while expanding beyond corporate loans into a full-service retail bank.”, Barron’s said.
According to the magazine,“A 2014 trip to Silicon Valley made Puri a digital evangelist. The banker swiftly set out to remake India’s second-largest private-sector bank into the digital spot for anything money-related.”
That’s proving to be a bigger competitive advantage than even he imagined, as India’s surprise demonetization in November, which voided 86 percent of the country’s cash, catapulted demand for digital payments, Barron’s said.
the top position has been secured by Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Dickerson of Applied Materials is at the second spot, Stephen Hemsley on third Jensen Huang of Nvidia on forth and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is at the fifth spot.