Meera H Sanyal

Chairperson & Country Executive, India RBS N.V.

MeeraSanyalMeera, is the Chairperson and Country Executive of RBS N.V., India leading over 12,000 employees across 24 cities in India. In her banking career spanning 27 years, she has worked with the bank for 20 years, in senior roles as diverse as COO for the Asia Pacific region, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory for Asia, CEO of ACES the bank’s global ITeS company and Head of the Investment bank in India. Her prior experience was with Lazards and Grindlays Bank. Meera has a deep interest in matters of economic and social development. She has mentored the bank’s extensive MicroFinance program that finances over 650,000 women in rural India. She chairs the bank’s Foundation overseeing projects dealing with Sustainability, Poverty alleviation and Climate change. She is also Chairperson of the Financial Inclusion Committee, of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). In Sept 2011, Meera was invited by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to join the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, that focuses on the economic empowerment of women for global prosperity. Meera also supports the world’s largest youth driven organization AIESEC as a national Advisory Board Member to AIESEC India. In April 2010 Meera stood for elections to the Lok Sabha as an Independent candidate from South Mumbai. Meera was awarded the Woman of Substance Award by the Rotary Club in January 2010; the Karmaveer Puraskaar, a national people’s award instituted by iCongo, a countrywide confederation of NGOs, for her work in social development in 2008; the Woman banker of the Year award by the Indian Merchants Chamber in 2006, and the AIESEC International Hall of Fame Award in Poland in 2006. Born in Cochin, Meera has studied in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Paris and Boston. She has an MBA from INSEAD, France and has completed the Advance Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). Her academic record has been stellar. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi and French, and conversational Russian and German, She has also studied Mandarin and Japanese. Meera is married with two children and enjoys reading, chess and sailing. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.

MBA from INSEAD, France and has completed the Advance Management Program at the Harvard Business School


Banking, economic development, Social Development

Last modified: June 16, 2017

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