Dr. Rana Kapoor is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a high quality, state-of-the-art private Indian Bank with a vision of "Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2015. Under his leadership, YES BANK has steadily evolved as the “Professionals’ Bank of India” with exemplary business and financial outcomes as evidenced in the financial results since inception, highest RoA/RoE, and the best asset quality amongst leading Public and Private Banks in India. YES BANK has adopted global best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence.
Dr. Rana Kapoor received an Honorary Fellowship from All India Management Association (AIMA), the prestigious President’s Medal from Rutgers University, a Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India’s foremost and oldest Agri University, for his contribution to the Food & Agribusiness sector in INDIA. Dr. Kapoor holds a MBA degree from Rutgers’ University in New Jersey, U.S.A. (1980), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Delhi (1977).
In a span of 7 years, YES BANK has received significant national and global recognition and accolades including being recently awarded India’s No. 1 New Private Sector Bank at the Financial Express Best Banks Awards 2011, and the Fastest Growing Bank, in the Business Today-KPMG Best Banks Annual Survey 2008, 2009 2010. YES BANK received the Rank 1 Sustainable Bank of the Year (Asia/Pacific) award at the FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards 2011, London, and in 2008 was ranked the Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year. The Bank has also been awarded the “Most Innovative Bank in India” at the New Economy First Annual Banking and Finance Awards 2008, held in London. YES BANK has been included as a Founding Member of the select Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC) at theWorld Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva.
Dr. Kapoor has recently been acknowledged as the BS Banker of the Year 2011 by Business Standard, and earlier received the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2011, the Bombay Management Association “Entrepreneurial Banker of the Decade” award, was ranked as the 2nd Most Valuable Indian CEO of the Year (Large-sized category) by Business World magazine in November 2011, and had earlier received the “Indian Business Leader of the Year” award at the FICCI-Horasis Global Indian Business Meeting 2010 in Spain. He has also received the Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award at the PHD Chamber Awards for Excellence 2007, and was earlier awarded the ‘Start- up Entrepreneur of the Year 2005’ at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards by an eminent jury.
Prior to establishing YES BANK, Dr. Kapoor was CEO & Managing Director, and main Managing Partner of Rabo India Finance (RIF) Pvt. Ltd., responsible for all its business activities (a corporate finance and investment banking organisation). He successfully spearheaded RIF as a foreign joint venture financial services organization in partnership with Rabobank (AAA rated) in India, and thereafter sold his shareholdings to Rabobank, Netherlands, in early 2003, after assiduously building RIF as a Professional Entrepreneur (1998-2003).
Prior to starting Rabo India, he was the General Manager & Country Head: ANZ Grindlays’ Investment Bank (ANZIB, from 1996-98). Dr. Kapoor spent 15 years at Bank of America (1980-1995), where he last headed the Bank’s Wholesale Banking businesses and held several positions of increasing responsibility, including assignments in Asian countries. He was presented the Eagle Pin by the Chairman of Bank of America, in 1990, the highest professional recognition for consistent performance excellence in Bank of America, amongst several other enterprising achievements.