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Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) felicitates Rana Kapoor for “Exemplary Contribution to Agribusiness in Emerging Economies”

Ahmedabad, January 06, 2016: The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) today felicitated Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK for his “Exemplary Contribution to Agribusiness in Emerging Economies” at the international conference on ‘Agribusiness in Emerging Economies’ in Anand. The Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA) is hosting a two-day international conference on agri-business in emerging economies in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, and the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (JADEE).

The award was conferred by Shri Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, Hon’ble Member of Parliament from Kheda, Gujarat in the presence of Mr. R.S. Sodhi, MD, GCMMF, Prof. S P Raj, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University and Dr. Jeemol Unni, Director, IRMA. This honor is an acknowledgement of Mr. Rana Kapoor’s exemplary contributions in promoting the growth of agribusiness in India.

Dr. Jeemol Uni, Director, IRMA highlighted, “IRMA’s endeavour has been to promote food & agribusiness and livelihood generation related R&D, education and skill development. Towards this, we are pleased to recognize leaders like Mr. Rana Kapoor, who have provided great thought leadership and commitment to this sector, and through YES BANK made significant contributions to the agri & rural entrepreneurship sectors, which is crucial for our Nation, India”.

On receiving the honor, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK, said, “Agribusiness in India has tremendous potential of being transformed into a vibrant sector and I strongly believe that growth in high value agriculture, increased farm productivity and enhanced investments will boost the sector's GDP contribution. YES BANK is focused at creating an enabling financial and supply chain environment that are much needed to boost investment-led growth and ensure food and nutritional security for the Nation. It is truly humbling for me to receive this admiration from IRMA – a pioneer in promoting agri-markets in India.”

The conference witnessed a confluence of eminent scholars, practitioners and policy makers from around the world who presented their research and expertise on agribusiness in the developing and emerging economies.


YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Finest Bank of the World in India” by 2020.

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