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Rana Kapoor recognized as ‘Icon of the Year’

Mumbai, September 18, 2017:Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD&CEO, YES BANK, India’s 5th largest private sector Bank has been awarded the ‘Icon of the Year’ at Brands Academy’s flagship “Icon of the Year Awards” in Mumbai on September 17, 2017.

Speaking on this recognition, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD&CEO, YES BANK said, “The ‘Icon of the Year’ award is a significant recognition and I am deeply honoured to receive it. At YES BANK, we are working towards establishing a truly differentiated Financial Brand, with laser focus on Professional Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Innovation and Responsible Banking. This recognition is a huge encouragement and will motivate us even further to achieve our uncompromising vision of ‘Building the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India by 2020’”

As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK has progressively established a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank with a vision of building the “Building the Finest Quality Bank in India by 2020”.

Under Mr. Kapoor’s leadership, YES BANK has established itself as India’s fourth largest private sector bank with a Total Balance Sheet size of over INR 2 lakh Crore, sustained profit growth and steadily increasing granular CASA portfolio, making it the fastest growing bank in India. In its 13th year of operations, YES BANK has achieved several significant milestones such 1,000 branches, over 20,000 employees, 31.1% growth in net profit in FY17 and crossing balance sheet size of USD 1 Billion in its IFSC Banking Unit (India’s first) at GIFT City, Gandhinagar.

As a Change Agent, Mr. Kapoor has woven sustainability and CSR into the DNA of the bank with focus on climate finance, water, livelihood security and rural impact amongst others. He is spearheading digital transformation at YES BANK by embracing technology and innovation to create a ‘Digital First’ Bank and aid the ongoing transition to a ‘less-cash’ economy. Mr. Kapoor has pioneered new paradigms in Digital Banking through an ‘Alliances, Relationships & Technologies (A.R.T)’ framework to foster entrepreneurship through YES FINTECH Accelerator and YES Head-Startup programs at YES BANK.

As Chairman of YES Global Institute, a practicing think tank established by YES BANK, Mr. Kapoor is driving interventions to create social impact and foster innovations based on Design & Innovations led Creative Entrepreneurship (D.I.C.E.).

Brands Academy is one of the top brand management consultancies in India, offering a plethora of branding services corporate, start-ups and NGOs. The Award provides a unique platform to the achievers from industry sectors to celebrate their success together.


YES BANK is a 'Full Service Commercial 'Bank' providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to Retail, MSME as well as corporate clients.

YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.

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