Mr. P. H. Ravikumar has 42 years of financial sector experience with exposure at top/senior management levels. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange, Mumbai after a professional banking career of over 32 years with the Bank of India and the ICICI group. He was a Senior Executive Vice President at ICICI Bank overseeing corporate banking. For six years he was with the Bank of India's Paris branch where he received an award for excellence in his profession from the French Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Economy. He is a member of several national level policy/regulatory committees set up by the Government of India and an associate member of the Indian and British Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Ravikumar is currently the Chairperson for the Indian Advisory Board of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI), U.K. and Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of audit committee of SKS Microfinance Ltd., Chairman of Audit Committee of Eveready Industries Ltd. Member of audit committee of BOB Capital Markets Ltd., Aditya Birla PE and SIFL. Member of Board of Directors for Bharat Forge, Eveready Industries, SKS Micro Finance, McNally Bharat Engineering Co., I.G.Petrochemicals, L&T Investment Management, BOB Capital Markets, Vastu Housing Finance, SICOM Investments & Finance Ltd., Birla Capital Advisors Private Limited, Sastha Bio Fuels, ACE Global Depository, Namu Eco Alternative, and FVP Kairos Fund, Hong Kong. Mr Ravikumar is the first Indian person to receive a CISI Honorary Fellowship. Mr. Ravikumar loves reading, music & cricket.