Ms. Ramni Nirula holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Delhi University. She has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector, beginning her career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1976 in the project appraisal division. Since then, she has held various leadership positions in areas of Project Financing, Strategy, Planning & Resources and Corporate Banking. After having retired as Senior General Manager of ICICI Bank Limited, she is currently associated with ICICI Foundation as an advisor and key management team member. ICICI Foundation was founded by ICICI Group in early 2008 to give focus to its efforts to promote inclusive growth through intervention in areas of primary health, elementary education and access to finance.
Ms. Nirula was part of the top management team instrumental in transforming ICICI Bank from a primarily term lending institution into a technology led diversified financial services group with a strong presence in India’s retail financial services market. She was also part of the top-level task force, which successfully planned and implemented ICICI Bank’s entry in the Rural Banking, Microfinance & Agriculture Business group, identified by the Bank as a key thrust area.
Ms. Nirula also held key positions as Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Securities Limited, the Investment Banking arm of ICICI Bank Limited and Head - Corporate Banking Group for ICICI Bank. She was also responsible for Government Banking Group and Corporate Agri Groups based out of New Delhi.
Ms. Nirula has been a member of the Board of many ICICI group and associate companies like ICICI Securities Limited, ICICI Direct and 3i Infotech. Additionally she has been a member of Board of leading companies in India including Ballarpur Industries, Crompton Greaves, Jindal Steel and Power, Haldia Petrochemicals, Eicher, Vardhaman, DCM Shriram Consolidated, Trident Group, PI Industries, Usha Martin, Jubilant Foodworks and SIEL. She has also been on the Board of non-corporates like a leading residential school for girls and a Micro Finance Institution in India.