Profile A K Purwar
IndiaVenture Advisors Pvt. Ltd,

Mr. Purwar is currently the Chairman of IndiaVenture Advisors Pvt. Ltd., investment manager to IndiaVenture Trust - Fund I, the healthcare and life sciences focussed private equity fund sponsored by the Piramal Group. He has also taken over as the Chairman of IL & FS Renewable Energy Limited in March 2008 and India Infoline Investment Services Ltd in November 2009.

He is working as Independent Director in leading companies in Telecom, Steel, Textiles, Hospitals, Power, Auto components, Renewable Energy, Engineering Consultancy and Financial Services.

He is an Advisor to Mizuho Securities in Japan and is also a member of Advisory Board for Institute of Indian Economic Studies (IIES), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Purwar was the Chairman of State Bank of India, the largest bank in the country from November' 02 to May' 06 and held several important and critical positions like Managing Director of State Bank of Patiala, Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo covering almost the entire range of commercial banking operations in his illustrious career at the bank from 1968 to 2006.

Mr. Purwar also worked as Chairman of Indian Bank Association during 2005 2006

Awards received: "CEO of the year" Award from the Institute for Technology & Management (2004); "Outstanding Achiever of the year" Award from Indian Banks' Association (2004); "Finance Man of the Year" Award by the Bombay Management Association in 2006.

Personal Data: Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on May 14, 1946, Mr. Purwar completed his Masters degree in Commerce from Allahabad University in 1966 and Diploma in Business Administration in 1967.