Friday, February 1, 2008

Guest Contributor: Pramod Rao

It is my pleasure to introduce our guest contributor, Mr. Pramod Rao.

Pramod Rao is General Counsel of ICICI Bank, and heads the Corporate Legal Group of ICICI Bank Limited.

He is an alumnus of National Law School, Bangalore, and secured BA LLB (Hons.) from NLS in 1996.

He joined the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited (ICICI Limited) in 1996. ICICI Limited subsequently merged with ICICI Bank in 2002.

Pramod has, in course of his career in ICICI & ICICI Bank, been involved in & been advising on structured finance, corporate finance, recovery and restructuring, treasury as well as in ecommerce & thereafter the retail business of ICICI Bank and to certain subsidiaries of ICICI Bank, He has also been involved with the various issuances of equity, bonds & other debt instruments by ICICI Bank & ICICI group companies domestically & internationally.

Pramod also advises on the strategic initiatives of ICICI Bank such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and has been quite active in the establishment of key commercial and other organizations both within and outside ICICI group.

Pramod is a member of the Legal & Operations Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association.

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