Aurobindo Pharma Appoints Deepali Joshi as Non-Executive Independent Director
The Board of Directors of Aurobindo Pharma Limited appointed Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi as an Additional Director (Non-executive and Independent), for a period of two years, with effect from February 10, 2024. The Board also accepted the resignation of Dr. Avnit Bimal Singh as an Independent Director with effect from February 10, 2024. The changes are subject to the approval of the members.
Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi, aged 65, has over four decades of experience in the formulation of macro-economic policies. Joshi joined as a Direct Recruit Grade B officer in 1981 and retired as Executive Director of RBI. She headed various departments in RBI, including the Department of Rural Planning and Credit and Financial Inclusion, the Department of Customer Service, and the Financial Education Department. During her long career with RBI, she had also held some key positions, such as Banking Ombudsman for the State of Andhra Pradesh, Regional Director at RBI Jaipur, RBI Banking Operations in Rajasthan, and Principal Bankers Training College, Mumbai. She is a member of the Executive Council University of Allahabad and has served as a nominee on behalf of RBI on the Board of Andhra Bank, North East Institute of Bank Management, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection I.B.P.S., and Bhartiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Ltd. (RBI Currency Pass). Her professional achievements include postdoctoral work in Finance and Economics from the University of Harvard, USA; being awarded the Skoch Challenger Award for contribution to financial inclusion in March; being awarded the Chancellor’s Medal at the University of Allahabad for academic proficiency; and being awarded the Amarnath Jha Gold Medal at the University of Allahabad. She holds a Master’s Degree in Arts from the University of Allahabad, is a law graduate from the University of Lucknow, and also completed the Harvard University Asia Centre Post-doctoral work in Finance and Economics (on secondment from the RBI).