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LBS Felicitates Rana Kapoor

The award conferred by John Mullins, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, LBS, acknowledged Kapoor’s exemplary contributions in promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India

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The London Business School (LBS) recently felicitated Rana Kapoor, managing director and chief executive officer, Yes Bank for his “exemplary contribution to entrepreneurship and innovation” at the India Business Forum (IBF) 2016, the annual flagship conference of the London Business School India Club.

LBS is one of the most prestigious business schools and has been consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world.

June 1, the day he was felicitated, incidentally, marks 36 years in the banking industry for Kapoor.

The award conferred by John Mullins, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, LBS, acknowledged Kapoor’s exemplary contributions in promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. The citation lauded Kapoor’s inspirational journey as a model entrepreneur and his stellar role in the development of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture.

The award also recognised that Kapoor, in many ways, was a pioneer in employing ‘knowledge’ as a key differentiator in the financial services sector. He started Yes Bank through a differentiated knowledge-driven approach with a special focus on the sunrise sectors of India, such as food & agribusiness (F&A), healthcare, education, infrastructure, hospitality, media & entertainment and renewable energy.

Under Kapoor’s leadership, Yes Bank has become one of the youngest banks in the world to find a place in Forbes’ Global 2000 world’s largest companies list.

Yes Bank, incidentally, is the only bank in India which started from scratch in the last 20 years. Kapoor’s leadership and entrepreneurial zeal and dedication as the founder has been instrumental behind its success.

Kapoor has also served as the president of Assocham— India’s apex knowledge chamber. Under his leadership, Assocham launched the Believe in India campaign with the aim to actualise India’s vision of achieving sustainable and inclusive development.

An alumnus of the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Kapoor went on to do an MBA from Rutgers Business School, New Jersey, US.

As an entrepreneur, since 2003, he has been involved in establishing a high quality, state-of-the-art private Indian bank with a vision of “building the best quality bank of the world in India” by 2020.




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