Kiran Umrootkar has been an Independent Director at Persistent Systems since August 2010.
Kiran holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce (Honors) and Law. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, U.K. He was the recipient of the Lord Aldington Banking Research Fellowship awarded by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance to study forex markets in the UK and Europe.
Kiran has had a distinguished career at Standard Chartered Bank, from where he voluntarily retired as the Executive Director – Treasury in 1993. At Standard Chartered Bank, he specialized in foreign exchange and treasury operations and was instrumental in building treasury operations of the bank since its inception. During 1991-92, he was deputed to establish treasury operations of the bank in East and West Africa.
He has also worked with the Tata Group in India and was the Executive Director of Tata TD Waterhouse Securities, Director of Tata Finance Amex (a joint venture between Tata Finance and American Express) and a Director of Tata Home Finance, a joint venture between Tata Home Finance and Abbey National Group, UK. During this period, he was also Director of the Primary Dealers’ Association of India.
Until recently, Kiran was Director — Finance of Jacobs Engineering India, which features on the US-based Global Fortune 500 Company List. He is also a Co-opted Director in Saraswat Co-operative Bank Limited.
Kiran is married to Sandhya and they have two daughters.