G. N. Bajpai

G. N. Bajpai

Mr. Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business and expert on financial markets was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier Mr. Bajpai was Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).  Mr. Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership and exemplary integrity.  He has served/serves as non-Executive Chairman and a Director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business, and authored several books.  Mr. Bajpai has been Chairman of the Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Chairperson of the Insurance Institute of India, (III) a counterpart of Chartered Insurance Institute UK.

As Chairman of SEBI, Mr. Bajpai oversaw the orderly functioning of India’s securities markets.  With a vision to make India a global benchmark, Mr. Bajpai initiated numerous reforms and innovations in India’s securities markets. The Indian securities market now ranks as one of the most advanced in emerging markets and may well surpass developed markets in certain respects.

 As Chairman, Mr. Bajpai transformed LIC to meet the challenges of deregulation and competition from global insurance companies.  Under his leadership, LIC became a financial powerhouse with the largest asset base in the Indian Sub-Continent.

Mr. Bajpai has been a member of Board of Directors at General Insurance Corporation of India, ICICI Bank, Unit Trust of India, UTI Bank now Axis Bank, Tata Chemicals, Jindal Steel, Thane Electric Supply Co., National Housing Bank, Discount & Finance House, Indian Railway Finance Corporation, India International Insurance Ltd., Singapore and Ken-India Ltd. Nairobi (Africa).

Mr. Bajpai was also Non-Executive Chairman of National Stock Exchange, Stock Holding Corporation of India, LIC Housing Finance Ltd, and LIC International EC Bahrain and LIC Nepal Ltd.

Currenty, Mr. Bajpai is Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of several Corporates in India.

Mr. Bajpai is on the  Board of Advisors of Indian Army Group Insurance Fund and Member of Governing Board of National Insurance Academy. Mr. Bajpai was the Chairman of Indian’s National Pension Trust. Earlier he has served on the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

He has been a visiting faculty at leading institutes of Management and Training. He was the visiting Prof. of Middlesex University, London. He is being regularly invited to speak at seminars in India and abroad. He has delivered lectures including at London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard University etc. and also addressed OECD & IMF seminars. He has written three popular books: The Securities Market, Marketing of Insurances, and How to Become a Super Successful Salesman.

He received among others the “Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance” award from the Prime Minister of India.

Mr. Bajpai holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Agra and a Degree in Law (LL B) from the University of Indore. Mr. Bajpai is an avid golfer.