Chitra Ramkrishna

10 interesting facts about NSE ex-CEO Chitra Ramkrishna

Chitra Ramkrishna quit her position of CEO and MD of National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday. Personal reason is what she told for her quitting before ending her 24-year career. J Ravichandran, group president, will be in charge till the board appoints a new CEO. Below are 10 things you would want to know about this women entrepneur.

  1. Chitra Ramkrishna is the first woman managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)
  2. Started out as a chartered accountant, her encounter with finance was in 1985. She joined the project finance division of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
  3. For someone who has never invested in equities was running the country’s largest stock exchange
  4. She had a two year stint with SEBI before she joined NSE
  5. She was one of the five handpicked executives by the late SS Nadkarni (Late IDBI chairman) to set up NSE against Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
  6. She had very little knowledge about business when she started her new assignment of NSE in 1991, especially when Indian markets had gone through a bruising scandal. This was the time of rogue trader Harshad Mehta.
  7. Became MD & CEO of NSE in April 2013 at the age of 50 for a term of 5 years (Till April 2018). She resigned before ending of her term.
  8. Ramkrishna started internet trading at NSE in February 2000 when the market was at the peak of the dotcom boom
  9. Her objective of continually producing new, investor-friendly offerings and implementing new cutting edge technology kept the exchange on top.
  10. Won Forbes’ Women Leader of the year (2013). For striking a delicate balance between the exchange’s commercial and regulatory roles and keeping NSE ahead of the pack with a high degree of professionalism, new products and cutting-edge technology.

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