Kundapur Vaman Kamath, commonly referred to as K.V. Kamath, is the newly appointed chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries, he has served as the chairman of Infosys Limited, the second-largest Indian IT services company, and as the Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank, India’s largest private bank. Kamath also served as ICICI Bank’s managing director and CEO from 1 May 1996 until his retirement from executive responsibilities on 30 April 2009.
Kamath also serves as an independent director on the boards of the Houston-based oil services company Schlumberger and the Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer Lupin. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.