HDFC Bank's chief in waiting: Spartan Sashi has large shoes to fill

Topics HDFC Bank | Aditya Puri

Sashidhar Jagdishan joined HDFC Bank in February 1996 as manager of finance at the young age of thirty-one, surprising his wife.   Jagdishan had an offer to join the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank in Singapore, and had no clear idea about HDFC Bank, whether it was a public or a private institution, or how much stake parent HDFC held in the bank.   “It wasn’t money or the organisation or the pride of working for a domestic firm but the thought of leading a team that was the most exciting part,” he told senior journalist Tamal Bandy.....

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