HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri has been ranked 36th in US magazine Fortune’s top 50 business persons list for 2016, and is the only Indian among three others of Indian origin in the global rankings.
Puri has led the country’s second-largest private sector lender since its inception in 1994.
Facebook’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerburg tops the list.
Among other Indians, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been ranked fifth. AO Simith’s Ajita Rajendra is at 34, followed by MasterCard’s Ajay Banga at 40.
Under Puri, the bank delivered $1.9 billion in profits last year and its American Depository Receipts had a 15-year run which took them up 2,200% before some easing off late, the magazine said.
The 66-year-old Puri, one of the highest paid bankers in the country, had undergone a cardiac surgery earlier this year