Inaugural Toronto Global Board of Directors, 2017
Sriram H. Iyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited, India's largest private sector bank. He is also the Regional Head of ICICI Bank's North American operations.
Mr. Iyer was a core member of the executive team that established ICICI Bank in Canada in 2003. Under his leadership, the Bank has become one of the fastest growing banks in Canada.
Mr. Iyer held a number of key executive positions prior to his current role, including Vice President of Strategy Implementation and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In these roles, he oversaw the development of the Bank's retail and electronic banking operations.
Mr. Iyer's long and distinguished business career spans more than 20 years, two continents and a variety of senior management positions. Before joining ICICI Bank Canada, he gained valuable strategic and operations experience in the financial services industry working with the parent company in India.
Mr. Iyer serves as an active participant with a number of business and not-for-profit organizations: the Board of Directors for Toronto Global, which aims to assist global companies invest in the Toronto Region; the Canada-India Business Council, which is dedicated to the sustained growth of trade, investment and services between Canada and India; the Foreign Banks' Executive Committee of the Canadian Bankers Association; the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, whose goal is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies; the Advisory Board of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, which fosters the ability of its members to make significant contributions to the community; the Toronto Asia Advisory Group of the Asia Pacific Foundation, a not-for-profit organization specializing in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations; and the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in U.S.A., the nation's key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue. Mr. Iyer previously served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Conference Board of Canada, the country's foremost not-for-profit organization for applied research.
Under Mr. Iyer's direction, ICICI Bank Canada has contributed to many charitable causes. The Bank was recognized by the Canadian Helen Keller Centre in 2009 and the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons in 2011 for its ongoing support for persons with disabilities.
In 2012, Mr. Iyer received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce also named him the 2012 Corporate Executive of the Year for his business achievements and contributions to the community. In 2008, Caldwell Partners named Mr. Iyer to Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM list, recognizing him as one of the country's top leaders under the age of 40.
Mr. Iyer holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is also a certified corporate director and has completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors.