Boardof Directors

DHFL is driven by qualified and motivated professionals, committed to providing efficient and cost-effective financial services to our customers. They endeavor to make DHFL the finest organization to work for and to do business with, every time.

Kapil Wadhawan
Mr. Kapil Wadhawan
Chairman & Managing Director
Dheeraj Wadhawan
Mr. Dheeraj Wadhawan
Non- Executive director
G. P. Kohli
Mr. G. P. Kohli
Independent Director

Mr. Kapil Wadhawan joined DHFL in September 1996 as a Director. He became the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company in July 2009, and has since then led DHFL into becoming a world class financial services Company. Under his leadership, the Company commenced its transformational journey, reaching out to customers across the length and breadth of the country. He was instrumental behind DHFL setting up representative offices globally – at Dubai and London. He spearheaded the acquisition of the housing finance arm of ING Vysya Bank Ltd. in 2003 and the acquisition of First Blue Home Finance Ltd. (erstwhile Deutsche Postbank Home Finance Ltd.) in 2011. He also established India’s low income segment specific Company, Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd., in association with IFC, a member of the World Bank group. Mr. Kapil Wadhawan also led the foray of DHFL into the education loans sector through Avanse Financial Services Limited in 2013 and in life insurance through DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Ltd. in 2014. With his focus on business excellence and industry development, Mr. Kapil Wadhawan has played a significant role in shaping policy guidelines on matters relating to the mortgage finance industry. His dynamic initiatives at DHFL have been pioneering for the industry. Mr. Kapil Wadhawan is an MBA in Finance from Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Mr. Dheeraj Wadhawan is also the Promoter and Shareholder of the Company. He is the son of Late Shri Rajesh Kumar Wadhawan and brother of Mr. Kapil Wadhawan, Chairman & Managing Director. He has graduated in construction management from the University of London. He has over 13 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry. He joined on the Board as a Non-Executive Director on May 12, 2008.

Mr. G. P. Kohli is the former Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and has vast experience in insurance, housing, human resource development, information technology and marketing, having worked in different positions in LIC. He holds a Masters Degree in English Literature MA. (Hons) and has acquired a diploma in Labour Laws, Labour Welfare and Personnel Management – LLD. Mr. G. P. Kohli is on the Board of the Company as an Independent Director since May 23, 2001.

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V. K. Chopra
Mr. V. K. Chopra
Independent Director
Mannil Venugopalan
Mr. Mannil Venugopalan
Independent Director

Mr. V. K. Chopra is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA) by profession. Mr. V. K. Chopra had a long and illustrious career in banking, having served in the sector for over 37 years in different capacities. He was the Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank and SIDBI and an Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce for a long tenure. His last assignment was with Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a whole-time member for two years until March, 2008. He is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of several listed companies. He joined the Board of the Company as an Independent Director on May 12, 2008.

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Mr. Mannil Venugopalan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Kerala University and has worked as a commercial banker for nearly four and a half decades. He started his career as a probationary officer with Bank of India in 1966. In 2000, he joined Union Bank as an Executive Director. In 2003, he returned to Bank of India as the Chairman and Managing Director. In May 2005, he joined Federal Bank as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mannil Venugopalan has also been runner-up for the E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 award. He joined the Board of the Company as an Independent Director on February 25, 2013.

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Committeesof the Board

The Board of Directors of the Company have constituted six committees namely – Audit Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Risk Management Committee and Finance Committee which enables the Board to deal with specific areas / activities that need a closer review and to have an appropriate structure to assist in the discharge of their responsibilities. The Board Committees meet at regular intervals and perform the duties and functions as entrusted upon them by the Board.

  • Audit
    Committee

    Mr. Mannil Venugopalan – Chairman
    Mr. G. P. Kohli – Member
    Mr. V. K. Chopra – Member
  • Stakeholder's Relationship Committee

    Mr. G. P. Kohli – Chairman
    Mr. Kapil Wadhawan – Member
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    Ms. V. K. Chopra – Chairman
    Mr. G. P. Kohli – Member
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

    Mr. G. P. Kohli – Chairman
    Mr. Kapil Wadhawan – Member
    Mr. V. K. Chopra – Member
  • Risk Management Committee

    Mr. Kapil Wadhawan – Chairman
    Mr. V. K. Chopra – Member
    Mr. Mannil Venugopalan – Member
  • Finance
    Committee

    Mr. Kapil Wadhawan – Chairman
    Mr. Dheeraj Wadhawan – Member
    Mr. G. P. Kohli – Member