Ashok Chawla resigns as Yes Bank chairman


Yes Bank non-executive Chairman Ashok Chawla has resigned with immediate effect. (IE)

Private lender Yes Bank said Wednesday its non-executive Chairman Ashok Chawla has resigned with immediate effect. The bank also said that Independent Director Vasant Gujarathi too has tendered his resignation with immediate effect due to personal commitments.

“Yes Bank announces that Shri Ashok Chawla, Non-Executive Independent Part-Time Chairman, has tendered his resignation from the Bank’s Board, with immediate effect, mentioning that during the current transition period, the Bank would need a Chairman who could devote more time and attention,” the bank said in a regulatory filing.

The bank further said it would announce the appointment of a new chairman in “due course” post RBI’s approval.

Chawla, former finance secretary, has also worked as chairman of the Competition Commission of India.

The bank’s board has also approved appointment of Uttam Prakash Agarwal as an additional director (Independent) for a period of five years.

The Reserve Bank has already asked the private sector bank to find replacement of founder MD and CEO by January 31.

Last month, Yes Bank had said the panel looking for a successor to MD and CEO Rana Kapoor has the finalised potential candidate profile.

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