Rajeev Jain named CEO of Bajaj Finance

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Financial Services
Last updated : September 14, 2007
In his last assignment, Jain was deputy CEO at AIG


Jain has been appointed CEO of Bajaj Auto Finance (Bajaj Finance). He replaces Ravindran.

Jain has a good decade and more of experience in the finance industry. He enters Bajaj Finance after a 15-month stint with AIG, where he was deputy CEO, consumer finance business. Jain worked on bringing the consumer finance business to India. He also handled the licensing of the business and acquired a few companies.

A management graduate from TAPMI (TA Pai Management Institute), Jain worked with Eicher for a year before moving to GE Money in 1994. He was with GE for a period of four years. By the time he left the organisation, he was business development head, South. In 1998, he joined American Express where he donned many mantles for a period of eight years, including that of head, sales and distribution, card and loans. He was director and business head, personal and small business lending, American Express, when he left to join AIG in 2006.

"Bajaj Finance has a large franchise and an even wider footprint. The challenges that come with it drove me towards taking up this role with them." explains Jain. Elaborating on the challenge ahead of him, he says, "Bajaj Finance has a strong name in semi-urban and rural India. Consumer lending in the next five years will come from Bajaj Finance."

As CEO, Jain is responsible for growing Bajaj Finance into a world-class consumer lending company. All Bajaj Finance's functional heads will work with Jain.

First Published : September 14, 2007
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