Board of Trustees

Mr. jacob Ninan

Mr. Jacob Ninan

Executive Trustee & CEO Axis Bank Foundation

Since 2017

Ms. Sheela Patel
Mr. Som Mittal
Mr. V. Srinivasan
Mr. Rajesh Dahiya

Mr. Jacob Ninan is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Foundation. He joined the Foundation in July 2016 and took over as Executive Trustee & CEO in November 2017.

After completing his graduation in Science from Bangalore University, he started his career in banking with Catholic Syrian Bank and thereafter joined Axis Bank in 2000. In a banking career of over 3 decades, he has served in various capacities and dealt with the areas of Retail Banking, Corporate Finance, MSME Lending & Trade Finance among many other functions. His last stint in banking was heading Axis Bank business in the Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai. Forbes Middle East in 2014 recognised him for his contribution to the local economy and listed him in the top 100 CEOs. He is also a director on the Board of Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation, a Section VIII company formed in collaboration with Government of Maharashtra.

Working in a team environment brings out the best in Jacob and building and nurturing relationships comes naturally him. Volunteering and engagements in community service is a deep-rooted passion that is close to his heart. Other areas of interests include photography and movies.