Meet the new SEBI Chief Madhabi Puri Buch who replaces Ajay Tyagi

Feb 28, 2022


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New SEBI chief

Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as new Chairperson for Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial period of three years.

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Madhabi Puri Buch replaces Ajay Tyagi

She has replaced Ajay Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, who was made Sebi chairman on March 1, 2017.

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First woman Chief of SEBI

Madhabi Puri Buch is the first woman to helm the Indian stock market regulator and also the first person from the private sector to get into the SEBI board level.

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SEBI whole time member

In 2017, Buch was appointed as a new whole-time member of SEBI for a period of three years.

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SEBI Chairman history

So far, members and chairman at SEBI were mainly appointed from the public sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

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Buch has a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and is a graduate in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.

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Past experiences

She began her career with ICICI Bank and was with the ICICI Group for over 15 years. Later, she went on to become managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) at ICICI Securities from February 2009 to May 2011.

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Past experiences

In 2011, she joined London-based private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital in Singapore.

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Past experiences

Later in 2016, she served as consultant to the New Development Bank in Shanghai, China for a period of three years.

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