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Rahul Bajaj resigns as Bajaj Finserv Chairman, to take over as the Chairman Emeritus in May

The company has also approved reappointment of independent directors D J Balaji Rao, Nanoo Pamnani and Gita Piramal for a second term of five years.

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Rahul Bajaj resigns as Bajaj Finserv Chairman, to take over as the Chairman Emeritus in May
Rahul Bajaj has been appointed as Chairman Emeritus with effect from May 16, 2019. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Bajaj Finserv on Wednesday said its Chairman and Non-Executive Director Rahul Bajaj has resigned and will take over as the Chairman Emeritus from May.

Bajaj, 80, vide a letter dated February 15, 2019, has tendered his resignation which will be effective from the conclusion of the board meeting scheduled for May 16, 2019, the company said in a regulatory filing.

His appointment as Chairman Emeritus will be effective from May 16, 2019, it added.

"The board of directors has appointed Nanoo Pamnani as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the company in place of Rahul Bajaj, with effect from May 17, 2019," it said.

The company has also approved reappointment of independent directors D J Balaji Rao, Nanoo Pamnani and Gita Piramal for a second term of five years.

While the appointment of Rao and Pamnani will be with effect from April 1, 2019, Piramal's term will begin from July 16, 2019.

These changes are subject to approval of the shareholders.

Bajaj Finserv deals with financial services of Bajaj Group. Its core businesses are spread across lending, insurance and wealth advisory.

Rahul Bajaj, born on June 1, 1938 is recognised as one of the most successful business leaders of India.

He holds a degree in economics from Delhi University, a degree of law from Bombay University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bajaj heads the Bajaj group of companies apart from being the chairman of the board of many companies.

He was elected to the Upper House of Parliament for 2006-2010 period.

Stock of Bajaj Finserv closed 1.22 per cent higher at Rs 6,920 on BSE.

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