Ketaki Bhagwati has been appointed as Additional Director – Non-Executive and Independent Category on the Board of Bayer CropScience Limited with effect from January 15, 2019. She was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director with effect from July 24, 2019.
She is an independent financial services consultant. She is currently an Independent Director on the boards of two Indian companies, Axis Bank Ltd and Omniactive Technologies Limited. She has been on the Board of Axis Bank (India’s third largest private sector bank) since Jan 2016 and sits on four active corporate committees - Credit, Risk Management, Review and Acquisitions, Divestment & Mergers Committees. She joined the Board of Omniactive Technologies in Jan 2018 where she chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. Ms.Bhagwati is also an advisor to Ecoppia Limited, an Israeli start-up company specializing in the manufacture of robotic waterless solutions for cleaning solar panels.
Prior to her current positions, Ms. Bhagwati was a former Chief Investment Officer in the Financial Institutions Group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, for nearly twenty five years (1991-2015), working in private equity, M&A, debt & structured finance and distressed asset workouts across sectors in several regions including Asia, the Middle East & Africa. Prior to IFC, Ms. Bhagwati worked at the Credit Rating Information Services of India (CRISIL) in Mumbai.
She has a Bachelors of Arts from Wellesley College (USA) and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is currently a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council and Golden Seeds, an early stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders.