Vishakha Mulye is the Chief Executive Officer of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL), the holding company of all the financial services businesses of the Aditya Birla Group. Vishakha took lead of the company effective 1st July 2022. She is also a director on the board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited, the apex decision-making body of the Aditya Birla Group.
Before joining the Aditya Birla Group, Vishakha, a career banker, was an Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank. In a career spanning thirty years, she has held many significant roles and led several strategic initiatives as a part of the ICICI Group, most recently as the head of domestic and international Wholesale Banking Group, Proprietary Trading Group, Markets Group and Transaction Banking Group at the Bank.
She has also handled several other responsibilities at the Bank, in the areas of strategy, treasury & markets, proprietary equity investing and management of long-term equity investments, structured finance, management of special assets and corporate & project finance. She was also responsible for the Bank's structured finance and global markets businesses, and its financial institutions’ relationships.
She led the team that planned and executed the merger of ICICI and ICICI Bank. She also led the team which negotiated and concluded the merger of erstwhile Sangli Bank with ICICI Bank. She also handled various other acquisitions including ITC Classic and Anagram Finance. She was one of the few handpicked to set up and run the Stressed Asset Management Group at ICICI Bank. She led several successful capital raising exercises for ICICI Bank, including the USD 5 Billion simultaneous public issue of equity shares in India, United States and Japan. She led the digital transformation through various industry specific and customized solutions to its clients and their ecosystem by leveraging latest technologies.
During her career at ICICI Group she has also served as the Group Chief Financial Officer, on the Board of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company and as the MD and CEO of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company. She also chaired the Board of ICICI Bank Canada.
Vishakha is a member of Aspen Institute’s 'India Leadership Initiative'. She was selected as 'Young Global Leader' in 2007 by the World Economic Forum. She received the ‘India CFO Award’ in 2006 from IMA India, for 'Excellence in Finance in a Large Corporate' and ‘CA Corporate Leader Award’ in 2008 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Vishakha has featured in several power lists such as the ’Most Powerful Women’ in Indian Business’ by Business Today and ‘Most Powerful Women’ by Fortune India. She was also inducted into Business Today’s ’Hall of Fame’ after being featured seven times in a row in its power list. In 2012, she received the ‘GR8! Women Awards’ from the Indian Television Academy for her contribution as an ‘Eminent Personality in the field of Banking’. In 2019, she was felicitated at News 18 Lokmat’s award ceremony, ‘Mukta Sanman’, for her work in the field of Business and Finance.
Vishakha is a Chartered Accountant, by qualification.