ICICI Bank announced that it has appointed Sandeep Batra as executive director of the bank. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval and will be for a period of 5 years. Batra has been working with ICICI Group for the last 18 years and is currently president – Corporate Centre at ICICI Bank. He has been overseeing the risk, internal audit, financial crime prevention, government relations, operations, secretarial and corporate communication functions at the bank. He has been a founder member of the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance team and has worked with the organization as its chief financial officer from September 2000 till 2006 when he joined ICICI Bank as its group compliance officer. He later rejoined ICICI Prudential Life Insurance as executive director in 2014, where he had finance, investments, actuarial, risk and compliance functions under his care. He was also instrumental in leading the company to India’s first IPO in the insurance space. He is a chartered accountant and company secretary.