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Axis Bank CEO Sikha Sharma To Resign In December et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Apr 10, 2018 12:51 PM 2 min read

End of Day Wrap-up (Tuesday / April 09, 2018) #AxisBank #CEO #ShikhaSharma #Ola #Foodpanda #JetAirways #AirIndia #SaudiArabia #Tadawul #Aramco #JackMa #China #tariff #automobile #Transfin

Editor's comment: Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma to resign in December cutting short her 4th term to six months. This is after RBI asked Bank’s board to reconsider three-year extension given to Sharma. She will leave office in December 2018 now, instead of May 2021.


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