Ms. Vibha Padalkar is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of HDFC Life and has been with the company for almost a decade. The company, a leading life insurer with assets under management in excess of Rs 1 trillion, recently completed its Initial Public Offering in India.

Ms. Padalkar qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1992. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. Prior to her appointment with HDFC Life, she has worked in varied sectors such as Business Process Outsourcing, Global FMCG and in a Big 4 audit firm.

Ms. Padalkar is also an independent director on the Board of HDFC Investments Limited.

Ms. Padalkar was recently honoured the 'CA CFO - Insurance Sector' award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and by Business Today as being amongst the 'Top 30 most powerful women in business'. She was also conferred the 'CFO-Woman of the year' award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2011 and for "Excellence in Financial Control, Compliance and Corporate Governance" by IMA, India 2013.