Sunil Mehta has forty years of proven leadership experience in banking, financial services, insurance and investments with leading global and domestic financial institutions namely Citibank, AIG, SBI, PNB and YES Bank amongst others. In 2013, he left AIG where he was the Country Head & CEO for AIG India since 2000. Subsequently, he started SPM Capital Advisers Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mehta is the Chairman and Managing Director of SPM Capital Advisers Pvt. Ltd., a leading boutique business advisory and consulting firm in India.
As Country Head & CEO for AIG in India, Mr. Mehta was responsible for all AIG businesses in India covering Insurance, Financial Services, Real Estate, Asset Management and Investments amongst other businesses. He set up AIG’s insurance JVs with Tatas and was also responsible for expanding AIG’s presence across ten businesses in India which included Life & Non-Life Insurance, Private Equity, Asset Management, Real Estate, Home Finance, Consumer Finance, Software Development, Mortgage Guaranty and Aircraft Leasing. He was on the Board of all AIG Companies in India including, Tata AIG General Insurance and Tata AIA Life Insurance Ltd for several years.
Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Mehta worked with Citibank for over 18 years where he held various senior positions covering operations, risk management, public sector business, sales & risk reengineering and extensively across corporate banking. His last assignment was Corporate Bank Head for Citibank India and Senior Credit Officer.
Mr. Mehta was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of YES Bank Limited by a Government of India Notification dated March 13, 2020 under the Bank’s Reconstruction Scheme. He led the YES Bank Board during the Bank’s very successful turnaround till July 2022 when the Alternate Board was appointed as per GOI’s Reconstruction Scheme. Mr. Mehta was Non-Executive Chairman of Punjab National Bank from March 2017 till February 2020. He was an Independent Director on the Board of State Bank of India from June 2014 to March 2017. He is presently a Board Member of Adani Green Energy Ltd, Sashakt India Asset Management Ltd., Welmo Fintech Pvt. Ltd. and Bodytronix Fitness Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mehta was earlier on the Boards of IDFC Ltd, ACC Ltd and a startup digital non-life insurance company – Acko General Insurance Ltd amongst several others.
In addition, he was a Senior Advisor to highly notable international/domestic corporations amongst his other business responsibilities at SPM Capital Advisers Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mehta is also on the Global Advisory Board of Kearney
Mr. Mehta was asked to Chair the Committee on Resolution of Stressed Assets by the Honorable Finance Minister of India. Other Members of the Committee included the Chairman of State Bank of India, Managing Director of Bank of Baroda and Deputy Managing Director of SBI. The Committee presented the Sashakt Report on Resolution of Stressed Assets to the Finance Minister on July 2, 2018. The report’s recommendations are under implementation and have made significant progress with adoption of the Inter Creditor Agreement (ICA) by the Regulator and all major Banks/NBFC’s in addition to other recommendations for resolution of Stressed Assets.
Mr. Mehta is closely engaged with various Think Tanks and Chambers of Commerce. He is the founding Board Member of the Asia Society India Centre and a Past Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM India). He is currently on the India Advisory Board of US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
Mr. Mehta has strong interests in building sustainable communities and is the immediate Past Chairman of Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (Formerly The Spastics Society of North India). He is actively engaged as the founding Board Trustees of United Way India and Mumbai. He was the Chairman of both these organizations and also member of the Global Transition Board of United Way Worldwide.
Mr. Mehta is a graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Alumni of the Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, USA.