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IDFC First Bank chief Rajiv Lall on how he juggles many roles all at once

Lall talks to Anjuli Bhargava about his stint in teaching, working with governments and the private sector and his tryst with impact investing

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Anjuli Bhargava 



IDFC First Bank chief Rajiv Lall
IDFC First Bank chief Rajiv Lall. Illustration by Binay Sinha

He’s taught economics at the Florida Atlantic University, dabbled in private equity with Morgan Stanley and Warburg Pincus, worked with the governments of Chad, Gabon and China during a stint with the World Bank, associated closely with people he affectionately refers to as “Andhrapreneurs” as CEO of IDFC, converted IDFC into a bank and led it through its recent merger with Capital First, set up Lok Capital (as a philanthropic initiative in 2004) and is in the process of setting up Social Finance India to create an ecosystem for impact investing in the country. He’s also adding the finishing touches to a detailed essay that he hopes will morph into his first book at some stage.

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First Published: Fri, May 10 2019. 20:21 IST

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