India Ratings appoints Rohit Sawhney as CEO

KOLKATA: Rohit Sawhney, a veteran banker having worked with marquee lenders such as Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO Bank, has joined India Ratings & Research as chief executive officer, the rating firm announced Tuesday.

Sawhney has filled up the vacancy after 14 months or so. India Ratings was without a CEO after Atul Joshi left the company in January 2016. Rajesh Patel, the chief operating officer, was officiating as CEO in this interim period.

Rohit Sawhney’s appointment is effective immediately, the company said.

“With his extensive and persified track record of leadership and experience, I am confident that as our new CEO in India, Rohit will build upon India Ratings market-leading reputation for quality, insightfulness and excellence,” said Brett Hemsley, Fitch Group’s Head of Asia-Pacific.

Prior to this, Sawhney had been at Royal Bank of Scotland in various roles, most recently as managing director and head of global transaction services, Asia Pacific. He had also worked at ABN AMRO Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank.