Ms. Renu Sud Karnad

Chairperson of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited
Ms. Renu Sud Karnad was Managing Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation
Limited till 30 th  June 2023. From 1 st  July 2023, she is a non-executive and non-independent
Director on the Board of HDFC Bank Ltd.
Ms. Karnad is the Chairperson of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited and a director on the boards of HDFC Asset Management Company Limited, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, Bangalore International Airport Authority Limited and EIH Limited. Ms. Karnad is also a director on the board of Nudge Lifeskills Foundation and PayU Payments Private Limited.
She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Mumbai. She is a Parvin Fellow – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. Ms. Karnad has had to her credit, numerous awards, and accolades. Prominent among them being featured in list of ‘25 top nonbanking women in finance’ by U.S. Banker magazine, listed by Wall Street Journal Asia as among the ‘Top Ten Powerful Women to Watch Out for in Asia’. “Outstanding, Woman Business Leader” by CNBCTV18, 25 Most Influential Women Professionals in India by India Today.
As an esteemed board member of BYST, she brings invaluable expertise and strategic insights for our entrepreneurial ecosystem.