A Game Changer’s Memoir
Ex-SEBI Chief recalls defining moments of his tenure
Highly admired for his outstanding credentials as the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) chairman, G.N. Bajpai was hastily appointed as the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) during one of its most turbulent times between 2002 and 2005. A focused regulator, he revamped the entire organization and introduced reforms and measures of global standards causing the security markets to make major leaps which had so far been inconceivable. He played a substantial role in helping India emerge as a highly competitive, immensely lucrative and influential financial powerhouse.
A masterful strategist, Bajpai, in this book, recounts his truly inspiring journey as he weaved through complex rules and frameworks in his efforts to turn SEBI into an effective financial regulator for the country. Easy-flowing and readable with the writer's anecdotal and educative style of writing and yet greatly comprehensive, this is a go-to book for a new generation of aspiring financial groundbreakers.
Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business was the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier, he was the chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership. He has served as a non-executive chairman and a director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business and authored several books. He has written three popular books: The Securities Market, Marketing of Insurances and How to Become a Super Successful Salesman. He received a number of awards, most notably the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance Award from the prime minister of India and the W.G. Chirmule Puraskar, 2014 for commendable contribution in the fields of insurance and regulation of stock market.
Bajpai holds a master's degree in commerce from the University of Agra and a degree in law (LLB) from the University of Indore. He is an avid golfer.