Madhabi Puri Buch named as first woman chief of SEBI

Highlights:

  • Former ICICI Banker, Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as the new Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman, replacing Ajay Tyagi.
  • She is the first woman chief of SEBI and also the first non-IAS to head the regulatory body.
  • She has over three decades of experience in the financial markets and was SEBI whole-time member (WTM) between April 5, 2017, and October 4, 2021.
  • During her tenure at SEBI, she handled portfolios such as surveillance, collective investment schemes and investment management.