Ms. Shyamala Gopinath has over four decades of rich experience in financial sector policy formulation in different capacities at Reserve Bank of India (RBI). At RBI, she held key positions and guided & influenced national policies in diverse areas of financial sector regulation and supervision, the development and regulation of financial markets, capital account management, management of government borrowings, foreign exchange reserve management and payment and settlement systems. She has served on several committees while with RBI. During 2001 to 2003, she was deputed as Senior Financial Expert at the International Monetary Fund. Ms. Gopinath retired as Deputy Governor of RBI, a position that she held for nearly 7 years. She served as Chairperson Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds for two years from 2012 to 2014.
Ms. Gopinath was also the Chairperson of the Board of Corporate Bonds and Securitisation Advisory Committee of SEBI.
Since 2012, Ms Gopinath has held several Board positions in large institutions and public sector undertakings such as Clearing Corporation of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL and Ernst & Young (Global Governance Council). Until Dec 2020, she was the part-time Non-Executive Chairperson of HDFC Bank Ltd. Presently, Ms. Gopinath serves as Independent Director on the Boards of other renowned companies. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur.
Ms. Gopinath is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and holds a master's degree in commerce from University of Mysore