Nevertheless, the process of industrial development in India promoted through the import substitution strategy provided an impetus to the growth of a large and diversified industrial base, particularly the engineering industry. A number of emerging industrial sub-sectors also proved to be internationally competitive. The change in India’s export profile commenced slowly in the sixties with a growing share of non-traditional manufactured goods and value-added products.
During 1978-79, the Ministry of Finance convened meetings to discuss the proposal regarding setting up of an Export-Import Bank. At these meetings, it was agreed that there was a justification for a separate institution on the ground that it would be able to devote concentrated attention to the needs of exporters and explore new methods for augmenting credit on reasonable terms. It could also concern itself with investment finance required for export production.
By 1980, engineering goods exports had grown to constitute 13 per cent of Indian exports. Project exports were also buoyant. The growing demand of project exporters for an Exim Bank, vigorous support from the Ministry of Commerce and increasing emphasis on export promotion combined to push the government into taking a final view. On June 18, 1980, in his budget speech in Parliament, the then Finance Minister, Shri R. Venkataraman, announced the momentous decision to establish an Exim Bank.
Export-Import Bank of India was thus born after two decades of debate on the need for a specialized export credit agency for India and the role of international trade in India’s economic development.
The Export-Import Bank of India Act was passed in September 1981 and the Bank commenced its operations in March 1982.
With our rich pedigree, we serve as a growth engine for Indian Businesses range of products and services. This includes import of technology and export product development, export production, export marketing, pre-shipment and post-shipment and overseas investment. In a rapidly shifting financial landscape, we are a catalyst and key player in the promotion of cross border trade and investment.
|Sr.No||Chief Executives of Exim Bank||Tenure|
|1.||Shri. R.C. Shah||1982 – 1985|
|2.||Shri. Kalyan Banerji||1985 – 1993|
|3.||Ms. Tarjani Vakil||1993 – 1996|
|4.||Shri. Y.B. Desai||1997 – 2001|
|5.||Shri. T.C. Venkat Subramanian||2001 – 2009|
|6.||Smt. Ravneet Kaur (additional charge)||2009 – 2010|
|7.||Shri. T.C. A. Ranganathan||2010 – 2013|
|8.||Shri. Anurag Jain (additional charge)||2013 – 2014|
|9.||Shri. Yaduvendra Mathur||2014 – 2017|
|10.||Shri. David Rasquinha||2017 till date|
|Directors representing Government of India||1. SHRI T. S. TIRUMURTI
Ministry of External Affairs
2. SHRI BIDYUT BEHARI SWAIN
3. SHRI ANAND SINGH BHAL
4. SHRI K. RAJARAMAN
5. SHRI PANKAJ JAIN
|Directors from Institutions and Commercial Banks||1. DR. M. D. PATRA
Reserve Bank of India
2. SHRI RAJNISH KUMAR
3. SHRI M. SENTHILNATHAN
4. SHRI RAKESH SHARMA
5. SHRI RAJKIRAN RAI G.
6. SHRI. A.S. RAJEEV
|Whole-time Directors||MR. DAVID RASQUINHA