Harshil Mehta Chief Executive Officer, DHFL
As Chief Executive Officer at DHFL, one of India’s leading housing finance companies in the private sector, Harshil Mehta has spent over two decades in the financial services industry and his expertise spans diverse functions including credit appraisal, operations and service quality. Defined by humility and grace unparalleled, he is looked up to by peers and subordinates alike.
He was earlier MD and CEO of Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a joint initiative of DHFL and International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, aimed at enabling access to home finance, amongst low income group customers in the developing states of India.
Harshil’s earlier stints include prominent entities such as ICICI Bank, Transamerica Commercial Finance, Chicago, a Fortune 500 Company and leader in inventory financing and prior to that, Whirlpool India. In his second stint with Transamerica’s Indian business, he set up its Indian subsidiary and launched the inventory finance program that was subsequently acquired by ICICI Bank, where he worked in several capacities including Head of Home Loans, Head of Service Quality, Business Head – Real Estate (Property Services & Consulting) before being chosen to head ICICI Home Finance as the Managing Director & CEO.
A firm believer in an open door policy, Harshil encourages debate and dissent and believes that curiosity must accompany work processes.
Harshil is an MSc from Mumbai University, and a MBA (Finance) from Graduate School of Business, Mississippi State University, USA. A travel enthusiast, he cherishes memories of every destination and never fails to spend time exploring the gastronomic indulgences of street food, which he believes are the true Mecca of real experiences, be it in its offering of cuisine or people. Although his professional commitments leave him with very little time for leisure, he has long harboured a dream to teach and hopes he can set aside time someday, to pursue this passion.