Narayanan Vaghul is a philanthropist and a leading banking professional of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the Trade and Industry category in 2010. he joined the State Bank of India as an officer. In 1985, he was appointed as Chairman of ICICI. He still continues as its non-executive Chairman. Mr Vaghul was awarded as the Businessman of the Year Award in 1991 by Business India, The Lifetime Achievement award by Times publications and The Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.