Mr. Purwar is the Chairman of IndiaVenture Advisors Pvt. Ltd., investment manager to IndiaVenture Trust Fund I. He has also taken over as the Chairman of IL & FS Renewable Energy Limited in March 2008 and India Infoline Investment Services Ltd in November 2009.
He is working as Independent Director in leading companies in Telecom, Steel, Textiles, Hospitals, Power, Auto components, Renewable Energy, Engineering Consultancy and Financial Services. He is an Advisor to Mizuho Securities in Japan and is also a member of Advisory Board for Institute of Indian Economic Studies (IIES), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Purwar was the Chairman of State Bank of India, the largest bank in the country from November 02 to May 06 and held several important and critical positions like Managing Director of State Bank of Patiala, Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo covering almost the entire range of commercial banking operations in his illustrious career at the bank from 1968 to 2006. Mr. Purwar also worked as Chairman of Indian Bank Association during 2005 - 2006.
Mr. Purwar completed his Masters degree in Commerce from Allahabad University in 1966 and Diploma in Business Administration in 1967.