Pune is a bustling and vibrant metropolis in the state of Maharashtra. Being the second largest city in the state after Mumbai, Pune has become a thriving center of academia and business. The people of Pune lovingly call the city by its erstwhile name "Poona." Pune, coupled up with its industrial counterpart Pimpdi-Chinchwad and three other cantonments, forms the Pune Metropolitan Region or PMR. Looking into the historical past of the city, Pune was ruled by Shivaji and a line of Peshwas till the British took over in 1817 and made it the monsoon capital of the Bombay Presidency. Geographically, the city is located near the Western Ghats at one side, the Deccan Plateau on the other and the Mutha River flows along the left edge of the city. The cool, dry and soothing climate of Pune makes Pune a much-coveted city to settle in. Pune experienced the waves of globalization in the 1990s. The city hosts many well-known educational institutions and is often called the "Oxford of the East." The local economy of the state thrives on education, manufacturing and information technology. With its dynamic mix of capitalism and spiritualism, ancient and modern architecture, and its diverse cultural trends, Pune epitomizes the New India, a city worth exploring.
The ICICI Bank is one of the major private banks with assets of around 17.25 billion US$. Currently, the bank has a presence of 4,867 branches and 14,367 ATMs in India as of 31st March 2018. ICICI Ltd initially promoted the ICICI Bank in the year 1994. ICICI Ltd was created at the initiative of World Bank, GOI and few representatives of Indian industry in 1955, with the primary objective of developing an institution to provide medium and long-term project financing to Indian businesses. In the year 2001, the ICICI Ltd and ICICI Bank board and the shareholders approved for the merger of these two entities and two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, ICICI Capital Services Ltd and ICICI Personal Financial Services Ltd. As a result in April 2002, the ICICI banking and financing operations, both wholesale and retail had been merged into a single entity. The ICICI Bank provides several banking products and financial services to its corporate and retail customers through different delivery channels and the group companies. The board members of ICICI Bank consists of individuals having rich experience in banking and financial services, international business, management consulting. For CSR, the ICICI Bank is involved in human and economic development at the national level.