Ghaziabad is a well-known city which is often called the “Gateway of Uttar Pradesh” due to its proximity to the capital city of India, New Delhi. Ghaziabad is a part of the National Capital Region and is inhabited by more than 2 million people. Wazir Ghazi-ud-din founded Ghaziabad in 1740. He named it ‘Ghaziuddinnagar’ after himself. The Mughal royal family would visit Ghaziabad for picnics, especially in the areas near the Hindon river. The Hindon river clearly divides the city into two parts – the Cis-Hindon on the east bank and the Trans-Hindon on the west. Ghaziabad is a huge and planned industrial city and it is the main educational, commercial and industrial center of Western Uttar Pradesh. Ghaziabad witnessed a gigantic industrial growth soon after independence. Steel manufacturing units were the first to be set up in the area, followed by electronic industries. Many major industrial houses quickly followed in setting up their units in and around Ghaziabad. A rapidly developing city, plenty of new job opportunities have recently opened up in Ghaziabad owing to its recent corporate boost. Many new commercial and residential projects are being set up in the city, gradually turning Ghaziabad into a real estate hub.
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.