Madhabi Puri is an Indian banker who is known for being the first woman to be appointed as the chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for three years in 2022.She holds an experience of almost thirty years of working in the financial sector. Before being appointed as the chairperson of SEBI, she worked as a Whole-Time Member of Sebi from 2017 to 4 October 2021.When Madhabi was appointed as the chairman of SEBI, she became the first person to hold the post who had never served as an IAS officer. Madhabi Puri appointed as the chairperson of Sebi.In 1989, she joined ICICI Bank as a Project Finance Analyst and worked there till 1992.From 1993 to 1995, she served as a lecturer at the West Cheshire College, United Kingdom.In 2006, she became the Executive Director of ICICI Bank. While she was working at ICICI, she held different positions including the Head of Marketing and Sales, Head of Product Development, Head of Operations, and the Head of Brand Marketing.She was the founder-director of Singapore-based Agora Advisory Pvt. Ltd. in 2016.In April 2017, before taking charge as a whole-time member at SEBI, she served as the Head of Business Development at Greater Pacific Capital in Singapore, and she also worked as a consultant for New Development Bank in Shanghai.She also served as the non-executive director at Zensar Technologies, InnoVen Capital India Pvt. Ltd, Idea Cellular Ltd, Max Healthcare and Gabelhorn Investments Pte. Ltd, before joining ICICI bank.In an interview, she said that when she was in class twelfth, she was a real nerd with big spectacles and a bookworm.