Jay Kotak is an Indian banker and entrepreneur who works at Kotak Mahindra as vice president of Kotak811. Jay is the elder son of Uday Kotak who is the founder and Managing Director & CEO (MD & CEO) of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He made the headlines after he revealed in May 2023 that the former Miss India World, Aditi Arya, is his fiancée.
Jay Uday Kotak was born on Monday, 11 September 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Virgo. In 1993, he enrolled at The Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, where he completed his schooling in 2007. In 2008, he enrolled at Columbia University in New York, US, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in arts in history and economics in 2011. In 2010, he worked as a summer analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. In 2012, he pursued accounting and law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2015, he enrolled at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration in 2017. LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Jay Kotak belongs to a Gujarati business-class family, which belongs to the Lohana community. Hindustan Times
Parents & Siblings
His father, Uday Kotak, is a banker, businessman, and the founder and Managing Director & CEO (MD & CEO) of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
His mother, Pallavi Uday Kotak, is an entrepreneur and a mountaineer, who trekked to the Everest base camp in 2014. His younger brother, Dhawal Kotak, is a Columbia Business School graduate.
Wife & Children
Jay Uday Kotak is unmarried.
Jay Kotak is engaged to Aditi Arya, who was crowned Miss India World in 2015. Jay revealed that Aditi is his fiancee in a congratulatory tweet in May 2023 after she completed her MBA at Yale University in the United States of America. According to several sources, Jay got engaged to Aditi Arya in 2022 when the duo were visiting Paris, France.
In 2011, Jay Uday Kotak joined the Mumbai-based Infina Finance Private Limited, where he worked as an analyst till 2012. He was hired by McKinsey & Company in Mumbai in 2012 as a business analyst; he worked there till 2014. After completing his MBA, Jay joined Kotak Mahindra in Mumbai, where he worked as an associate till October 2019. From November 2019 to November 2021, Jay worked at Kotak Mahindra as an associate vice president. In November 2021, Jay Kotak was appointed as the Vice President (VP) of Kotak811.
- Sport: Cricket
- Sportsperson: Imran Khan, Shane Warne
- Jay Kotak has often voiced his opinion in favour of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during the Russia-Ukraine war.
- Jay Kotak has often criticised the United States of America. In 2022, he posted a tweet in which he called the US “a nation in decay” for rising gun violence and inflation in the country.