Ajay’s leadership comes with an integrity that commands respect. In the aftermath of 9/11, his then employer — Citibank — was concerned about his safety. After all, he was a brown-skinned man in a turban at a time when accusations of racial profiling and even stray attacks on those who “looked different” were unfortunately not unknown. Ajay was offered a private jet for travel to other cities and a company car to secure him from a subway commute. He refused. “Dealing with it is more important than hiding from it,” he later said in an interview.
Source: Ajay Banga’s appointment as president to the World Bank | Derek O’Brien writes: Right man for the job | The Indian Express