HDFC Bank's Deputy Managing Director Paresh Sukthankar has resigned after having worked with the bank for 24 years since its inception in 1994. He will step down from his position after 90 days (three months) for now, HDFC Bank said on Friday in statement. Paresh Sukthankar was promoted to the post of Deputy Managing Director from Executive Director in March 2017. \u201cThe Board of the Bank places on record its sincere appreciation for the contribution made by Mr. Sukthankar in \u00a0his long association with the Bank and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors,\u201d HDFC Bank said in the filing. HDFC Bank watchers were all praise for Paresh Sukthankar\u2019s role at India\u2019s largest private sector lender. \u201cHe was instrumental in taking up the reins after Aditya Puri,\u201d Sanjeev Bhasin, EVP-Markets, IIFL said to CNBC TV18. However, he added that HDFC Bank has become too big a bank for one person to have a big impact. \u201cBut in the short run it will be a negative because since inception of the bank he\u2019s been the driving force behind the bank,\u201d he said. \u201cHe has definitely contributed as much as Aditya Puri. In the last few years Aditya Puri, because of ailing health, was not as much involved as Paresh Sukthankar. So in the short run it will definitely be a setback at least for the present running of the bank,\u201d Sanjeev Bhasin added. Another analyst too said it would not impact the bank too much, especially since HDFC Bank is used to seeing some high profile exits. \u201cHDFC Bank is not very new to this. Puri (Aditya Puri, CEO) is still going to be there for the next two years. I don\u2019t think it\u2019s a major setback,\u201d Suresh Ganapathy, Banking Analyst, Macquarie told CNBC TV18. Vacancy at Axis Bank HDFC Bank did not tell the reason behind the move, but Paresh Sukthankar\u2019s resignation comes amid the ongoing search for a new CEO at rival Axis Bank. This led some experts to guess if he could be the next boss at Axis Bank when its present CEO Shikha Sharma remits office in December. \u201cIf you read between the lines, the circular clearly says a 90 days\u2019 notice - so you are talking about August, September, October - that\u2019s the three-month notice\u2026 And Shikha (Shikha Sharma, CEO, Axis Bank) goes off in December. This exactly ties in with his resignation and perhaps the new guy likely to join Axis Bank. So, that\u2019s my guess,\u201d Suresh Ganapathy said. Paresh Sukthankar is an alumni of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute (Mumbai) and also holds degree in the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the prestigious Harvard Business School. Meanwhile, HDFC Bank reported 18.17 percent increase on-year in the net profit for Q1 of FY19 at Rs 4,601.44 crore. However, the private lender missed the expectations of the analysts due to an increase in provisions which surged 4.5 percent in April-June quarter to Rs 1,629.37 crore. The provisions surged 5.7 percent on a sequential basis in Q1. Compared with Rs 1,343.2 crore in the year-ago period, loan loss provision \u00a0was Rs 1,432.2 crore.