Mr. Banavar Anantharamaiah Prabhakar is an Independent Director of our Bank. He has also been appointed as a Part-Time Chairman, subject to the approval of Reserve Bank of India, of the Bank. He holds Bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mysore and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He possesses about 37 years of experience of serving various banks. He carries experience of various positions from banks such as Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Bank of Baroda. He retired as Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank in August, 2013. He has also served as the Executive Director of Bank of India. He served on various boards representing the banks he had worked with. He was on the Board of Karnataka Bank Ltd. as an Independent Director for five years and on the Board of Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co. Ltd, for 6 years from 2015 to 2021.
Mr. Samit Kumar Ghosh is a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of our Bank. He has completed MBA from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited (“UFSL”). He founded the UFSL in 2004 and served as its MD & CEO until January 31, 2017. With the approval of the Reserve Bank of India, he was designated and took charge as the MD & CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited effective from February 01, 2017 and he retired on November 30, 2019 from this position on attaining the age of 70 years. He is a career banker with over 30 years of experience in India & overseas with a specialization in retail banking. He was part of the management team which launched retail banking with Citibank in 1985, Standard Chartered Bank in 1993 and HDFC bank in 1996 and his last employment prior to founding UFSL was in Bank Muscat.
Ms. Sudha Suresh is a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of our Bank. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Company Secretary with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is also a Grad ICWA from the Institute of Cost & Work Accountants of India. She is a finance professional with a rich experience of more than two decades in private and public companies & a decade as practicing chartered accountant. She is the founding partner of S. Rao & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore. She is also the founder of Mani Capital. She was the Managing Director and CEO (2017 - 2018) and Chief Financial Officer (2008 – 2017) of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited. Prior to this, she has served as CFO/ Finance Head for many companies.
Rajesh Jogi joins the Bank as an Independent Director of our Bank. Rajesh brings rich work experience of 27 years in the Banking Industry with a focus on risk management. He last worked with the Natwest Group (erstwhile RBS Group) where he led key strategic projects and transformation. He was the Chief Risk Officer, India of the Royal Bank of Scotland and subsequently the Country Head of Risk, India for the Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of few other companies. Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He also attended the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School in Boston.
Chitra Kartik Alai is a Non-Executive Nominee Director of our Bank. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Osmania University and master’s diploma in business administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. She is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. She is currently General Manager at the Chennai Regional Office of SIDBI.
Prabal Kumar Sen is an Independent Director of our Bank. He holds Master’s degree in Arts (Economics) with specialization in Agricultural Economics from Calcutta University. Mr. Sen was a Professor at XLRI, Jamshedpur, earlier Bank of Baroda Chair Professor at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and Lecturer in PG Dept of Economics, at University of Burdwan. He had previously worked for United Bank of India in the Senior Management Grade and earlier worked as an Interpreting Officer in the Calcutta High Court.
Rajni Mishra is an Independent Director of our Bank. She holds Master’s Degree in Commerce (Gold Medalist) from M S University, Vadodara. She has been a career banker for nearly four decades, with State Bank of India as well as its Associate Banks where she has handled varied assignments and diverse portfolios, gaining exposure in Branch Administration, Corporate Credit, Forex Treasury, Vigilance, Audit & Inspection etc. She is the Chairperson and Independent Director on the Board of M/s NCL Buildtek Limited, Hyderabad, a leading manufacturer of building materials and a Group Company of M/s NCL Industries (erstwhile Nagarjuna Cement Limited).
Ravichandran Venkataraman is an Independent Director of our Bank. He has passed FCCA from United Kingdom and ACMA from United Kingdom. He has also completed program for CFOs with Wharton Business School, USA. He is a global leader with a track record spanning 30+ years having worked in India, London and Bahrain. He moved from Banking to shared services and is currently into education and consulting. He brings a strong business background and having worked with top Business Leaders in over 100 countries. He is the Chairperson of eVidyaloka Trust, a not-for-profit social enterprise into remote education for rural children in India. eVidyaloka currently operates digital classrooms, mobile applications and teachings through television in 155 districts across 11 States to teach 25 Lakhs children. Earlier, in his role as Senior Vice President of HP’s Global Business Services, he was responsible for developing the company’s shared services strategy and its global operating model. He led a team of 18,000 people spread across 14 global centres and co-located in 58 countries. He joined Hewlett Packard from ANZ Bank’s global back office where he was the Managing Director, responsible for managing a team of over 5,000 in technology and operations. Prior to that, he was Vice-President – Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank Muscat and was part of the leadership group that set up the Bank in India.