our Leaders

Our Leaders

  • Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara

    Chairman, State Bank Group

 

stories of our leaders

 
    • Shri C. S. Setty

      MD (R&DB)

       
    • Shri Ashwani Bhatia

      MD(Corporate Banking & Global Markets)

       
    • Shri Swaminathan Janakiraman

      MD(R, C & SARG)

    • Shri Ashwini Kumar Tewari

      MD(IB, T & S)

       
 
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    Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary

    Deputy Managing Director (Finance)

    Shri Choudhary started his career with SBI as a probationary officer of 1987 batch.

    Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary

    Deputy Managing Director (Finance)

    Shri Choudhary started his career with SBI as a probationary officer of 1987 batch. During the 32 years of his service with the bank, he has served in various geographical locations spread across circles. Some of his previous assignments include GM, Network I, Ahmedabad, DGM, B&O, Delhi and DGM & CDO, LHO, North East Circle. Before his current appointment as the Deputy Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer he was the Chief General Manager, Delhi Circle.

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    Shri Soma Sankara Prasad

    Deputy Managing Director, Compliance, Corporate Centre Mumbai

    Shri Prasad started his career with SBI as a Probationary Officer of 1985 batch.

    Shri Soma Sankara Prasad

    Deputy Managing Director, Compliance, Corporate Centre Mumbai

    Shri Prasad started his career with SBI as a Probationary Officer of 1985 batch. During his career of more than 34 years in the Bank, he has worked in various geographical locations in India and abroad. He has varied experience in diverse areas like Retail, International Banking and Credit. Before his current appointment as the Deputy Managing Director Compliance he was the Country Head, Singapore Operations.

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    Shri Natarajan Sundar

    Deputy Managing Director & Chief Credit Officer

    Shri.Sundar started his career in the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1985 and joined at Ahmedabad Circle.

    Shri Natarajan Sundar

    Deputy Managing Director & Chief Credit Officer

    Shri.Sundar started his career in the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1985 and joined at Ahmedabad Circle. With a rich experience of more than 35 years, he has worked at different centers in Ahmedabad Circle and also abroad at our Los Angeles Agency as an India Based Trainee Officer. He has held senior positions in CAG, both as DGM & RM and General Manager, after which he worked as CGM, PFSBU. In June 2018, he was identified to set up the Credit Review Department(CRD), as new initiative of the Bank, to risk categerise the credit proposals before they are considered for sanction by the Credit Committees/ECCB. This initiaive of the Bank was well received and widely appreciated. After studying the methodology being adopted by us, DFS has advised all other PSBs to introduce the same concept for evaluation of micro risks in credit proposals of their Banks. Presently, he is posted as Dy.Managing Director & Chief Credit Officer. As DMD & CCO of the Bank, he is heading the highest Credit Comitte of the Bank. His interests include reading, music, sports and solving crossword and jumbles.

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    Shri Sastry S. Venkataramana

    DMD (Global Markets)

    Shri Sadhu Venkataramana Sastry, a graduate in Science from Government College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer on 01st October, 1985.

    Shri Sastry S. Venkataramana

    DMD (Global Markets)

    Shri Sadhu Venkataramana Sastry, a graduate in Science from Government College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer on 01st October, 1985.

    Shri Sastry has held various assignments in the Bank both in India and abroad during his career spanning 34 years.

    After his initial banking stint in the North East at various Branches including as Branch Manager, he worked as a forex dealer between 1996 and 2003 in Mumbai.

    He held the position of Chief Dealer at SBI Frankfurt and Chief Dealer at SBI London between 2003 and 2008.

    As Deputy General Manager (Treasury & Investment) at the Bank’s Corporate Office in Mumbai, he was overseeing treasury operations of overseas offices between 2008 and 2011.

    As General Manager (Network II) in Ahmedabad Circle he was leading retail operations of around 400 branches. As General Manager (Forex) at the Banks’ Corporate Office in Mumbai he was overseeing the forex operations of domestic offices.

    Subsequent to his promotion as Chief General Manager, he was heading SBI DFHI Limited (a Standalone Primary Dealer) as MD & CEO from November, 2017 till May, 2020.

    Presently he is Deputy Managing Director (Global Markets) in State Bank of India, Mumbai.

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    Shri Ravindra Pandey

    Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer

    Shri Ravindra Pandey, a post graduate in Chemistry, joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1985.

    Shri Ravindra Pandey

    Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer

    Shri Ravindra Pandey, a post graduate in Chemistry, joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1985.

    Shri Pandey has held various assignments in the Bank, both India as well as abroad in his career spanning 36 years.

    He has extensive knowledge and leadership experience in Digital Transformation, Digital Banking, Payment Solutions, Retail, Corporate and International Banking.

    In his current assignment, as the Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer of the Bank, he is leading the entire IT Ecosystem of the Bank including running of the Bank’s Core Banking System, Digital Channels as well as more than 400+ applications. He is further making the Bank future proof by implementing emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotics, Blockchain etc.

    Shri Pandey has held the post of DMD (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer of the Bank and has headed the Bank’s Jaipur Circle in his previous assignments. His international experience includes CEO, SBI Paris (France) operations.

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    Shri S. Salee

    DMD (AGRI, SME & FI)

    Mr. S. Salee, a post graduate in Applied Electronics, started his banking career in the year 1987 when he joined India’s largest Public sector Bank, State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer.

    Shri S. Salee

    DMD (AGRI, SME & FI)

    Mr. S. Salee, a post graduate in Applied Electronics, started his banking career in the year 1987 when he joined India’s largest Public sector Bank, State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer.

    In a career span of more than 33 years, Shri Salee has handled various assignments, mostly in the Corporate A/c Group, handling large Corporates including the disparate groups of Reliance (Mukesh Group) and Essar Group. He also had two assignments in the International Banking group of SBI, first at New York, USA and later heading the Australian Operations based at Sydney. He has also had a retail stint managing the branches of Rajasthan & Western Uttar Pradesh for the bank and was involved in the merging of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur with SBI.

    Presently he is the Dy. Managing Director (Stressed Assets Resolution Group) located at the Bank’s Corporate Centre in Mumbai.

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    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh

    Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh is presently holding the position of Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer with heading various Departments at the Corporate Centre, Mumbai.

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh

    Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh is presently holding the position of Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer with heading various Departments at the Corporate Centre, Mumbai. Shri Singh joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer on 1st August 1991 and his journey of 29 years, serving at various positions at different geographical locations in the Bank is exemplary.

    He handled important assignments in various capacities in Retail Banking, Credit, Human Resources & International Banking. Before taking over the current assignment at the Corporate Centre, he was the Chief General Manager at Chandigarh Circle and prior to that, he was heading operations of the Bank in Germany as CEO of Frankfurt Branch.

    He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and holds an MBA (PGEMP) from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He has also attended Leadership Development Programme at Harvard Business School and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

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    Shri Prabodh Parikh

    DMD & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr Prabodh Parikh – Dy. Managing Director & COO joined in 1985 as Probationary Officer, is presently overseeing the functioning of the Operations Department in Retail & Digital Banking Vertical and Customer Service and Branch Redesign Department of SBI.

    Shri Prabodh Parikh

    DMD & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr Prabodh Parikh – Dy. Managing Director & COO joined in 1985 as Probationary Officer, is presently overseeing the functioning of the Operations Department in Retail & Digital Banking Vertical and Customer Service and Branch Redesign Department of SBI.

    In his previous assignment, Mr Parikh was heading the Commercial Clients Group – 1 (East & West). He also headed Project Finance & Structuring Business Unit as Chief General Manager. Prior to this he served as General Manager, Network – 1, Local Head Office, Hyderabad and as General Manager Wholesale Banking International Banking Group. Apart from various other assignments in SBI, Mr Parikh also worked as Vice President & Head (Credit) at SBI New York Branch.

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    Shri S Srinivasa Rao

    DMD (CRO)

    Mr. Srinivasa Rao is holding the position of Dy Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer (DMD & CRO) at State Bank of India. He joined State Bank of India in 1990, as Probationary Officer.

    Shri S Srinivasa Rao

    DMD (CRO)

    Mr. Srinivasa Rao is holding the position of Dy Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer (DMD & CRO) at State Bank of India. He joined State Bank of India in 1990, as Probationary Officer. He has worked in various areas viz. Risk, Credit and in Subsidiaries etc. during his tenure with the bank.

    Mr Srinivasa Rao is Master of Science (Chemistry) and is Chartered Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Professional Risk Manager (PRM). He has also received Certificate in Risk and Financial Services from CISI London.

    Prior to his elevation to the position of DMD. Mr Srinivasa Rao headed Risk Management Deptt at Corporate Centre, Mumbai. He was responsible for Managing Risk Management aspect of the Bank covering Credit, Market, Operational and Pillar II risks. He has been instrumental in developing a robust Risk Culture and skills in SBI through awareness and Trainings. He is a member of the Board of IACPM, New York.

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    Smt. Saloni Narayan

    Dy. Managing Director (Retail Business)

    Smt. Saloni Narayan joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1988 and assumed the charge as Deputy Managing Director (Retail Business) on 23.11.2020. Prior to this, she was Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) from June 2020.

    Smt. Saloni Narayan

    Dy. Managing Director (Retail Business)

    Smt. Saloni Narayan joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1988 and assumed the charge as Deputy Managing Director (Retail Business) on 23.11.2020. Prior to this, she was Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) from June 2020.

    She is looking after the various Business Units in Retail & Digital Banking Vertical, such as Personal Banking, Real Estate & Housing, SME and Wealth Management. Besides, she also oversees the functioning of Credit Monitoring and Customer Value Enhancement Departments. In the earlier assignment as DMD (COO), in addition to the above areas, she handled Operations Department in Retail & Digital Banking Vertical.

    She has a rich experience of 32 years in multiple areas of Banking and has served at different centres in the country. After serving in various capacities in Patna Circle, she took over as DGM in SME Department at Corporate Centre. Subsequently, she became GM (Network II) in Mumbai Circle. Before her elevation to the grade of Deputy Managing Director, she was serving as Chief General Manager in Lucknow Circle.

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    Shri Sanjay D Naik

    DMD (International Banking Group)

    Mr. Sanjay D Naik joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987 and has held various important assignment in the Bank. He is a Graduate in Science and holds an MBA degree.

    Shri Sanjay D Naik

    DMD (International Banking Group)

    Mr. Sanjay D Naik joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987 and has held various important assignment in the Bank. He is a Graduate in Science and holds an MBA degree.

    Mr. Naik is Deputy Managing Director, is currently in charge of the International Banking Group of State Bank of India (‘the Bank’). The International Banking Group comprises international operations of the Bank which are spread across 232 offices in 32 countries with a business portfolio of more than USD 60 bn and a staff complement exceeding 3000.

    A career banker with experience of over 34 years, Mr. Naik has held various positions across a wide range of domains including Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, and International Banking. He has worked in various positions both in India and abroad. He is also a member of the Bank’s apex Credit Committee and other committees responsible for governance of the Bank. Mr. Naik is a director on the boards of Bank’s overseas subsidiaries.

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    Shri. R Viswanathan

    Dy Managing Director (Internal Audit)

    Shri. R Viswanathan has over 34 years of banking experience, having started his career as a Probationary Officer with State Bank of India in 1987. He has held various positions both in India and overseas, across multiple functions, gaining wide exposure in Commercial and Investment Banking.

    Shri. R Viswanathan

    Dy Managing Director (Internal Audit)

    Shri. R Viswanathan has over 34 years of banking experience, having started his career as a Probationary Officer with State Bank of India in 1987. He has held various positions both in India and overseas, across multiple functions, gaining wide exposure in Commercial and Investment Banking.

    Prior to assuming charge as Dy Managing Director (Internal Audit) with effect from 1st July 2021, his roles included President & COO and Wholetime Director, SBI Capital Markets Ltd including Nominee Director in SBICAP Securities Ltd, SBICAP Ventures Ltd & SBICAP Trustee Co Ltd (from May ‘20 to June ‘21), Chief General Manager, Commercial Clients Group - South, SBI, Corporate Centre, Mumbai (Sep’18-May’20), CEO at SBI, New York (2013-18), and Regional Head, SBICAP, Bangalore (Oct’10-Mar’13).

    During the period 1987 to 2010, he had held assignments spanning various facets of Consumer Banking and Credit Management such as Regional Manager (of a Network of Branches in National Banking Group), Head of Credit Processing Cell (Mid Corporate Group), Division Manager (Credit), Branch Head, apart from a stint in SBI Tokyo (1994-96).

    He is a Post-Graduate in Mathematics and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers; he has also attended Executive Development Programs in IIM Lucknow, ISB Hyderabad and Harvard Business School, Boston.

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    Shri Om Prakash Mishra

    DMD (HR) &CDO

    Shri Om Prakash Mishra, a Post Graduate in Economics, joined State Bank of India on 2nd February 1987 in Patna Circle as a Probationary Officer.

    Shri Om Prakash Mishra

    DMD (HR) &CDO

    Shri Om Prakash Mishra, a Post Graduate in Economics, joined State Bank of India on 2nd February 1987 in Patna Circle as a Probationary Officer.

    In a career span of 34 years, Shri Mishra has served at various positions in different geographical locations, which includes inter alia Regional Manager at RBO, Muzaffarpur, DGM (B&O), at Bilaspur and Lucknow, Network General Manager in Guwahati and Delhi Circles, before being elevated as Chief General Manager and posted at Hyderabad Circle.

    Shri Mishra is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and has also done a certification program in Commercial Credit (CICC) conducted by Moody’s.

    Presently he is holding the position of Deputy Managing Director (HR) & CDO.

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    Shri Balakrishna Raghavendra Rao

    DMD (Corporate Account Group)

    Mr. B Raghavendra Rao is currently posted as Deputy Managing Director (Corporate Accounts Group) at State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Mumbai

    Shri Balakrishna Raghavendra Rao

    DMD (Corporate Account Group)

    Mr. B Raghavendra Rao is currently posted as Deputy Managing Director (Corporate Accounts Group) at State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Mumbai. At present, he is the vertical head of CAG, having asset base of Rs. 3.63 lacs crores.

    CAG caters to the top-rated corporate accounts of the country with credit rating of AA and above.

    Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Rao was in charge of Treasury operations of the Bank and held the office of CGM (Global Markets).

    Apart from Credit and Treasury, Mr. Rao has a rich experience in International Banking Operations.

    Mr. Rao was the CEO of SBI London during 2015-2019.

    Mr. Rao joined in State Bank of India as Probationary Officer in 1990 and has worked extensively for the past 31 years in major banking verticals like Credit, Treasury, International Banking and Retail Banking, including Overseas assignments at SBI London, SBI Frankfurt and SBI Maldives.

    Mr. Rao holds a Post Graduate degree in Instrumentation Engineering. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has also done a certification program in Risk Management conducted by ACAMS.