Board of Directors
Shri N. S. Srinath B.SC., L.L.B., C.A.I.I.B., DIN: 01493217 Role: Non-Executive (Independent) Part-time Chairman Experience: An ex-Banker having rich experience of over five decades in all facets of Banking Sectorial Representation on the Board: Banking-Human Resources Management (“Majority Sector”)
Shri N. S. Srinath is a graduate in Science & Law, and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He holds certificate in Industrial Finance. He started his career in Banking by joining Canara Bank in the year 1970 and worked in various geographical regions, viz., Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and New Delhi. He was elevated to various cadres between 1970 to April 2006 and worked as General Manager in charge of Personnel wing at its Head Office at Bangalore from May 2006. In Canara Bank, he has served in different locations, worked in various administrative Offices (Head Office and Circle Office) Departments like Development, Internal Control, Recovery, Information Technology, Credit, Operations, HR, etc., besides Banking operations. He was instrumental in implementing ERP solutions in Canara Bank and has deep insight into leveraging technology and optimization of Human Resources Management.
He was appointed as an Executive Director of Bank of Baroda, a whole time Directorship as Government of India Nominee from December 07, 2009, a post which he had held up to his retirement on May 31, 2012. In Bank of Baroda, being Executive Director, besides Board responsibilities, he was in charge of HR, Recovery, SME, Priority Sector Lending, International operations, Retail lending.
He was Chairman on the Boards of Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited and Bank of Baroda Ghana Limited, wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of Baroda till May 31, 2012 and was also on the Board of India Infrastructure Finance Company (UK) Limited from December 01, 2010 till October 31, 2011.
He was also on the Board of Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest (CERSAI), a Section 25 Company registered under the Companies Act, 1956, since its inception till May 31, 2012. He was trustee (Government of India Appointment) in Stressed Assets Stabilization Fund till December 31, 2015. He is on the Board of the Bank since June 29, 2012. He is also an Additional Director of NESL Asset Data Limited. He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since July 23, 2014 and appointed as Non-Executive (Independent) Part-time Chairman for a period of three years with effect from May 27, 2019, and holds 3,463 equity shares in the Bank.
Shri B. Ramesh Babu M. Com., (with specialization in Banking); C.A.I.I.B., Diploma in International Factoring” by Factors Chain International, Netherlands. DIN: 06900325 Role: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Experience: An astute Banker with four decades of all-round experience. Sectorial Representation on the Board: Banking, Human Resources, Payments and settlements systems (“Majority Sector”).
Shri B Ramesh Babu is a Strategic planner with comprehensive managerial acumen, offering varied experience in Banking and excelled in every assignment creating high performance organization through various successful HR initiatives and Relationship Management. He has deeper Analytical skills, Managing Crisis effectively, Strong abilities for goal setting, executing result oriented strategic initiatives even under high stress scenarios and tight timelines. He is a Post Graduate in Commerce from Andhra University, Waltair and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has expertise in “International Factoring” with hands on experience in handling Payment and settlement systems and passed with Distinction “Diploma in International Factoring” conducted by Factors Chain International, Netherlands.
Prior to joining the Bank as MD & CEO, he was Ex-Deputy Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer in State Bank of India and has experience of developing and overseeing the Retail Business and Banking Operations for more than 21,000 retail branches and 1,20,000 other touch points of the Bank (ATMs/ Customer Service Points) successfully. He has extensive experience in redressing pain-points in Customer Service related areas and furthering Financial Inclusion by actively leveraging the services of Business Correspondents in SBI.
He actively involved in Direction setting and Policy formulation by participating in various apex committees of State Bank of India. He has successfully headed the whole business and operations of 1,300 Branches of Chennai Circle of SBI (Branches in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry) for three years with excellent understanding of business dynamics and man management. He has also vast experience as a Director on the Boards of five Associate Banks of SBI and Invitee on to the Boards of Non-Banking Subsidiaries.
He was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for a period of three (3) years from the date of taking charge as approved by Reserve Bank of India. He had taken charge on 29th July 2020 and holds 14,000 equity shares in the Bank.
Dr. V. G. Mohan Prasad M.D., D.M., F.C.C.P., M.I.A.S.L., DIN: 00002802 Role: Non-Executive Independent Director Experience: More than three decades expertise in the Medical Field and having four decades of practical experience in the field of Agriculture Sectorial Representation on the Board: Agriculture (“Majority Sector”)
Dr V G Mohan Prasad, is a Medical Practitioner having more than three decades of excellence in the field of Gastroenterology. He has authored many books and addressed more than 500 National & International Seminars and Conferences on Gastroenterology. He is Guinness Record Holder twice for conducting Hepatitis Awareness programme on World Hepatitis Day 2012. Besides the Medical expertise, he actively engages himself in Agricultural Activities and having rich practical knowledge in the field of Agriculture. He was earlier in the Board of the Bank from July 28, 2003 to July 27, 2011.
He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since June 15, 2014 and holds 1,46,180 equity shares in the Bank
Shri M. K. Venkatesan B.A., (Economics) DIN: 00032235 Role: Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Experience: Four decades of experience in MSME Sector and vast experience in dealing Agri Products & allied Activities Sectorial Representation on the Board: Economics, MSME & Agriculture (“Majority Sector”)
Shri M K Venkatesan is one of the promoters of the Bank. He is an Economics Graduate. He is engaged in the trading of agricultural products/commodities for four decades. He has been dealing in many niche agri products under the brand name of M/s M K V Mundy. He has rich & vast experience in the field of agriculture and allied activities besides MSME sector. He was earlier in Board of the Bank from February 22, 1992 to February 18, 2000 and November 26, 2003 to July 26, 2009.
He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank since December 09, 2014 and holds 7,58,404 equity shares in the Bank.
Shri A. K. Praburaj B.Com., DIN: 07004825 Role: Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Experience: More than three decades of experience in the field of Trade & Commerce Sectorial Representation on the Board: Trade & Commerce (“Minority Sector”)
Shri A K Praburaj is one of the Promoters of the Bank. He is a Commerce Graduate. He is a dealer of Indian Oil Corporation and also has interest in certain finance firms. He has wide knowledge in the field of Trade & Commerce. He was earlier in Board of the Bank from December 04, 1997 to March 07, 2004.
He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank since December 09, 2014 and holds 89,858 equity shares in the Bank.
Smt CA. K. L. Vijayalakshmi B.B.M., F.C.A., DIN: 07116809 Role: Non-Executive Independent Director Experience: More than three decades of expertise in Auditing,Accounting, Taxation, etc., Sectorial Representation on the Board: Commerce & Special Knowledge in Accountancy (“Minority Sector”)
CA K L Vijayalakshmi is a graduate in Business Management from University of Mysore and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is University Topper & also a Gold Medalist during her graduation (B.B.M). She having more than three decades of experience in various Statutory Audits, Bank Branch Audits, Concurrent Audits, Revenue Leakage Audits, Stock Audits, Audit of Public Sector Undertakings, etc., and Branch Audit of Insurance companies and also has rich experience in providing taxation and Project Advisory for SMEs. She is a Partner in M/s Khicha and Prabu Kesavan, Chartered Accountants, Coimbatore since 1995 and has been invited as guest lecturer at various institutions. She is in the Board of the Bank since March 22, 2015.
She is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank from July 21, 2016 and holds 5,207 equity shares in the Bank
Shri M. V. Srinivasamoorthi B.Sc., (Chemistry) DIN: 00694618 Role: Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Experience: More than three decades of experience in Export of Garments Sectorial Representation on the Board: Business-MSME (“Majority Sector”)
Shri M V Srinivasamoorthi is one of the Promoters of the Bank. He is a graduate in Chemistry. He is an exporter of readymade garments and home textiles for more than three decades. He also has the wide knowledge in Small Scale Industry sector.
He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank since August 27, 2015 and holds 18,980 equity shares in the Bank.
Dr. K. S. Ravichandran M.Com., F.C.S., L.L.B., Ph.d., Diploma in Electronics & Radio Communication Engineering, and Diploma in Technology DIN: 00002713 Role: Non-Executive Independent Director Experience: Expert in Company Laws, Securities Laws and FEMA etc., having around three decades experience as practicing Company Secretary and his areas of specialization include governance, Board process, corporate restructuring, and dispute resolution, IPRs, Mergers & Acquisitions and IBC etc., Sectorial Representation on the Board: Law (“Majority Sector”)
Dr K S Ravichandran holds Masters in Commerce, Bachelors in Law, Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Diploma in Electronics and Radio Communication Engineering and Diploma in Technology. He was awarded doctorate from the Department of Management, Alagappa University on Prosecution of Directors under Company Law and Criminal Law in India & UK. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of M/s KSR & Co Company Secretaries LLP.
Specialist in Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Transaction Advisory Services, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and Preparing, filing and arguing Cases before Tribunals such as Company Law Board, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Arbitral Tribunals. He regularly appears before the NCLT, the NCLAT and the IP Appellate Tribunal. Many cases argued by him have been reported in leading law journals. He was one of the longtime members of the Secretarial Standards Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
He was a member of the expert sub-group constituted by MCA to study the Companies Act, 2013 provisions. He is a member of International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights - AIPPI; also a member of INSOL International, a global organization of corporate insolvency professionals, Corporate and Banking Affairs Council of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is nominated as the Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s Southern Regional Council on IBC for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Pondicherry. He is also a Member of the Society of Insolvency Practitioners. He has authored more than 1000 Articles and 9 books and addressed in more than 500 seminars, workshops and conferences.
He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since May 26, 2016 and holds 3,248 equity shares in the Bank.
Shri R. Ramkumar B.C.S., M.B.A (Human Resources) DIN: 00275622 Role: Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Experience: Having more than a decade of experience in Textile Business and also has a business interest in certain finance firms Sectorial Representation on the Board: Business Management, Human Resources (“Minority Sector”)
Shri R Ramkumar hails from the promoter’s family. He has Completed Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Secretaryship (B.C.S.,) from Loyola College, Chennai and Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.,) in Human Resources. He has rich experience in the business of textiles and export of home textiles. He has widely travelled overseas for his export business and also has a business interest in certain finance firms.
He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank since June 25, 2018 and holds 22,34,969 equity shares in the Bank.
Shri K. G. Mohan B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) - IIT Madras Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering. DIN: 08367265 Role: Non-Executive Independent Director. Experience: More than four decades of corporate working experience with large multinationals as well as independent technology professional post retirement. Sectorial Representation on the Board: Information Technology, Business Management (“Majority Sector”).
Shri KG Mohan is a senior Information Technology professional with hands on experience in business management and transformation exercise, strategic deployment and cyber security framework using technology in various business processes to organizations. He mixes sharp business sense and experienced leadership skills with international operating experience in strategic IT Business value delivery.
He is an IIT Madras alumni with a PGDIE from NITIE. He held varied global IT leadership positions at FMCG giant Unilever for 27 years and subsequently at Healthcare leader Johnson & Johnson for 4 years.
At Unilever he held the positions of VP IT, VP IT & CIO for South Asia / Africa and Global VP IT for Networking and Telecommunication. At J&J, he was the VP IT and CIO for Asia Pacific, working out of Singapore.
He was a Member of Asia Pacific Business Board for J&J Medicals and a Member of Global IT Leadership Teams at Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. He has led several business transformation exercises using technology, renegotiated global contracts, set up shared service facilities and developed global IT Teams across countries.
Currently, he is the Managing Partner of ASIMA Consulting LLP providing consulting inputs in the strategic deployment of technology to various organizations. He is also a Partner with Social Venture Partner Philanthropy Foundation and works for enhancing livelihood for the under privileged.
- Transforming business by leveraging appropriate technology
- Developing IT Strategy and implementation roadmap
- Conceiving and setting up shared business processes and technology capabilities
- Partnering with CXOs to innovate business solutions
- Evaluating IT capabilities for due diligence in M&As
- Mentoring technology teams to enhance their impact.
He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since February 01, 2020 and holds 2,500 equity shares in the Bank
Dr. Harshavardhan Raghunath B.E., (Mechanical Engineering), M.B.A., - IIM Kolkata, M.S. (Quantitative Finance), Ph.D., (Business Economics & Strategy). DIN: 01675460 Role: Non-Executive Independent Director Experience: More than two decades of experience in Management Consultancy. Sectorial Representation on the Board: Strategic Planning & Risk Management, Business Management, Payments and settlements systems (“Majority Sector”).
Dr Harshavardhan Raghunath is an Independent business advisor. He was Senior Advisor to leading international management consulting firm Bain & Company and led its financial services practice in India. He joined Bain in 2010 after spending over 14 years with other international consulting firms including the Boston Consulting Group and Arthur Andersen. He has also worked in the Banking industry for about 2 years as an analyst and trader. He has worked primarily in the financial services - Banking - retail and corporate, private banking and wealth management, insurance, asset management, etc., - where he has advised top management of companies in India, North America, Europe, South East Asia and Greater China, on issues of strategy, operations, organisation, risk management, etc. He has hands on experience in management consultancy and his key works include the areas of corporate finance, valuations, Banking/financial services operations viz; process reengineering, cost rationalisation, Business management and payment & settlement systems, etc., private equity and strategic investors, strategic due diligence, etc. He is also Board member of National Commodity Clearing Limited which is responsible for clearing and settlement services of all trades executed on the exchange and provide transparent riskmanagement platform for the collective benefit of the agri-ecosystem.
He is actively involved in policy making related to financial services in India and was a member of the Banking Working Group of the Financial Services Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) set up by the Government of India as well as the Dr. P J Nayak Committee on Governance in Banking set up by the RBI. He chaired the committee appointed by the RBI in 2019 to review securitization for housing finance. He has served on CII National Committees for Private Equity, Regulatory Affairs and Commodity Markets. He regularly contributes articles and is quoted frequently in business media on important sector issues.
He is a frequently invited speaker at conferences organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the Indian Banks Association (IBA), Indian Merchants Chambers, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), etc., as well as in business schools. He regularly contributes to articles in academic and business journals.
He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from VNIT Nagpur followed by an MBA from IIM Kolkata, and an MS in Quantitative Finance and PhD in Business Economics & Strategy from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland USA.
He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since July 30, 2020 and holds 2,500 equity shares in the Bank.