Board of Directors

Shri N. S. Srinath

Shri N. S. Srinath DIN: 01493217 Non-Executive Independent (Part-time) Chairman

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 a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank since June 29, 2012. RBI accorded their approval for appointment of Shri N S Srinath as Non-Executive Part-time Chairman of the Bank for a period of three years with effect from May 27, 2019. He is representing Majority Sector “Banking - HRM” on the Board.

Shri B Ramesh Babu

Shri B. Ramesh Babu DIN: 06900325 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Shri B Ramesh Babu is an astute Banker with 40 years of all-round experience in wide range of Commercial Banking, Financial and Non-Banking services to Retail, MSME, Corporate, Institutional, Stressed Assets Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Asset Liability Management, Human Resources Management, Investment Operations, Trade Finance and Agricultural customers in different geographies in India and abroad (SBI, Chicago branch as Vice President). 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 expertise in “International Factoring” and passed with Distinction “Diploma in International Factoring” conducted by Factors Chain International, Netherlands. He has also vast experience as a Director on the Boards of five Associate Banks of SBI with sizeable loan books and Invitee on to the Boards of Non-Banking Subsidiaries. He was one of the permanent invitee to the State Bank of India’s Central Board, highest policy making body of the Bank and Board level committees.

He is a Strategic planner with comprehensive managerial acumen, offering varied experience in Banking and excelled in every assignment creating high performance organisation 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 was co-opted as an Additional Director in the Board Meeting held on 20th July 2020 and appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for a period of 3 (three) years from the date of taking charge, on the terms and conditions approved by Reserve Bank of India. He had taken charge on 29th July 2020. He is representing Majority Sector “Banking” on the Board.

Dr. V. G. Mohan Prasad

Dr. V. G. Mohan Prasad DIN: 00002802 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr V G Mohan Prasad, is a Medical Practitioner and also engaged in Agriculture. He is an M.D., D.M., F.C.C.P., M.I.A.S.L. He has practical experience in the field of Agriculture. He was on the Board of the Bank from 28.07.2003 till 27.07.2011. He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank. He is representing Majority Sector “Agriculture” on the Board.

Shri M. K. Venkatesan

Shri M. K. Venkatesan DIN: 00032235 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Shri M K Venkatesan, is an Economics graduate. M K Venkatesan is one of the promoters of the Bank. He is engaged in the trading of agricultural products/ Commodities since 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 co-opted as an Additional Director of the Bank on December 09, 2014 and was elected as a Director at the 96th AGM held on July 22, 2015. He held two terms earlier as a Director 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. He is representing "Majority Sector - Economics, MSME & Agriculture" on the board.

Shri A. K. Praburaj

Shri A. K. Praburaj DIN: 07004825 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Shri A K Praburaj, is a Commerce graduate and is one of the Promoters of the Bank. He was a Director of the Bank during the period from 04.12.1997 to 07.03.2004. He is a dealer in Indian Oil Corporation and has interest in certain finance firms. He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank. He is representing Minority Sector “Trade & Commerce” on the Board.

Smt CA. K. L. Vijayalakshmi

Smt CA. K. L. Vijayalakshmi DIN: 07116809 Non-Executive Independent Director

Smt 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. In her graduation (BBM) she is a University Topper & also a Gold Medalist. She is a Partner in M/s Khicha and Prabu Kesavan, Chartered Accountants, Coimbatore since 1995. She has more than 29 years 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. She also has rich experience in providing taxation and Project Advisory for SMEs. She is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank. She is representing Minority Sector “Commerce & Special Knowledge - Accountancy” on the Board.

Shri M. V. Srinivasamoorthi

Shri M. V. Srinivasamoorthi DIN: 00694618 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Shri M V Srinivasamoorthi, is a graduate in Chemistry. He is an exporter of readymade garments and home textiles for the past 19 years. He is one of the Promoters of the Bank. He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Bank. He is representing Majority Sector “Business - MSME” on the Board.

Dr. K. S. Ravichandran

Dr. K. S. Ravichandran DIN: 00002713 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr K S Ravichandran, holds Masters in Commerce, a Bachelor in Law, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a Diploma in Electronics and Radio Communication Engineering and a Diploma in Technology. He had served the Indian Air Force for over 9 years specializing in Russian Radar Systems. He was awarded a 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.

He specializes in Corporate Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Intellectual Property Rights and Arbitrations and appears regularly before various Tribunals, Appellate Tribunals, Regulators and Adjudicating Authorities. Many cases argued by him have been reported in leading law journals. He was one of the longtime member of the Secretarial Standards Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and currently he is a member of the core group formed by ICSI on NCLT / NCLAT matters.

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 and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. He is the Co-Chairman of the Karnataka Council of ASSOCHAM. He has authored more than 500 Articles and 7 books, the latest being the third edition of his book titled “A Treatise on Contraventions under Corporate Laws’’ and the second edition of his another book with the title “Related Party Transactions”. He has addressed in more than 300 seminars, webinars and conferences. He is a Non - Executive Independent Director of the Bank, representing Majority Sector “Law” on the Board.

Shri R. Ramkumar

Shri R. Ramkumar DIN: 00275622 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Shri R. Ramkumar, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Secretaryship (B.C.S.,) from Loyola College, Chennai and Masters in Business Administration in Human Resources. He has rich experience in the business of textiles and export of home textiles. He widely travelled overseas on his export business and had more than 13 years of experience in the textiles business and also has a business interest in certain finance firms. He hails from the promoter’s family. He is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director representing Minority Sector “Business and Finance” on the Board of the Bank.

Shri K G Mohan

Shri K. G. Mohan DIN: 08367265 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shri KG Mohan is a senior Information Technology professional having around 4 decades of corporate experience working with large multinational corporations as well as independent technology professional post retirement. He mixes sharp business sense and experienced leadership skills with international operating experience in strategic IT Business value delivery.

He's an IIT Madras alumni with a PGDIE from NITIE. KG Mohan 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 KG Mohan 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.

Expertise includes
• 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.

Shri KG Mohan is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the bank, representing Majority Sector “Information Technology” on the Board of the Bank.

Dr. Harshavardhan Raghunath

Dr. Harshavardhan Raghunath DIN: 01675460 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Harshavardhan Raghunath is an Independent business advisor. He was a 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 worked extensively on the issues of corporate finance including mergers and acquisitions, alliance structuring and negotiations, valuations, review of major investment decisions for private equity and strategic investors, strategic due diligence, etc.
Dr. Harshavardhan 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 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.

Dr. Harshavardhan 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, representing Majority Sector “Strategic Planning & Risk Management” on the Board of the Bank.

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