our Leaders

Our Leaders

  • Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara

    Chairman, State Bank Group

     
 

stories of our leaders

 
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      MD (Global Banking & Subsidiaries)

       
    • Shri Arijit Basu

      MD (Commercial Client Group)

       
    • Shri C. S. Setty

      MD (R&DB)

       
    • Shri Ashwani Bhatia

      MD(IT&SARG)

       
 
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    Shri Chalasani Venkat Nageswar

    Dy. Managing Director, (International-Banking Group)

    Shri Venkat has over 32 years' experience covering different aspects of banking and currently oversees the treasury portfolio of India's largest bank, with significant exposure to various market segments including FX

    Shri Chalasani Venkat Nageswar

    Dy. Managing Director, (International-Banking Group)

    Shri Venkat has over 32 years' experience covering different aspects of banking and currently oversees the treasury portfolio of India's largest bank, with significant exposure to various market segments including FX, money markets, equities and investments. He has worked in various positions both in India and abroad, including postings in Bahrain, Bangalore and most recently Hong Kong, where he held the role of Regional Head (East Asia).
    Shri Venkat is a director on the boards of several companies and industry associations, has been a part of various RBI committees, and appears in print.

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    Shri Sujit Kumar Varma

    Dy. Managing Director (Corporate Account Group)

    Shri Sujit Kumar Varma joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987 and has held various important assignments in the Bank. Shri Varma is currently posted as Dy. Managing Director (Corporate Account Group) since June, 2018 and is in charge of the Advances Portfolio of all the top rated large corporate accounts.

    Shri Sujit Kumar Varma

    Dy. Managing Director (Corporate Account Group)

    Shri Sujit Kumar Varma joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987 and has held various important assignments in the Bank. Shri Varma is currently posted as Dy. Managing Director (Corporate Account Group) since June, 2018 and is in charge of the Advances Portfolio of all the top rated large corporate accounts. Prior to this, he was in charge of the International Operations of the Bank across 207 overseas offices in 35 countries. The International operation of SBI has a balance sheet size of USD 60 billion. He is a career banker and has rich experience in almost all the functional area of banking inter alia Corporate & International Banking, Credit Administration and Branch Management, Retail Banking etc. He was the Chief Executive Officer of New York branch from 2009 to 2013, where he was credited with significantly scaling up and broad basing the Bank's business. From June 2013 to July, 2015, Shri Varma held the position of General Manager (Mid-Corporate), Mumbai Region. In this role, Shri Varma was overseeing a very large and diverse credit portfolio of INR 250 Billion. Shri Varma was also on deputation to the Department of Financial services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India from 2004-2009 as OSD.

    With more than three decades of experience in multiple and varied challenging assignments, ShriVarma has been able to bring in banking vision, professional expertise, strategic direction, in his role as Director on the boards of overseas subsidiaries viz Nepal SBI Bank Ltd, SBI Maurutius Ltd, Commercial Indo bank LLC, Moscow, SBI Canada Bank, Canada & President Commissioner, Bank SBI Indonesia PT.

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    Shri Sanjeev Nautiyal

    DMD (FI&MM)

    Shri Sanjeev Nautiyal started his career as a Probationary Officer (85 Batch) in the Bank in Lucknow Circle

    Shri Sanjeev Nautiyal

    DMD (FI&MM)

    Shri Sanjeev Nautiyal started his career as a Probationary Officer (85 Batch) in the Bank in Lucknow Circle. After acquiring his Bachelor of Arts, he took a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lucknow University. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (C.A.I.I.B).

    In his career of 35 years, he has held various assignments in fields like Credit, Human Resources, International Banking and Retail Business. He was CEO, Full Commercial Branch, Bahrain and then Regional Head of the Middle East Operations. He was Chief General Manager of the Bank’s business and operations in the State of Gujarat, spanning 1300 Branches. Shri Nautiyal was Managing Director & CEO, SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd., (a Listed Entity) for more than 2 years.

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    Shri Dhananjaya Tambe

    Dy. Managing Director & Chief Information Officer

    Shri Dhananjaya Tambe started his career in 1985 as a Probationary Officer in Corporation Bank in Mangalore, where he was posted in the Agriculture and Rural Development Dept. in the Head Office of the Bank.

    Shri Dhananjaya Tambe

    Dy. Managing Director & Chief Information Officer

    Shri Dhananjaya Tambe started his career in 1985 as a Probationary Officer in Corporation Bank in Mangalore, where he was posted in the Agriculture and Rural Development Dept. in the Head Office of the Bank. In 1986 he joined the Central Bank of India as a Probationary Officer and served in their Pune City, Sarole and Itwari (Nagpur) branches.

    He joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987 in the Ahmedabad Circle of the Bank. After serving in the Baroda Main branch of the Bank for five years in various divisions, such as Personal Banking, International Banking and Small & Medium Enterprises Banking, he was transferred as Accountant at GACL Ranoli branch of the Bank for one year.

    Thereafter, he served in the Human Resources Department of the Bank's Local Head Office in Ahmedabad, where he was instrumental in introducing the concept of computer-based Human Resources Management System, and codifying the Bank's instructions related to human resources.

    Shri Tambe served as the Branch Manager of Chavaj GNVFC Complex branch near Bharuch in Gujarat from 1999 to 2001, and during his tenure the branch was computerized and also won the Best Customer Service award. For the outstanding work done in Chavaj GNVFC Complex branch, he was elected to the Chairman's Club of the Bank. During his tenure in this branch, he introduced the concept of centralised processing of retail loans on automated platforms.

    In 2001, he was posted to the Bank's New York branch as Vice President (Deposits and Remittances). During his tenure at New York branch, he was instrumental in upgrading the policies and procedures of the branch, especially those related to BSA/AML. ACH as a mode of remittance was introduced during his time. He developed a computer program for handling redemption of India Millennium Deposits in December 2005, to ensure that the process is fully compliant with the U.S. regulations.

    Upon his return to India in 2006, he was posted as the Regional Manager of Surat region in Gujarat, and had 45 branches under his control. He was instrumental in expanding the presence of the Bank in Surat, by adding 14 new branches in 2007.

    In 2008, he was transferred to the Bhopal Circle of the Bank as the Circle Development Officer and contributed to the strengthening of the Human Resources Management System, and the fixed assets inventory management system of the Bank.

    In 2009, Shri Tambe was posted to the Global IT Centre of the Bank for leading the Integrated Payment Hub Project. In 2011, he became the Dy. General Manager of Internet Banking Department, and during his tenure, many new functionalities were added to the Internet Banking services. He introduced certain features in Internet Banking which ensured that the Bank was able to achieve a zero-fraud status in Internet Banking since July 2012. He was also instrumental in setting up of a Dedicated Accounting Unit for Internet Banking transactions, so that transactions with third parties are properly reconciled.

    He served as General Manager (IT-Infrastructure) from 2013 to 2014, and was instrumental in introducing wireless connectivity for the Bank's branches.

    In 2014, he was appointed as General Manager of Network-1 in the Kolkata Circle of the Bank and was responsible for the business operations of the Bank in the city of Kolkata and the districts of North 24 Paraganas, Nadia and Murshidabad.

    In 2015, Shri Tambe was elevated to the rank of Chief General Manager, and was posted as Chief General Manager (IT-Operations) of the Bank at the Global IT Centre at Belapur. His vertical handled, among others, Financial Inclusion and Government Payment Schemes, the back-office operations of Core Banking System, Pension Payment System, the Complaint Management System, the User Acceptance Testing, management of Human Resources of IT Department, Human Resources Management System, the physical infrastructure of the IT Department, and the Reconciliation and Settlement Systems. From August 2016 till April 2018, Shri Tambe was Chief General Manager (IT-Transformation, Collaboration and Marketing) and is responsible for the Innovations, Social Media, Project Management, marketing of I.T. products, etc. Since May 2018, he has been elevated to Dy. Managing Director & Chief Information Officer.

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    Shri T. Keshav Kumar

    Deputy Managing Director, Commercial Credit Group - II (North & South)

    Shri Keshav Kumar started his career with State Bank of Travancore as Probationary Officer in 1984.

    Shri T. Keshav Kumar

    Deputy Managing Director, Commercial Credit Group - II (North & South)

    Shri T. Keshav Kumar started his career with State Bank of Travancore as Probationary Officer in 1984.During his career of more than 35 years in the Bank, he has worked in various geographical locations in India. He has varied experience in diverse areas like Retail, International Banking and Commercial Credit. Before his current appointment as the Deputy Managing Director, Commercial Credit Group - II (North & South), he was the Chief General Manager, Stressed Assets Management Group.

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    Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary

    Deputy Managing Director , Corporate Centre, Mumbai

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

    Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary

    Deputy Managing Director , Corporate Centre, Mumbai

    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 Sandeep Tewari

    Dy. Managing Director (Internal Audit Department) Corporate Centre, Hyderabad

    Shri Sandeep Tewari started his career with State Bank of India in 1984 from North-East Circle as a Probationary Officer. During his 34-year tenure in various states of India. He has wide –ranging experience in Commercial and International banking.

    Shri Sandeep Tewari

    Dy. Managing Director (Internal Audit Department) Corporate Centre, Hyderabad

    Shri Sandeep Tewari started his career with State Bank of India in 1984 from North-East Circle as a Probationary Officer. During his 34-year tenure in various states of India. He has wide –ranging experience in Commercial and International banking. Some of his previous assignment include Regional Head and Chief Executive Officer of SBI in Japan. Before his current appointment as Deputy Managing Director, Internal Audit, Hyderabad, he was He was also posted as Chief General Manager of Patna 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 Swaminathan Janakiraman

    Deputy Managing Director (Finance)

    Shri Swaminathan started his career as a Probationary Officer of 1988 batch.

    Shri Swaminathan Janakiraman

    Deputy Managing Director (Finance)

    Shri Swaminathan started his career as a Probationary Officer of 1988 batch. During his career of more than 31 years in the bank, he has worked in various geographical locations in India and abroad. He also has varied experience in diverse areas like Global Trade Services, International Banking Group, MCG among others. He has worked as Vice President & Head(Trade) in New York. Before his current as Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) and Chief Digital Officer, he was the Chief General Manager, Hyderabad Circle

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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

    DMD (S & CDtO)

    Shri Ravindra Pandey, Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer, State Bank of India

    Shri Ravindra Pandey

    DMD (S & CDtO)

    Shri Ravindra Pandey, Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer, State Bank of India, is a career banker with extensive knowledge and leadership experience in Digital Transformation, Digital Banking, Payment Solutions, Retail, Corporate and International Banking, during his career spanning more than 3 decades.

    In his current assignment, as the DMD (S) & CDtO of the SBI, he oversees Digital Transformation, Digital & Transaction Banking, Government Business, Digital India, Strategic Initiatives, Marketing & Communication, including social media & brand equity management etc. Sh. Ravindra Pandey is primarily responsible for spearheading the entire gamut of Digital Transformation and technology driven digital and key strategic business initiatives having a deep and lasting impact on the bank’s future market competitiveness.

    Previous Assignments:

    Sh. Ravindra Pandey was the Chief General Manager of SBI Jaipur Circle and was responsible for handling and monitoring Business Operations of approx. 1500 Branches, spanning the entire state of Rajasthan, with a business portfolio mix of nearly INR 2 lakh crs.

    He was also heading the payment solutions and special projects of the Bank as CGM (P&SP) and spearheaded a number of key initiatives like FASTag (electronic toll collection) and NCMC Cards (One Nation-One Card), etc.

    Prior to that, during his tenure as a General Manager (MAB), SBI became the largest merchant acquirer of the country. His international experience includes CEO, SBI, Paris (France) operations.

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    Shri S. Salee

    DMD (SARG)

    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 (SARG)

    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(HR) & Corporate Development Officer, Corporate Centre, Mumbai

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

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh

    Deputy Managing Director(HR) & Corporate Development Officer, Corporate Centre, Mumbai

    Shri Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh is presently holding the position of Deputy Managing Director (HR) & CDO 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 (CCG-I)

    Shri Prabodh Parikh - Dy. Managing Director (CCG-1) joined in 1985 as Probationary Officer, is presently heading the Commercial Clients Group – 1 (East & West)

    Shri Prabodh Parikh

    DMD (CCG-I)

    Shri Prabodh Parikh - Dy. Managing Director (CCG-1) joined in 1985 as Probationary Officer, is presently heading the Commercial Clients Group – 1 (East & West). In his previous assignment, Mr. Parikh was heading Project Finance & Structuring Business Unit as Chief General Manager. He also served as General Manager, Nework-1, Local Head Office, Hyderabad and as General Manager Wholesale Banking International Banking Group dealing in wholesale credit division of the 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 & Chief Operating Officer

    Smt. Saloni Narayan joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1988 and assumed the charge as Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) in June 2020.

    Smt. Saloni Narayan

    Dy. Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

    Smt. Saloni Narayan joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in the year 1988 and assumed the charge as Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) in 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 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.