Sr. Advisor Restructuring
Over three decades of banking experience with State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest commercial bank, with deep expertise in Business Strategy, Institutional lending, Corporate & Project Finance, Credit Risk, Retail Banking, and HR & Talent management across different markets (India and US)
KEY POSITIONS HELD
Dy. Managing Director – Corporate Development Officer (CDO) Nov 2014 – Oct 2016
Introduced the largest performance management system globally for objectively evaluating performance of ~1,70,000 employees
Introduced state-of-the-art talent management processes and employee career paths, a first among PSBs
Revamped postings policies at SBI, to reduce transfers by >25%, and bring in transparency & objectivity
Undertook several initiatives to improve quality of new hires including a proposal to IBA on hiring of management graduates cadre (in progress), and re-designing selection process of Probationary officers, including website upgrade.
Led the committee for negotiation of non-monetary issues of non-officer cadres in the banking industry level Xth Bipartite settlement from December 2014 to May 2015
Bank’s Director on the Indian Instt. Of Banking & Finance, formed under the aegis of IBA
Controller of the Training system consisting of 47 Training Centres all over the country and 5 Apex Trg Institutes incl. e-learning, strategic tie-ups with Harvard, NIBM, etc.
Controller of Corporate Communications, Public Relations, CSR initiatives, Corporate Services, legal department, security & liaison.
Additional leadership positions
Led SBI’s operations in Karnataka as Chief General Manager, Bangalore Circle 2012 – 2014
Gen Mgr in charge of Bank’s retail operations in Hyderabad & present day Telengana 2011
Executive Vice President and Head of SBI Capital Markets Ltd. in New Delhi 2009 – 2010
Dy Head of Project Finance SBU for funding large Infrastructure & industrial projects 2004-2008
Assistant Vice President of Credit Department in New York, USA 1993 – 1997
ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Chairman of the Whole Bank Credit Committee for sanction of large advances.
Bank ascended to No. 1 position in business in Karnataka, despite 5 other PSBs & our Associate (SBM) headquartered in Bangalore/Manipal.
Established a large industrial projects appraisal cell within Project Finance Special Business Unit in early 2004-08
Established a new format high value credit appraisal cell at N Delhi under BPR for faster turnaround time in 2003
Migrated Jaipur Branch (staff nos. 250) from manual accounting to Bank Master within 2 months of joining in 1998
ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Attended Executive Development Programs on topics of Leadership, Credit, Infrastructure Finance and Marketing at:
Wharton Business School, USA
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow
Others including Euromoney (Mumbai & London), Robert Morris Associates, USA; Queens College, City University of New York, USA; Columbia University and World Bank Institute