Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairman of State Bank of India and Head of State Bank Group

Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) and is also the head of the entire State Bank Group. Earlier she was MD & CFO of SBI. Prior to this, she was MD & CEO of SBI Capital Markets Ltd. from 21st August, 2012 to 2nd August, 2013.

Before her assignment in SBICAP, she was Deputy Managing Director and Corporate Development Officer of SBI. She joined the Bank in the year 1977 and since then has held various assignments spanning Credit, Forex, Treasury and Retail Operations. She has also had a stint in the Bank’s New York office where she was in charge of monitoring branch performance, overseeing External Audit and Correspondent Relations. In her extensive service in the Bank she has had the opportunity of working in Metro, Urban and Rural areas, crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country. She has handled large Corporate Credit as well as initiatives like Financial Inclusion and financing of Self Help Groups. She was involved in setting up several new companies / initiatives of the Bank including SBI General Insurance, SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund, SBI SG Global Securities Services, etc.

Shri Rajnish Kumar

Managing Director, National Banking Group, State Bank of India

Shri Rajnish Kumar assumed charge as Managing Director (National Banking Group) on 2nd November, 2015. Prior to this, he was holding charge as Managing Director (Compliance & Risk) of State Bank of India from 26th May, 2015. Shri Rajnish Kumar was heading SBI Capital Markets Limited (the Merchant Banking arm of State Bank of India) as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, prior to becoming Managing Director in SBI.

Shri Rajnish Kumar has been with the State Bank of India for over three decades, having joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in 1980. An M.Sc. in Physics, apart from CAIIB, Shri Kumar has held several key assignments across various business verticals, including two overseas assignments in Canada and U.K. He has vast experience in handling large credit, project finance, foreign exchange and retail banking. Shri Kumar has held such important positions as Dy. General Manager, Pune Zone; General Manager (NW-II), Mumbai;Regional Head, SBI(UK); Chief General Manager, North East Circle and Chief General Manager, Project Finance. Shri Kumar is an avid traveller and has visited several countries. He loves sports and is a good player of badminton.

Shri Dinesh Khara

Managing Director of Associates & Subsidiaries Wing, State Bank of India

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara is the Managing Director of Associates & Subsidiaries wing of State Bank of India. He holds a Board level position in the Bank supervising the businesses of SBI’s five Associates Banks and nine subsidiaries. The five Associate Banks are independent Board run Banks which together add up to 1/4th the size of the Group. The nine subsidiaries are engaged in diverse financial activities such as Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Custodial Services, Primary Dealership, Investment Banking, Broking, Credit Cards, Pension Funds and Factoring services.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara, did his Masters in Business Administration from FMS New Delhi and is a post-graduate in Commerce. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Mr. Khara joined SBI as Probationary Officer in 1984 and has over 31 years of experience in all facets of Commercial banking such as Retail Credit, SME/Corporate Credit, deposit mobilization, international banking operations, branch management, etc.

Prior to being appointed as Managing Director of State Bank of India, Mr. Khara was the MD&CEO of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Limited (SBIMF).

Shri Prashant Kumar

Shri Prashant Kumar, Deputy Managing Director & Corporate Development Officer, State Bank of India, joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in 1983.

Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) of the Bank. He was the Chief General Manager of Kolkata Circle of SBI. He has been General Manager of Mumbai Circle of the Bank. He was posted at SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai, as Deputy General Manager (Industrial Relation) and had also worked as a Faculty in State Bank Academy, Gurgaon, with diverse experience in the fields of credit, Human Resources and training systems.

His notable assignment also includes his stint as Chairman of Purvanchal Gramin Bank, Gorakhpur and is credited for the tectonic changes in business levels and performance of the Bank

He is a Science Graduate and LLB from Delhi University.

Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, SBI Foundation

Shri. Mahendra Kumar Rekhi assumed charge of SBI Foundation as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer on 10th April 2017.

A Post Graduate in Commerce, Shri Rekhi joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in the year 1984. Presently he is spearheading SBI Foundation, a CSR arm of SBI.

Prior to his present assignment, he worked as General Manager (Social Media) & General Manager (Corporate Communication & Change Management). During his stint as General Manager (Social Media & Marketing) Bank’s social media presence got due fillip in as much as it is now the No. 1 Brand in the world among Banks using social media as per the Financial Brand’s Power 100 Ranks – Banks Q 1 2017. The follower base of it’s Facebook account crossed 1 crore a number which is highest in the world among Banks. Bank’s YouTube Channel also witnessed unprecedented growth in viewership with the result that it is now at No. 1 position worldwide among Banks. The Twitter handle of the Bank which is No.2 in the world among Banks, during this period was continuously among the top 5 brands for 8 weeks as per Twitter Advertising Index and was the top brand in 3 weeks. It is the No. 1 banking brand in India. As far as presence on LinkedIn and Pinterest is concerned, the real barometer of acceptability on social media platforms is engagement. In that space also during this period, SBI LinkedIn account became the No.1 brand among Banks leaving behind even deeply entrenched private sector players.

As DGM (PR), Shri Rekhi was adjudged as one of the top 5 CMOs of the country for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 by IAA (International Advertising Association). As a career Banker, he gained experience in various facets of Banking like Large Corporate Credits, Retail Operations, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, SME Advances etc.

CSR is very close to his heart and he always strives for the welfare of the less fortunate & under privileged in unreached areas of the Country. His interests include reading & Yoga.