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Shri P. Ramana Murthy, Chairman

Shri P. Ramana Murthy is a graduate in Agricultural Sciences and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).He joined banking industry as Agriculture Field Officer in 1989 in Allahabad Bank and worked in almost all key segments of banking, in various capacities at Branches, RRB, Zonal Office, Controlling Offices and Head Office. He has undergone many prestigious training programmes like Leadership for Corporate Excellence at Kelloggs School of Management, Chicago, USA; IIM, Kolkata; and ASCII (Administrative Staff College of India), Hyderabad.His diverse assignments at various positions in Allahabad Bank include General Operations, Retail Credit, Credit Monitoring and Recovery. He joined Central Bank of India as Executive Director on 17 February 2017 and is presently looking after the verticals of Credit, Operations, Recovery, Planning & Development, Corporate Communication and Govt. Business.

Shri B.K. Divakara, Director, Nominee of Central Bank of India

Shri B.K. Divakara is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant & a qualified Company Secretary. He started his career as Chartered Accountant in Corporation Bank in 1986, at Branch Inspection Department, Head Office, Mangalore. He was promoted to Executive Grade in 1997 and went on to become General Manager in March 2010. He was elevated as Executive Director of Central Bank of India on 23 January 2014. He has handled Corporate Credit, Information Technology/CBS/SDR, ATM Vertical, Transaction Banking, Credit Monitoring, Portfolio Review, Recovery, Legal, Audit & Inspection, Risk Management, Central Accounts, Treasury , International Division and Human Resource Management.

Shri Anil Girotra, Independent Director

Shri Anil Girotra has over 36 years of experience in Banking Operations and Administration. He was associated with Canara Bank for 33 years,was on deputation to Can Fin Homes Ltd., and headed London branch of Canara Bank.He served as Executive Director of Andhra Bank and was also a Director of India First Life Insurance Company Limited. He is a member on the enforcement committee of Micro Finance Institutions Networks.

Shri Bibhas Kumar Srivastav, Independent Director

Mr Bibhas Kumar Srivastav has more than 36 years of banking experience from field level as Agricultural Field Officer in Allahabad Bank to Board level as Executive Director in Corporation Bank. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from Aligarh Muslim University on Financial Inclusion. He is a post graduate in Agricultural Sciences (Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science), Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, and holds Advanced Diploma in Management from All India Management Association.

Ms.Vasantha Govindan, Director, Nominee of SUUTI

Ms.Vasantha Govindan has over 17 year of experience with UTI AMC Ltd. in the areas of Fund Management and Debt Markets. She is currently designated as Vice President, responsible for managing and overseeing Investments of the Administrator of the Specified Undertaking of UTI’s assets.

Shri Kulasekhara Chakravarthy, Director, Nominee of NHB

“Mr Kulasekhara Chakravarthy is General Manager at National Housing Bank, the apex financial institution for housing and the regulator of Housing Finance Companies in India. He started his banking career with Andhra Bank and moved on to Uco Bank prior to joining NHB. He has been working in NHB for last 11 years. He was a director of Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited before joining the Board of CBHFL.

Shri P. J. Kumar, Director, Nominee of Central Bank of India

Shri P J Kumar, General Manager of Central Bank of India is a graduate in Science and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). As General Manager in Central Bank of India, he was incharge of Retail Banking, Transaction Banking, Resource Mobilisation, Bancassurance, ATM, Credit Cards, Recovery, Corporate Communication, Priority Sector, MSME and Financial Inclusion. He has vast experience of working as Branch Manager and Regional Manager in diverse geographies.

Shri Mr.B.K. Singal, Director Nominee of Central Bank of India

Mr B K Singal is General Manager at Central Office of Central Bank of India. He has more than 30 years of banking experience in areas of audit, credit appraisal, resource mobilization, corporate communication, corporate planning and development, treasury and international division. He worked as Branch Manager, Regional Manager and Zonal Manager in Central Bank; Chairman of Narmada Satpura RRB in MP; and as Head of Credit at Indo – Zambia Bank Ltd. at Lusaka, Zambia for four years. He is an Associate Chartered Accountant and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.”

Shri N.S. Ganesh, Director, Nominee of HUDCO

Shri N.S. Ganesh is the Regional Chief, heading HUDCO, Mumbai Regional Office. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Management with specialization in Finance. During his three decades of service in HUDCO, he has handled multiple assignments including Resource Mobilisation, Credit Operations, Loan Accounting and Project Finance.

Shri B.S. Harilal, Managing Director

Shri B.S. Harilal is a professional banker with over 28 years of experience of working at all types and kinds of branches; as Regional Manager of Surat; DGM in Retail Banking and Financial Inclusion departments at Central Office of Central Bank of India; and as Chairman of the largest RRB, Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank, for three years from 2012. He is an alumnus of Sainik School, a graduate in Agricultural Sciences, Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and holding Diploma in Treasury, Investment and Risk Management from IIBF.