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CEO Board of Directors
   MR. C. VENKAT NAGESWAR - Chairman  

Mr. C. Venkat Nageswar, the Dy. Managing Director of State Bank of India, has vast all-round experience spanning over 32 years, covering different aspects of banking.

Mr. Venkat currently oversees the overall treasury portfolio of India’s largest bank with significant exposure to various market segments such as foreign exchange, money market, equity, investments etc.

Mr. Venkat, who joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in 1983, has held various critical assignments both in India and abroad. Some of his recent assignments are:-

Regional Head (East Asia), Hong Kong, overseeing business development of SBI in East Asia, covering China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines’ etc.

General Manager, Network-I, Bangalore, leading a network of over 200 branches, engaged in Retail Operations, Credit and Cross Selling.

Special Secretary to Chairman, providing necessary support.

Dy. General Manager (Treasury Marketing Group), Global Markets, overseeing marketing of Treasury products to customers across the country.

Earlier he was posted as Chief Dealer at the Offshore Banking Unit of the Bank at Bahrain, responsible for forex business, money markets and ALM. Prior to the above assignments, he worked in different verticals like Mid-Corporate Group, Credit, Relationship Banking and Retail Operations.


 Mr. B. Prasanna - Vice Chairman

Group Executive Head – Global Markets Group & Proprietary Trading, ICICI Bank

Mr. B. Prasanna is a Group Executive and head of the Global Markets group and Proprietary Trading in ICICI bank. He joined the bank in November 2016 and prior to this appointment he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Securities Primary Dealership Limited (I-Sec PD). Under his leadership, I-Sec PD has established a leading presence in the fixed income markets. He has more than 22 years of experience in the Indian Treasury markets. He has been instrumental in contributing to a number of developmental efforts in this market with respect to product development, widening and deepening of the Indian Institutional market. He has been a part of various committees formed by RBI, SEBI and FIMMDA including CoBoSAC formed, by SEBI, for the development of corporate bond market.

He is currently serving as a director on the Board of CCIL (Clearing Corp. of India Ltd.), a Director in the Board of FIMMDA (Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India) for the last 4 years and has in the recent past served as the Chairman of the Primary dealers Association of India.

Mr. B. Prasanna is a CFA, 2005 batch, Chartered and Cost Accountant.

  Mr. S.P. Kher-Chief (Investments :M&A) LIC of India  

Mr. S.P. Kher is the Chief (Investment : M&A) at Life Insurance Corporation of India. In the past he has held the post of Regional Manager (Estate), Zonal Vigilance Officer, Regional Manager (F&A) , Area Manager (LIC HFL) among others.

  Mr. M.S. Gopikrishnan – Director  

Managing Director, Head – Financial Markets, India & Financial Markets Sales and Trading, South Asia

  1. Gopi has over 20 years of experience in Financial Markets across Equity Research, FICC Trading and Sales.
  2. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Cost Accountant (AICWA) by qualification.
  3. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in February 2013 as Head of FX, Rates and Credit Trading, South Asia.
  4. He became Head of FM Sales and Trading, South Asia in November 2015.
  5. His role was expanded to Head of Financial Markets for India in October 2017.
  6. His responsibility encompasses Trading, Sales and Structuring across asset class like Fixed Income, Currencies, Credit and Commodities. In addition, he is also responsible for Capital Markets and management of the bank’s balance sheet.
  7. As the Head of FM Sales and Trading, South Asia, he has the responsibility for building FX, Rates and Credit business in the region.
  8. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank he worked with IDBI Capital in Mumbai till 2005 (Head of Rates Sales and Trading), and Deutsche Bank in Mumbai (Head of Rates & FX Trading, South Asia – till February 2013).
  9. Gopi has been part of various RBI and SEBI committees including those on Interest Rate Futures, Development of Corporate Bond Market etc.
  10. He appears in media for views on Financial Markets.
  11. He is passionate about markets, integrity & ethical behaviour, people and innovation.
  Mr. Manoj Rane - Director  

Manoj Rane is the Managing Director and Head – Fixed Income and Treasury at BNP Paribas India. He is responsible for the Bank’s Capital Markets (ex – equity) business in India.  Prior to this, he has worked with multinational banks like Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America and was part of the initial group that set up the new Private Sector IndusInd Bank Ltd. He has 25 years of experience in the Markets business.  He was part of the initial group involved in setting up the Fixed Income Money Market & Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA). Currently, he represents BNP Paribas on the FIMMDA Board.


  Mr. Kamal Mahajan – Director  

General Manager – (Head – Treasury & Global Markets) Bank of Baroda

Mr. Kamal K. Mahajan is presently General Manager, Head of Treasury and Global Markets in Bank of Baroda. Mr. Mahajan is having more than 30 Years of Banking experience having joined Bank of Baroda as Probationary Officer in the year 1984. Prior to his present assignment Mr. Mahajan headed Bank of Baroda’s Global Mid Office from December 2013 till July 2016. He is having vast experience of more than 20 Years in various Treasury and treasury related functions including Head of Fixed Income & Derivatives, FX Trader, Money Market operations & various Back Office functions. He was also in charge of the Treasury Operations in Banks Gulf Operations. In addition to the above, Mr. Mahajan has also worked in various Banking operations for 10 years in different branches of the Bank. Mr. Mahajan is M.Com from Delhi University and CAIIB.

  Mr. Moni N.S.S – Director  

PRESENT ASSIGNMENT : Executive Vice President & CFO of SBI DFHI Limited (on deputation from State Bank of Travancore)

Educational Qualification : Bsc, CAIIB

EXPERIENCE : Mr.Moni N.S.S has put in 31 years of service in State Bank of Travancore and has held the following assignments covering various aspects of Banking.

  1. Regional Head of a module covering 38 branches engaged in retail banking, spread over 8 districts in Tamil Nadu.
  2. Assistant General Manager (Tax Administration & Balance sheet) at Head Office, Thiruvananthapuram, responsible for
    • Computation and payment of Service Tax & Income Tax of the Bank, filing of returns and handling tax cases.
    • Preparation / presentation of Balance Sheet of the Bank and coordinating auditing of the Branches/ Bank by Statutory Auditors.
  3. Chief Dealer (Forex - Front office) at Integrated Treasury, Mumbai.
  4. Chief Manager (Forex - Back office) at Integrated Treasury, Mumbai.
  5. Manager (Core Banking Solutions) at Central Data Centre, Mumbai for rolling out and implementation of Core Banking Solutions in the Bank.
  6. Eighteen years of service in branches in various capacities in Accounts, Loans & Advances and International Banking desks.
  Mr Shashikant Rathi - Director  

Mr. Shashikant Rathi is Executive Vice President and Head of Treasury at Axis Bank Ltd. Mr. Rathi, 38, is a rank holding Chartered Accountant with over 18 years of experience in the financial sector and markets. He started his career in Unit Trust of India, the oldest mutual fund in India.

He joined Axis Bank in 2003 in the the capital markets division and worked across fixed income segments covering corporate bond trading & sales, syndication and placements, equity trading etc. Shashikant was instrumental in taking Axis Bank to a leadership position in the Indian Debt Capital Markets. Axis Bank has maintained the top position in the league table consistently over past 8 years and is running one of the largest corporate bond investment portfolio in the industry.

After building a successful corporate bond and equity trading businesses, he took over the overall fixed income portfolio of the Bank along with asset liability management (ALM) and capital markets in 2013. He then moved on to become the Treasurer of the Bank and currently heads all interest rates, forex and derivatives trading, domestic and international debt capital markets businesses, and also ALM which includes the regulatory CRR, SLR, LCR along with overall liquidity, interest rate and currency risk management of the Bank.

  Mr. Baby K.P – Director  

Mr Baby K P is Additional General Manager and Head of Treasury at Federal Bank, Mumbai. He is responsible for Forex, Money Market operations,Derivative Trading, Fixed Income security operations. He has more than 30 years of banking experience including exposures in Credit, Treasury and Retail Banking . A commerce graduate from Kerala University and a Chartered Financial Analyst from ICFAI (India), he headed many Metro, Semi Urban branches and Regions of the Bank. He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and has completed FRM I of GARP ( Global Association of Risk Professionals), USA. He had been in the leadership role in successful completion of many projects like Group Housing Projects for Bank officers, Setting up Engineering College etc.

  Mr. Pranab Kumar Saha-Director  

 Shri Pranab Kumar Saha is a Senior Executive with over 38 years of experience in Banking business, currently working as General Manager(Treasury) in Union Bank of India.

 Born on 5th January, 1958. Shri Saha holds Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology). His career in banking began when he joined Union Bank of India as Probationary Officer in 1979.

 His 38 years of service in Union Bank of India saw him rise in his career with key responsibilities held in Branches, Regional Office and Head Office, covering a vast spectrum of banking operations. During the period, he handled Corporate Credit, Foreign Exchange Operations(both Front office and Back office), Debt Capital Markets, Fixed Income and Investment Banking Businesses.

 Shri Saha has attended several internal/external training programmes and seminars on Banking, Credit Management, ‘Bourse’, Treasury & International Banking and Leadership Development programmes conducted by BTC- RBI, NIBM- Pune, NIBSTC-Delhi and IIM-Bangalore. He has also undergone training programme held abroad conducted by Bank of America, Singapore and Deutsche Bank, Singapore.

 Shri Saha has been appreciated by the Top Management of the Bank for foiling a recent biggest cyber attack and saving the Bank from substantial potential loss.

  Mr.D Suresh Pai – Director  

Name: Shri D Suresh Pai

As Director

  • · SWIFT India Domestic Services Pvt Ltd.
  • · Commonwealth Trust India [P] Ltd
  • · Canara Bank Securities Limited.

On Advisory Board/Committee

  • · M/s. IDFC Private Equity Fund
  • · M/s. India Opportunity Fund – SIDBI
  • · M/s. Tata Capital Health Care Fund
  • · M/s. L & T Infra Investments Partners Fund

Experience in Number of Years: 36 years

Educational Qualification: M.Com, CAIIB

Career Profile

A result oriented Banking professional with more than 36 years of Banking exposure with Canara Bank, a leading Nationalized Bank in India.

Has worked in various types of branches small to metropolitan branches, and also as a Zonal Head.

Inducted into Treasury Operations of the bank in the year 1993. Has been handling the Bond, G-Sec & equity portfolio of the bank for more than 24 years. At present serving as General Manager and Head of Treasury.

He has also served as the Managing Director of Canara Bank’s subsidiary, M/s. Canara Bank Securities Ltd.

  Mr.Rajendra Hirve – Director  

Mr Rajendra Hirve - General Manager- Treasury & International Division (Central Bank of India) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Law (University of Pune Rank Holder) & CAIIB.

He has more than thirty nine years’ experience in General as well as International Banking including Treasury operations, Risk Management and Audit & Inspection, having worked in various positions such as Branch Head, Chief Dealer, Regional Head and Chief Internal Auditor in the States of Maharashtra, TamilNadu, Gujarat and New Delhi.

He had been a Senior Faculty Member at Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala Bankers Training College ( Central Bank of India & Dena Bank) and is a visiting faculty at NIBM and training colleges of various banks.

He was Joint Secretary & Chairman- Education Committee of Forex Association of India from 2010 to 2012.

He is also a resource person as well as Management Committee Member for FEDAI and has contributed a booklet “Documentary Credits & Standby Letters of Credit” published by FEDAI.

He is also a member of FEDAI’s Steering Committee for “Implementation of FX Global Code”.

He is also Nominee Director on the Boards of :

  1. Cent Bank Home Finance Limited
  2. Cent Bank Financial Services Limited
  3. AFC India Limited