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About Us

Directors

  • Shri G. Padmanabhan ( Non-Executive Chairman )
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    Shri G. Padmanabhan was appointed as Non-executive Chairman of Bank of India on 14th August, 2015 for a period of three years which has been extended for a further period of two years.

    Shri Padmanabhan, a post graduate in Economics from Kerala University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Birmingham Business School , holds extensive experience and expertise in bank regulation and supervision of foreign exchange/securities markets in India, information technology and payment systems, with more than 35 years of experience with the RBI in various capacities , like recommending and implementing policies, systems, guidelines and regulations relating to the banking, financial services and securities sector of the country.

    Shri Padmanabhan was the Chairman of the Committee to implement GIRO in the country and has been involved in the implementation of new e-Treasury system in the Reserve Bank. He was involved in the operationalization of the first of its kind ISO 20022 standards based RTGS System and the digitization of payment transactions.

    Shri Padmanabhan was also the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Services/Facilities for Exporters and a part of the think tank to manage market volatility, as well as a member of the Governing Council of the Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology, a banking research institute established by RBI. He represented RBI in the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, Basel and was also inducted into the Steering Group of the CPSS-IOSCO for Review of Standards.

    As a member of the Working Group of the CPSS, Basel, Shri Padmanabhan worked on the report on Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures and also chaired the International Working Group set up by CPSS(now CPMI) on Non-banks. He was one of the persons responsible for drafting the Sodhani Committee’s report in 1995 on the foreign exchange market and measures for widening and deepening the market, and has supervised the revision of the Internal Control Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Business in 1996. Shri Padmanabhan was also a member of the internal group that prepared and submitted a Technical Paper on Asset -Liability Management for Indian banks which was accepted by the Bank and formed the basis for Reserve Bank of India's initiative.

    Shri Padmanabhan is a keen sportsman and had represented his University in Tennis during his college days. He regularly plays the game to date.

  • Shri Dinabandhu Mohapatra (Managing Director & CEO)
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    Shri Dinabandhu Mohapatra, a post-graduate in Economics and holding a degree in Law, joined Bank of India as a Direct Recruit Officer in the year 1984. During his career spanning over three decades, he has headed various Branches, Departments, Zones and National Banking Groups in Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern parts of the country.

    He carries with him vast knowledge and multi-dimensional banking experience including Treasury Operations, International Banking, Priority Sector Lending, Corporate Lending, Marketing, Recovery, Human Resources, spanning over thirty three years, including his stint as Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong and Singapore Centres of Bank of India.

    As Executive Director of Canara Bank, he was overseeing International Operations, Overseas Credit, Strategic Planning & Development (including Economic Intelligence & BPR), Retail Resources, Marketing, Selling & Cross-selling, Government Business and Fee Income Vertical, Corporate Credit, PAG & Syndication, CDR & Stressed Accounts, Financial Management & Subsidiaries.

    He was Director on the Boards of Canara Bank’s Subsidiaries – CHOICe, Canbank Factors & Canbank Computer Services Limited.

    He has taken charge as Managing Director & CEO of the Bank on 05 May, 2017.

  • Shri Neelam Damodharan (Executive Director)
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    Shri Neelam Damodharan has taken over charge as Executive Director of Bank of India on 16th February, 2017.

    Prior to his elevation as Executive Director of Bank of India, he was Chief Executive,
    US Operations, Bank of Baroda.

    Shri Damodharan is a Science graduate, CAIIB and Diploma holder in Financial Management. He joined Bank of Baroda as Direct Recruit Officer in the Year 1983 and rose to the position of General Manager, overseeing International operations and in-charge of international projects. He has been a part of several important positions at foreign centers of Bank of Baroda. He has 34 years of banking experience which involves both policy and operational exposure at various levels.

  • Shri Atanu Kumar Das (Executive Director)
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    Shri Atanu Kumar Das is a post graduate in Applied Economics and NET holder from UGC. While pursuing a doctoral degree at IIT, Kharagpur, Shri Das joined the Banking Industry as Economist in the year 1994.

    In his 23 years of banking experience, he has been involved at both policy and operational levels. Prior to assuming charge as Delhi Regional Head in January 2015, he was heading Vijaya Bank's Lucknow Region for more than 3 years. While at a Vijaya Bank's Corporate Office, Shri Das has handled key Departments as Planning & Development & also was posted as Executive Secretary to C&MD for more than 2 years.

    He has been part of several important training programs/workshops conducted at premier institutions like IIM (Kozhikode), IIM (Ahmedabad), ASCI, NIBM, BTC and Frankfurt School of Business Management.

    He has taken charge as Executive Director of Bank of India on 17.02.2017.

  • Shri Chaitanya Gayatri Chintapalli (Executive Director)
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    Shri Chintapalli Gayatri Chaitanya, a postgraduate in agriculture and CAIIB, joined Bank of India as Probationary agricultural officer in June 1985.

    He has handled several assignments during his 32 years career with the Bank. Prior to his elevation as Executive Director of Bank of India, Shri Chaitanya was Chief Executive of Bank of India Singapore Centre covering Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia & Myanmar. Started the career as an agricultural officer Shri Chaitanya handled Managerial position in various branches across the India, thus acquiring all round banking / administrative knowledge. He got wide experience in operations as well as in controlling offices. Shri Chaitanya got wide overseas experience in various capacities including as a Vice President of New York Branch. Besides in depth credit knowledge and experience Shri Chaitanya got very good experience in IT. As a team leader he was instrumental in successful implementation of migration systems from Midas to Midas Plus in New York.

    Shri Chaitanya is the key person, who started the Syndication cell as a separate department in Bank of India. He also got wide experience in Project Finance with Technical Appraisal Department. In the process he gained vast experience in Power, Road, Steel, Infra and Manufacturing sectors. Shri Chaitanya also held as head of corporate credit branch.

    As Chief Executive of Singapore Centre he initiated various measures very effectively, including regulatory compliances, AML/CFT.

    Shri Chaitanya has been elevated as Executive Director of Bank of India with effect from 09th October 2017.

  • Smt. Dakshita Das (Govt. Nominee Director )
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    Smt. Dakshita Das 56 years, holds the degree of BA (Hons) from Lady Sriram College for Women and M.Phil in International Relations.

    She has been appointed by Government of India as Government Nominee Director of the Bank w.e.f. 13.07.2018, with immediate effect and until further orders.

    Presently she has been posted as Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.

    Smt. Dakshita Das had been assigned additional charge of MD&CEO of National Housing Bank from 14.08.2018 by Government of India, Ministry of Finance.

    Her areas of interest are Public Finance.

  • Shri S C Murmu (RBI Nominee Director)
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    Shri Shirish Chandra Murmu is MSc from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers from Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.

    He has more than 27 years of working experience in Reserve Bank of India in Regional Offices of Chennai, Kolkata and Central Office Mumbai. He has handled diverse functions in RBI, such as Banking Regulations, Supervision of Commercial and Cooperative Banks, Currency Management, financing of MSME sector, Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy. He has also the experience of managing the Information Technology infrastructure of RBI. He is presently heading Kolkata Office of RBI as Regional Director for West Bengal & Sikkim. He has served on the board of Dena Bank as RBI nominee director between 2016 and 2019.

  • Smt. Veni Thapar (Part-time Non-official Director)
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    Smt. Veni Thapar, 45 years, is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and also holds the degree of a Cost Accountant from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. She is a Certificate holder from Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Her areas of interest are RBI & FEMA matters, Banking matters, International Taxation, Income Tax, Company Law and Associated fields.

    Smt. Veni Thapar has been appointed as Part-time Non-official Director under Chartered Accountant category on the Board of Bank of India w.e.f. 21st June, 2016 for a period of three years from the date of notification of her appointment or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

  • Shri Debabrata Sarkar (Shareholder Director) (From 25.10.2017)
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    Shri Debabrata Sarkar from Mumbai aged 63 years is a Post Graduate in Commerce, Chartered Accountant and is a certified banker. He started his career in Bank of Baroda and rose to the level of General Manager before being appointed as an Executive Director of Allahabad Bank and later as the Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India by the Central Government. Post retirement, he has been associated with many corporates and has varied experience in Banking and Finance.

    He has been awarded with `Excellence in Financial Communication Award for 2012’ by Association of Business Communications of India. He has also been award `Financial Inclusion Award 2013 – Person of the Year’ by S. Kotak Group.

    He is elected as Shareholder Director of the Bank for a term of 3 years w.e.f. 25.10.2017.

  • Shri Devarajan Harish (Shareholder Director) (From 25.10.2017)
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    Shri D. Harish 55 years, is a Commerce Graduate. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. He was the Vice President – HR of Hindustan Lever Ltd. He has rich experience in Change Management at a global business context having worked in Unilever UK as a Global Project Manager – Enterprise Culture (1999-2001) and having worked as the Vice President-HR Services, (2007-2008). Presently, he is the Leadership Coach & Organisation Consultant (from 2008 – till date). His current focus is to help Senior Executives, Entrepreneurs and High Potential Leaders through coaching to become better in their leadership and managerial roles

    He was honoured with Exemplary Leader Award in 2007 from Indiatimes & ITM Business School. He was the President, NHRD Network, Bangalore Chapter from 2009 to 2011.

    He is elected as Shareholder Director of the Bank for a term of 3 years w.e.f. 25.10.2017.