Shri Mavila Vishwanathan Nair
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Nair served as Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India for 7 years. At present, he is the chairman of the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CCIL) and also the non-executive chairman of the SWIFT India Domestic Services Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Nair has been the chairman of many prolific companies like Union KBC Asset Management Company, Star Union Dai-Ichi Life Insurance, Indian Banking Association, Governing Board of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and National Institute of Bank Management. Mr. Nair has been a key member as well as chairman of the various committees by RBI, FICCI,CII and Usha Thorat Committee to review the Lead bank scheme. Mr. Nair has been the longest serving chairman of the Union Bank and Dena Bank and has been instrumental in implementing various path breaking initiatives in the financial sector and recognised by the fraternity.
Mr. Nair won the Dale Carnegie award for Human Resources Management (2010), the Life Time Achievement award from Talent, Leadership and HR Award (2012) by Star News, SKOCH Challenger Award for Financial Inclusion (2009, 2010, 2011). He was also a finalist at the E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2008.
Mr. Nair graduated from St. Aloysius College Mangalore, and attended workshops at Harvard and Kellogg. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and has two children.
Shri Sidharth Rath
Group Executive, Axis Bank, Axis Bank
Mr. Sidharth Rath is the Group Executive and Head of Corporate Relationship & the Transaction Banking business at Axis Bank. Mr Rath has over 2 decades of experience in the financial sector. He has been with Axis Bank for the last 15 years and has been instrumental in setting up of the Corporate & Project Advisory Services, Syndication & Debt Capital Markets, the Investment Banking businesses in Axis Bank, and most recently driven the formation of the Transaction Banking vertical. Axis Bank has been a market leader in many of these businesses. Prior to his present role, Mr. Rath was the Treasurer of Axis Bank, taking care of Asset-liability management, Global Markets and proprietary investments. In addition to heading the Treasury he oversaw the Financial Institutions Group & the Capital Markets business. Mr. Rath began his career as a Management Trainee with The Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), the first development financial institution of India, with core skills being in the Project and Corporate finance domain.
Mr. Rath has played key roles in various institutional and market committees. He represented IFCI in the Inter-Institutional Committee on Infrastructure Financing and was the Director in many of the Corporates. Mr. Rath is a Member of SEBI constituted Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC), Member in the Advisory Board of the National Securities Clearing Corporation Ltd. (NSCCL), Director on the Board of Swift India. He is on the board of subsidiaries of Axis Bank, viz. Axis Private Equity Ltd., Axis Trustees Ltd and Axis Bank UK Ltd. As the Head of Advisory Services, Mr Rath has in the past led some of the landmark advisory services in the areas of airports privatization for Airport Authority of India, PPP-BOT road projects for NHAI, development of port container terminals, metro rail projects etc.
Shri Suresh Shankar Ghag
General Manager – IT, Bank of Baroda
Mr. Suresh Ghag is the General Manager, IT and Projects, at the Bank of Baroda.
Mr. Ghag began his career with Bank of Baroda in 1978 and over a span of 36 years has worked in various capacities in General Banking Operations, Domestic and Foreign Business, Credit, Information Technology. He also worked in Bank’s overseas centre in UAE for four years. At present he is heading Bank’s Information Technology Division, including Data Warehousing and Customer Relationship Management.
Mr. Ghag holds a Master of Commerce degree from Mumbai University, CAIIB (Indian Institute of Bankers) and full year post graduate course in computer management. He has also attended advanced management programme at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, IIM - Ahmedabad, MDI Gurgaon, Kellogg School of Management, Illinois, USA, CRM at IDRBT / Ghent University, Belgium.
Shri Ajay Gupta
Senior General Manager, Commercial Banking- ICICI bank
Mr. Ajay Gupta is the Senior General Manager at the ICICI Bank Limited heading the Commercial Banking Operations.
Mr. Gupta joined ICICI Bank Limited in November 1991 and has rich experience in the areas of Corporate Banking, Operations, Treasury Control, Infrastructure, Small and Medium Enterprises.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Shri Bhavesh Zaveri
Country Head - Operations & Technology, HDFC Bank
Mr. Bhavesh Zaveri is the Country Head Wholesale Banking Operations and Cash Management at HDFC Bank Limited.
Mr. Zaveri is in-charge of Wholesale Banking Operations for the Country including Clearing, Cash Management Services, Trade Finance, Treasury Operations, Loan Administration, Stock & Commodity Exchange Settlement, Currency Chest, Bullion, Operational Risk, and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan. Mr. Zaveri is also responsible for the Cash Management Business as Product Manager.
Mr. Zaveri has also worked for Barclay’s Bank from 1990 until 1998. At Barclay’s Bank, Mr. Zaveri was a part of the core team which was instrumental in setting up of the bank’s operations in India and was later responsible for the Branch Operations.
Mr. Zaveri is also a Director at National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), in various Committee set-ups at The Reserve Bank of India and the Indian Bank’s Association and SWIFT India Domestic Services Pvt Ltd.
Shri Debadatta Chand
General Manager, Treasury at Punjab National Bank.
Mr. Debadatta Chand is the General Manager, Treasury at Punjab National Bank. Mr. Chand joined Punjab National Bank in the year 2005. He has a rich banking experience of 23 years in the filed of Investment Banking and Risk Management. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Chand served as Circle Head, Bareilly. Mr. Chand holds a B.Tech degree and an MBA in Management.
Shri Sonny George
Chief General Manager - Head, IT Operations at the State Bank of India.
Mr. Sonny George is the Chief General Manager at the State Bank of India heading the IT operations. Mr. George has over 31 years of banking experience. Mr. George joined State Bank of India on October 01, 1985 and has rich experience in the areas of Corporate Banking, Banking Operations, Infrastructure and SME banking. He is a B.Sc (Hons).
Shri Alain Raes
Chief Executive – Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa, SWIFT SCRL
Alain Raes was appointed Head of the EMEA region of SWIFT in September 2007 and added the role of Chief Executive Asia Pacific in January 2013. He is based in Singapore. Alain was previously Director of the Continental Europe region at SWIFT, covering securities and banking sales activities and spending time in Paris as well as Brussels.
Alain joined SWIFT in 1990, following previous roles at Citibank in Belgium and Fortis Bank in Singapore. During his extensive career in marketing and sales in the financial services industry Alain has achieved great success in developing international business across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and he has particular expertise in the area of financial market infrastructures.
Alain is married and has three children. He is a Belgian.
Shri Tony Daly
Head of Interface Applications, SWIFT SCRL
Tony Daly is Head of Interfaces Applications at SWIFT and a member of SWIFT’s Information Technology Management Council. He is responsible for the development of SWIFT’s Alliance portfolio of customer installed products. In his 20 years at SWIFT, Mr. Daly has held in a number of technical and management positions within the IT and Support organization, and is currently based in Malaysia since 2015.
Mr. Daly has over 30 years of IT experience. Prior to SWIFT, Mr. Daly worked for a variety of international high tech and financial companies. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from Limerick University in Ireland, and a Masters of Science (Management) from Boston University
Shri Edward Haddad
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, SWIFT SCRL
Eddie Haddad is the Managing Director of SWIFT, Asia Pacific and leads the commercial activities of SWIFT in the region. Serving some1800 customers comprising Market Infrastructures, Financial Institutions and Corporations across six sub regions (China, North Asia, Japan , ASEAN, Oceania and the Indian Subcontinent). He also manages SWIFT’s Compliance, Corporate Sales and Alternative Sales teams in the region. Eddie is a member of the Asia Pacific management team.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Eddie has held a variety of leadership roles across multiple disciplines, including sales, marketing, business development, finance and operations in IT, Financial Services and Media organizations. He has extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets, where he has been living and working for more than 15 years.
Eddie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance from Monash University and he is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Shri R. Kandasamy
General Manager- IT, Union Bank of India
Mr. R Kandasamy is presently the General Manager - IT at Union Bank of India.
Mr. Kandasamy joined Union Bank of India as Officer in 1986. He has over 29 years of experience in banking and has worked in various capacities in the field of general banking operations, priority sector lending, planning and budgeting. Mr. Kandasamy has been working in the IT segment for the past 20 years having rich exposure to total branch automation, core banking, data centres, information management systems, and data warehousing.
Mr. Kandasamy is a M.SC specializing in Agriculture and has completed CAIIB. He resides in Navi Mumbai along with his wife.
Mr. D Suresh Pai
General Manager and Head Treasury at Canara Bank
Mr. D Suresh Pai is presently the General Manager and Head Treasury at Canara Bank .
Mr. Pai started his banking career with Canara Bank in 1981 and has 36 years of rich experience in various spheres of banking like operations, credit, serving as Zonal Head. Mr. Pai specializes in treasury operations having served more than 25 years in this field.
Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Pai was heading Canara Bank Securities Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canara Bank , as its Managing Director.
Mr. D Suresh Pai holds a Masters degree in Commerce and is a CAIIB.
Mr. Atanu Kumar Das
Executive Director , Bank of India
Mr. Atanu Kumar Das is the Executive Director at Bank of India and taken charge on 17-02-2017. Mr. 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, Mr. Das has handled key Departments as Planning & Development & also was posted as Executive Secretary to C&MD for more than 2 years. Mr. Das is a post graduate in Applied Economics and NET holder from UGC.
Mr. Sanjay Gurjar
Managing Director & Head - Transaction Banking, India & Nepal, Standard Chartered Bank
Mr. Sanjay Gurjar heads Transaction Banking for India & Nepal for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) since May 2017. His responsibilities span across Trade Finance, Cash Management and Securities Services in these regions. Prior to this, Mr. Gurjar was heading the Financial Institutions segment for SCB, along with running the FI Strategic Client Coverage team. He spent first 10 years with SCB in Transaction banking space in Operations and Sales and subsequently in Corporate Banking covering Credit Assessment and Relationship Management. Mr. Gurjar has been with SCB for 21 years, initially with the erstwhile ANZ Grindlays Bank and subsequently with the merged SCB. Over these years he has worked across all segments within wholesale banking covering operations, credit and relationship management having had successful stints in Trade Operations, Transaction Banking Sales, Corporate Banking and Financial Institutions. Mr. Gurjar has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, prior to which he completed his Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Pune University and worked at Tata Motors for 2 years. He is married with 2 kids and is fond of traveling, photography, long distance running and badminton.
Ms Mridula Iyer
Managing Director - Head Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS) for Citi South Asia
Mridula Iyer is head of Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS) for Citi South Asia, covering India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. TTS serves Citi’s Corporate, Institutional and Mid- Market clients to provide them with Cash Management, Trade Finance and Working capital efficiency solutions.
She started her career with Citi in 1996 and over the past 22 years has worked in multiple roles in diverse businesses across Cash Management, Trade and Securities Services, as well as Compliance. Prior to this role, Mridula was Head of TTS Cash Products, where she led the growth of Citi India’s cash business with a focus on innovation and digital capabilities for clients.
She has vast experience in banking and financial services having worked in diverse functions across Sales, Product Management, Operations and Compliance. She has been a key member of the TTS India and South Asia management team.
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.
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Caroline Haedens joined SWIFT in 2002, where she held various management positions in the Finance area, including Head of Finance Asia Pacific located in Hong Kong. She was appointed Group Financial Controller in 2013, taking the end-to-end responsibility of Finance Operations, Compliance, Tax and Treasury. In April 2018, she took over the role of ad interim Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in her career, Haedens worked as Financial auditor at PwC. The Finance and Administration group is responsible for financial management, corporate planning, monitoring Company performance, billing, customer contracts management, purchasing, logistics and general administration services.