Mrs Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mrs Arundhati Bhattacharya has over 40 years of rich experience in India's financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national and international locations.
During her four-year tenure as the first-ever woman Chair of the State Bank of India, a fortune 500 company, Mrs Bhattacharya has stamped her imprint on the financial world not just in India but globally as well. Mrs Bhattacharya has expertise and deep understanding of all aspects of banking speanning the domains of credit, forex, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions besides the capital and bond markets. She is credited with upscaling the bank's technology initiatives in order to give this 212 year old largest bank of India (22% market share) a digital edge that has been acknowledged by industry as path breaking. Her work in the area of Human Resources with special focus on status of women and "challenged" members of the work force, has also been of special significance. Under her leadership of the bank was adjudged one of India's top 3 best places to work in India by leading Indian global job site 'Indeed' based on their 15 million reviews globally for most highly rated reviews on overall employee experience.
Other notable initiatives during her Chairmanship include the overhauling of the bank's risk structure and implementation of various technology tools for this purpose. She also engineered the merger of the mother bank with its six Associate banks creating an entity three times the size of its nearest competitor.
Forbes magazine had ranked her 25th in their list of "Most Powerful Womrn In The World" and 5th in "Most Powerful Women In Finance" category in 2016. She has also been featured in the Fortune List of Top 50 globally most powerful women in business and ranked among the top 5 in the Asia-Pacific Region. She was included in the top 100 Global Thinkers in 2014 by Foreign Policy Magazine and was one of the two Indians on the list. She has been ranked 26th in the fourth edition of Fortune's World 50 Greatest Leaders List, becoming the only Indian Corporate leader to be featured in the list.
Mr 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
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Mr 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. 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.
Ms Caroline Headens
CFO SWIFT Scrl
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.
Ms. Sunita Handa
Chief General Manager (IT - Channels & Ops) at State Bank of India
Starting her banking career as Probationary Officer with SBI, Ms Handa has over 30 years of rich experience in various spheres of banking like Operations, HR, Digital & e-Commerce etc. She was part of SBI's Core Team that spearheaded digitalisation of its foreign operations and later also worked as Senior Vice President (Technology & Ops) at Bank's Frankfurt (Germany) Office.
Presently, she heads the team that is responsible for developing and implementing BAnk's various initiatives in Online Banking, Mobility, e-Commerce, SWIFT, Payment Systems, Treasury as also Bank's tech-operations overseras in 25 countries. Priro to the current assignment, Ms. Handa was heading Network II of Ahmedabad Circle in capacity of General Manager.
Ms. Sunita Handa holds a Masters degree in Science, specialising in Mathematics, a Certificate Course in Computer Applications (CCCA) and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
Mr. P Rajshekharan
General Manager - IT (Operations) at Bank of Baroda
Mr. P Rajshekharan is presently the General Manager - IT (Operations) at Bank of Baroda.
Mr. Rajshekharan joined Bank of Baroda as Shroff-cum-clerk in 1981. He has over 37 years of experience in banking and has worked in various capacities in the field of Branch operations and IT. Mr. Rajshekharan has been working in the IT segment for the past 19 years having rich exposure to total branch automation, data centres, information management systems, and played a crucial role in the implementation of the core banking system at Bank of Baroda.
Mr. Rajshekharan is a B.Com from Madhurai Kamaraj University and has completed CAIIB and CISA. He resides in Mumbai along with Wife.
Mr. G V Prabhu
General Manager - Treasury at Canara Bank
Mr. G V Prabhu is presently the General Manager - Treasury at Canara Bank
Mr. Prabhu has more than 35 years of banking exposure with Canara Bank, a leading Nationalized Bank in India. He had rich experience of working in various types of branches small, VLB, ELB, Overseas Branches, Corporate Credit Wing, and also as Circle Head., Mangalore Circle Office.
Mr. Prahu is in Treasury Operations of the Canara Bank since 2016, handling the Bond, G-Sec & equity portfolio, back office operations. At present serving as General Manager and Head of Treasury. Mr. Prabhu holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce and completed Masters degree in Business Admistration specialising in Banking & Finance. He is a CAIIB, and holds industry certification in Forex.
Mr. Rajiv Anand
Executive Director, Axis Bank
Mr. Rajiv Anand is a rank holding qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry & has taken over as the Executive Director - Wholesale Banking at Axis Bank with effect from 21st December. He has held key management positions at leading global financial institutions and has diverse experience in the financial services sector.
Mr. Anand has been with the Axis Group for over 10 years with number of other successes to his credit. He joined the bank to lead the retail business from its asset management arm, Axis Asset Management Co. Ltd, where he held the position of Managing Director & CEO. In his role as Executive Director - Retail banking at Axis Bank, he has been responsible for developing and growing the retail franchise, which is today regarded amongst the best in the industry. He is also credited with leading digitisation for the retail business.