Directors Profile

Shri Manish Gupta, Govt. Nominee Director

Shri Manish Gupta PhotoShri Manish Gupta has been nominated by the Central Government as Government of India Nominee Director on the Board of the Bank with effect from 16th April 2014.

Shri Manish Gupta is working as Director in Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. He is presently handling Agriculture Credit. Shri Gupta is an IRSEE (Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers) officer and has more than 19 years of experience in the Government of India. Previously, he has held various important positions on Indian Railways. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from College of Engineering And Technology, New Delhi and a Masters degree in Measurement and Instrumentation (Gold Medalist) from IIT, Roorkee. He also completed his MBA degree with specialization in Financial Management from National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad in 2009.

Shri Pradyumna K Jena, RBI Nominee Director

 Shri Pradyumna Kumar Jena Photo

Shri Pradyumna Kumar Jena, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur, has been nominated by the Government of India as the Reserve Bank of India nominee on the Board of the Bank with effect from 23rd February 2015.

Shri Jena, a postgraduate in Political Science and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, joined Reserve Bank of India as Manager in 1982 and gained rich experience working in various departments like Cash (Issue Department), Public Debt Management, Department of Non-Banking Supervision, Rural Planning and Credit Department.

As Assistant General Manager, he served in Establishment and Urban Banks Department in Bhubhaneshwar and on his elevation as Deputy General Manager in 1994, he was posted as Secretary to the Banking Ombudsman and also handled Department of Banking Supervision, NCC and Foreign Exchange Department. As General Manager, he served in various departments like, Department of Non-Banking Supervision, Department of Banking Supervision, Rural Planning and Credit Department and Urban Banks Department.

On his elevation as Chief General Manager, Shri Jena served in the Guwahati office of the Reserve Bank of India as Regional Director for all the seven North Eastern States from 2012 to 2014 and in February 2014 he was posted to the Central Accounts Section of Reserve Bank of India in Nagpur, wherein he is continuing in his present position.

Shri Deverakonda Diptivilasa (Non-official Director)

Shri Deverakonda Diptivilasa PhotoShri Deverakonda Diptivilasa, aged 61 years,  a retired Commissioner, Social Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, has been appointed as Part-time Non-official Director on the Board of Directors of the Bank by the Government of India, for a period of three years with effect from 25th April 2016.

Shri Diptivilasa, is an IAS (UP Cadre-1981) and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration. He has also completed Post Graduate Diploma in Development Economics (University of Manchester) and has first hand information of banking operations with special knowledge in Credit Administration and Development Economics.

Shri Diptivilasa is also specialized in finance at IIM, Ahmedabad with working experience as Financial Analyst in Punjab National Bank for over 4 years. In his career of approximately 33 years in the civil services, he has held several key positions in the State and Central Governments, including as  Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, as Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. and has been exposed to policy, managerial and implementation issues at various levels. Presently, he is engaged as short term consultant with the World Bank in the task of monitoring water related portfolio.

Shri Sushobhan Sarker- Shareholder Director

Shri Sushobhan Sarker Photo

  Shri Sushobhan Sarker, aged 60 years, hails from Mumbai. He is a graduate in B.Sc, a Diploma in Management Studies, and is a Master of Financial Management. He was earlier Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India, Director on the Board of Larsen and Toubro as LIC Nominee, and on the Board of L & T Infrastructure Development projects Ltd. He was also on the Board of Corporation Bank as shareholder Director from 23.08.2011 to 22.08.2014.

  He has 37 years of rich experience in Life Insurance Administration and specialises in the field of Finance, Insurance, Economics and Marketing. He assumes office as shareholder director of the Bank effective from 26.08.2014 for a period of three years till 25.08.2017.

Ms. Chitra Gouri Lal- Shareholder Director

Ms. Chitra Gouri Lal Photo

   Ms. Chitra Gouri Lal, 63 years of age, hailing from Noida in Uttar Pradesh, is a postgraduate in M.Sc(Fiscal Studies) M.Phil in Social Science, having Masters Diploma in Public Administration and an M.Sc in Physics. She has 36 years of rich experience. She joined the Indian Customs & Central Excise Service in 1974 and rose to the level of Special Secretary to Government of India and Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs, from which post she superannuated in November, 2010. She has had a rich and varied experience at all levels in the Department of Revenue, in the field as well as in the Ministry. She also worked on Central Deputation basis in the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Statistics and Planning and Ministry of Agriculture in different capacities, both at the middle, as well as the senior management levels. During her career she received training at the University of Bath, UK which led to a second Masters’ degree in Fiscal Studies. She has authored several important reports including one on Modernisation of the Indian Statistical System, another on Restructuring of Group B and C cadres of the Service. She assumes office as shareholder director of the Bank effective from 26.08.2014 for a period of three years till 25.08.2017.

Shri Ramesh Kumar Bhat, Shareholder Director

    Shri Ramesh Kumar Bhat PhotoShri Ramesh Kumar Bhat, aged 58 years, is a Research Fellow (Harward), Ph.d and an M.Phil. He is an Alumnus of Harward University and University of Delhi, Professor at IIM, Ahmedabad, is on the Board of ITI Ltd., a Board Member of BEML and an Advisor to the Ministry of HRD. He specialises in the field of Teaching, Research and Consulting in Corporate Finance. He is having 30 years of experience. He assumes office as shareholder director of the Bank effective from 26.08.2014 for a period of three years till 25.08.2017.