Board of Directors 

Board of Directors Brief Profile

 

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 Mr. V. J. Kurian 
 
Part-time Chairman (Independent Director)

 

Mr. V J Kurian is the Non-Executive Part Time Chairman (Independent Director) of the Bank. He has retired from Indian Administrative Services (IAS) of 1983 batch in Kerala cadre as Additional Chief Secretary, Water Resources. During the tenure of services, Sri Kurian held positions of Managing director in various companies for a period of 23+ years.

Mr. Kurian has served as the Managing director of Cochin International Airport Ltd. and was Director of CIAL Infrastructure Limited, CIAL Duty free and Retail Services Limited, Air Kerala International Services Limited, Cochin International Aviation Services Limited, Kerala Waterways Infrastructures Limited and Kerala Infrastructure Fund Management Limited. He was also director of Kerala Irrigation Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Flavourit Spices Trading Limited, Kochi Metro Rail Limited, Kannur International Airport Limited, Cochin Smart Mission Limited. Mr. Kurian has been on the Board of the Bank as Independent Director since March 23,2018 and appointed as Non-Executive Part Time Chairman of the Bank w.e.f November 02, 2023.

 

 

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    Mr. P R Seshadri 
  Managing Director & CEO

 

Mr. P R Seshadri   is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank w. e. f 01/10/2023. He is an accomplished banker with experiences spanning multiple businesses, functional lines and geographies. He has significant experiences in enterprise level management and in the management of all key commercial banking business lines and he has substantial experience in successfully managing investors, boards and regulatory relationships in multiple geographies. Mr. P R Seshadri is a respected business leader with a proven track record of building and leading large teams to execute and deliver complex business objectives. He demonstrated his ability in creating new businesses as well as in problem solving. He is successful in scaling businesses – both existing and new – taking advantage of new technologies and new market opportunities.

He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Mr. P R Seshadri has served as, amongst other positions as, Managing Director & CEO of The Karur Vysya Bank Limited (KVB), Managing Director & Regional Sales and Distribution Head, Citibank N.A., Asia Pacific, Singapore, Managing Director & Regional Head of Lending, Businesses, Citibank N.A., Asia Pacific, Singapore, Managing Director CitiFinancial Consumer Finance India Limited (CCFIL), India, Marketing Director, Citibank N.A, India Branches, Head of Structured Finance & Managing Director, CFRSIL & Integration Manager - Associates India Limited, Head of Banking Collections, Citibank N.A, India, Head of Automobile Finance -Northern India, Head of Community Banking, Northern India, and Mortgage Business, Head – Southern India, Citi India.

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Mr. M George Korah
Independent Director

 

 

Mr. M.George Korah  is an Independent Director on our Board. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a qualified Information System Auditor and was a rank holder in the I.S. Examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a partner of M/s Korah & Korah, Chartered Accountants, has been in practice for over 30 years. Mr. Korah is a trustee of Greenstorm Foundation, Cochin (Not for Profit Public Registered Trust), Trustee of Asset Foundation and financial consultant to several business organizations including Information Technology companies. Mr. Korah has been on the Board of the Bank since August 31,2018.

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Mr. Pradeep M Godbole
Independent Director

 

 

Mr. Pradeep M Godbole  is a Non Executive Independent Director in our Board. He is a Chartered Accountant with 30+ years of Banking, Technology, Consulting, Auditing, Accounting and Management experience. He has held senior management positions at reputation organizations – Big 4 consulting firm like Ernst & Young; IT organizations like Oracle Financial Services Software (OFSS) & Wipro. Mr. Godbole is currently working on capability building initiatives and is a guest faculty at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Mr Godbole is also a Director of Riskintellect Solutions Private Limited, Risk and Compliance Professional Association (Not for Profit Organization) and Independent Director of Belief Impex Private Limited and he has been on the Board of the Bank with effect from 26th March ,2019 .

 

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Mr. Paul Antony
Non- executive Director

 

Mr. Paul Antony  is a Non-Executive Director on our Board. He retired from Indian Administrative Services(IAS) as Chief Secretary, Kerala. During the tenure of services, Mr. Paul Antony held positions of Managing Director and Director in various companies for a total period of more than 21 years. Mr. Paul Antony has helmed major government bodies in Kerala. His areas of expertise include industries promotion, export promotion, infrastructure development including in the ports and power sector, taxation, public distribution system, and development of the weaker sections. He has also served as MD of SUPPLYCO, Chairman of Cochin Port Trust and KSEB Ltd., Additional Chief Secretary of Industries Department and Power Department, and Commissioner of Commercial Taxes Department. Mr. Paul Antony has been on the Board of the Bank since September 29, 2020.

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Mr. R A Sankara Narayanan
Independent Director

 

Mr. R A Sankara Narayanan  is an Additional Director (Independent Non-Executive Director) representing Majority Category- Banking. He holds a post-graduate degree in Public Administration and has also done MBA in Finance, CAIIB, PGDPM, PGDFM, DTIRM, DCP and BRM. During his reign as Executive Director of Bank of India starting from May 2015, he had handled the treasury, corporate credit, recovery, risk management and compliance departments. He was also in-charge of the departments namely international banking, retail, HR, IT, planning and finance. He has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vijaya Bank in September 2017. He has been designated as the MD and CEO of Canara Bank w.e.f. April 1,2019 till his superannuation in January, 2020. Mr. R A Sankara Narayanan has been on the Board of the Bank since October 15, 2020.

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Mr. Benny P. Thomas
Non- executive Director

 

Mr. Benny P. Thomas  is a law graduate and enrolled at the Bar in the year 1988. He initiated his practice in the stream of Civil Law and later gained substantial depth in Labour Law providing professional legal services to companies including big Corporates.
Mr. Benny P. Thomas's niche expertise in the field has been sought by the Bench in multiple cases as Amicus Curiae and he is sought for his wisdom, pragmatic approach and holistic vision, for providing opinions not only to Corporates but also the Department of Labour, Govt. of Kerala.
Mr. Benny P. Thomas is also a passionate educator and is a ready reckoner who is equally sought after for delivering lectures, panel discussions, on the subject for corporate houses across the Country.
Mr. Benny P Thomas now heads M/s Thomas & Thomas, a promising and fast growing boutique Law Firm established in 2017 providing services in the streams of Labour Law, Civil Law, Cyber Law, Taxation Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Conciliation etc.

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Mrs. Lakshmi Ramakrishna Srinivas
Independent Director

 

Mrs. Lakshmi Ramakrishna Srinivas  is a Seasoned banker with extensive work experience of over 38 years in State Bank of India, banking behemoth, in various capacities. She holds BA (Hons), MA, CAIIB-Part-I. She started her banking career as a probationary officer of State Bank of India in 1985 and has superannuated as Chief General Manager & Head-Strategic Training Unit in June, 2023.
During the tenure in SBI, she has held assignments in all aspects of banking with specialization in Credit Management (Corporate and Retail) and Strategic training. Other assignments include:

  • Director – State Bank Staff College (SBSC), Hyderabad.
  • Sr Faculty (Credit), State Bank Staff College (SBSC), Hyderabad.
  • Field Officer in credit intensive branches.
  • Branch Head/ P-Division Head in Retail Branches.
  • Vice President (Credit) at New York branch, USA
  • Team Leader in Corporate Accounts Group Branch.
  • Head of Mid Corporate Branch.

 

 

 

 

 Directorship of our Board members in other Public Limited Companies: 

  • Mr M George Korah (Independent Director) ,Mr. P R Seshadri (Managing Director & CEO) and Mr Benny P. Thomas (Non- executive Director) on the Board of SIB Operations and Services Ltd ( Wholly owned Subsidiary of The South Indian Bank Ltd).
  • Mr. R A Sankara Narayanan, Independent Director is a Director on the Board of Centrum Wealth Limited and Centrum Capital Limited.