Board of Directors 

Board of Directors Brief Profile

 

 Sri. Salim Gangadharan 
 
Part-time Chairman (Independent Director)

 

 Mr. Salim Gangadharan  is the Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director of the Board of our Bank. Mr. Gangadharan holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Kerala. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has several years of experience in the Reserve Bank of India. He retired in October, 2013 as Principal Chief General Manager and Regional Director, RBI-Trivandrum. He has been on our Board since January, 2014.

 

    Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan 
  Managing Director & CEO

 

Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan  is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Bank w.e.f 01/10/2020. Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan holds Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Marketing from IIM – Bangalore. He has a work Experience of over 34 years. He retired from ICICI Bank as Senior General Manager at Strategic Project Group on May 30, 2020. He has varied experience in the entire banking industry in many facets of banking businesses both in domestic and international markets viz. Retail, SME, Corporate, Project Finance, International Business, Risk, Policy, BIU etc. apart from handling 8 regulators across various markets in Asia, MENA and South Africa.

 

 

Sri. V. J. Kurian

  Independent Director

 

 

Mr.V J Kurian  is a Non –Executive Independent Director on our Board. He retired from Indian Administrative Services(IAS) of 1983 batch in Kerala cadre as Additional Chief Secretary, water resources. During the tenure of services, Mr. Kurian held positions of Managing Director in various companies for a total period of 22 years. He has also served as the Managing Director of Cochin International Airport Ltd, CIAL infrastructures Ltd & CIAL duty free and retail services Ltd. Mr. Kurian has been on the Board of the Bank since March 23,2018.

 

Sri. 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.

Sri. 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 .

 

Sri. 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.

Sri. 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.

Smt. Radha Unni
Independent Director

 

Mrs. Radha Unni  retired as the Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Kerala Circle in December,2008. During the tenure in the Bank, held assignments in all aspects of banking with specialization in Corporate Credit and Project Appraisal of Small and Medium Enterprises. Her other assignments include Risk Management at the Corporate Centre of SBI, Mumbai, Non-Performing Asset (NPA) management, Business Process Re-engineering Programme of SBI, Transformational Change Management, Capital market operations with the SBI Capital Markets Ltd. etc.

After retirement from the SBI, she was engaged by the Bank in Management Audit and recruitment of its officers. Her other professional engagements include Independent Director on the Board of Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co.Ltd., Nitta Gelatin India Ltd., V-Guard Industries Ltd., Western India Plywoods Ltd., Axles India Ltd., Wil Car India Ltd. She has also served as Independent Director on the Board of CSB Bank Ltd , Muthoot Capital Services Ltd and Sundaram Home Finance Ltd..

Sri. 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.

 

 

 

 

 Directorship of our Board members in other Public Limited Companies: 

  • Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan, MD & CEO and Mr M George Korah , Independent 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 Broking Limited (CN) and Centrum Capital Limited
  • Mrs. Radha Unni, Independent Director, is a director on the Board of following Public Limited companies:
    • WESTERN INDIA PLYWOODS LIMITED
    • NITTA GELATIN INDIA LIMITED
    • V GUARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    • AXLES INDIA LIMITED
    • ROYAL SUNDARAM GENERAL INSURANCE CO. LIMITED
    • WIL CAR WHEELS LIMITED