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Rajnish Kumar to succeed Arundhati Bhattacharya as SBI chairman

Govt names Kumar as the new SBI chairman for a three-year term

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Rajnish Kumar

Rajnish Kumar, Managing Director of (SBI), was appointed the next chairman of the largest public sector bank today.

He will succeed Arundhati Bhattacharya, who is at present serving her one-year extension, that ends on Friday.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Kumar for a period of three years from October 7, according to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Kumar, who has been with since 1980, has worked across departments including credit, project finance, foreign exchange and retail banking. He also worked for overseas in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Before becoming MD, national banking group, in 2015, Kumar was heading the merchant banking arm of the bank, Capital Markets, as managing director and CEO. 

"It is indeed an honour to be entrusted with the leadership of at a time when India is best poised for growth. I look forward to serving  the bank to the best of my abilities along with the support of all my colleagues spread across the globe," said Kumar about his appointment. 

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 17:24 IST