Anshula Kant, Dinesh Khara and Praveen Kumar Gupta are the aspirants for the top post at State Bank of India as its chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya completes her three-year term in September 2016. Besides being competent, all the three senior executives qualify for the post since they have a longer tenure -one which is a prerequisite for the post.
Anshula Kant Age 54, MA (Economics), DMD
Kant joined SBI as probationary officer in 1983 and was appointed CFO of the bank about six months ago. She is said to be a `hands-on’ commercial banker who also served as CEO in charge of SBI Singapore operations. Her strength lies in dealing with investors and stakeholders of the bank -a skill she developed when she was in charge of planning and performance review.
Dinesh Khara Age 53, M.Com, MBA and CAIIB, DMD
Khara, MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund, joined the bank as probationary officer in 1984 and rose to be chief general manager in charge of Bhopal circle. Pri or to this he was general manager in charge of associates and subsidiaries and also DGM in charge of consolidation of associate banks. His trump card could be his familiarity with the subsidiaries as well.
Praveen Kumar Gupta Age 55, MA
Gupta was recently elevated as the MD of the bank after serving as MD and CEO of SBI Capital Markets. His biggest strength is the experience he has gained in treasury. He was earlier CGM in charge of global markets and in May 2014 promoted was to CFO of the bank. His experience includes the Middle East and Africa.
Source: The Economic Times (Mumbai)
Date: 30th December, 2015.