SBI to reshuffle HR and tech departments

The Bank now has Om Prakash Mishra as DMD (HR) & corporate development officer, Ravindra Pandey as DMD & CIO, and Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh as DMD (strategy) & chief digital officer


State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to reshuffle its human resources and technology departments. Three senior and tenured executives of the largest commercial bank in the country have been elevated and bestowed with additional responsibilities.

Om Prakash Mishra who was recently promoted to the role of deputy managing director (DMD) will now be DMD (HR) and corporate development officer (CDO). He has spent a good 34 and a half years at the Bank and was earlier the chief general manager, Hyderabad Circle. He has served SBI in various positions in different geographical locations, including regional manager at its regional business office, Muzaffarpur, DGM- B&O, at Bilaspur and Lucknow as well as network general manager in Guwahati and Delhi Circles.

Mishra will step into the shoes of Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh, who will now move on to the role of DMD (strategy) and chief digital officer. Singh has been associated with SBI for almost two decades. Having joined as chief manager, specialised commercial branch, in 2004, he has held important roles in retail banking, credit, HR and international banking. For over two years, he served as the chief general manager, at the Bank’s local head office in Chandigarh. For about six years, this alumnus of S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), was the CEO for SBI in Frankfurt, Germany. Singh has completed a year’s authentic leadership development programme from the Harvard Business School Executive Education and also holds a certificate from in leadership from the Indian School of Business.

Another change will be seen in the position of Ravindra Pandey, who earlier held the post of DMD (strategy) & chief digital officer. He will henceforth be DMD and chief information officer (CIO) at SBI. In the new role, Pandey will head the entire information technology ecosystem for the Bank and also lead the operations of the Bank’s core banking system, digital channels as well as 400+ applications. He will be responsible for future proofing SBI through the implementation of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics, robotics, blockchain and so on.

Pandey, an alumnus of IIM, Lucknow, has also served as director at YES Bank for less than a year. He has been associated with SBI since 2014. He has expertise in digital transformation, digital banking, payment solutions, retail, corporate and international banking. He has also headed SBI’s Paris (France) operations as CEO.

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