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Profile of Shri. CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao

Shri CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao is a banker with over 34 years of rich experience and is presently the MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank. He holds degrees in B. Sc, LLB and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He started his banking career as a Probationary Officer in Bank of Maharashtra in 1985. Prior to assuming the position of MD & CEO, Punjab National Bank, he was MD & CEO of Allahabad Bank. Before this he served as Executive Director of Syndicate Bank since 15.9.2016. Shri Rao has held position as General Manager & Chief Financial Officer in Oriental Bank of Commerce. He had also worked as Assistant Vice President in erstwhile Global Trust Bank before joining OBC. During the course of his career, he has gained vast exposure in Credit, Information Technology, Recovery, Treasury, Risk Management, Management Information System, Retail Banking, Marketing, Publicity and Alternative Delivery Channels. Shri Rao presently is also the Deputy Chairman at Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) and is a member of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) as well, a standing committee constituted under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Key assignments and highlights of his Career include the following:

In his career spanning over three decades he has headed different branches covering Rural, Urban & Metro locations as well as headed various verticals like Information Technology, operations, cash management services and has also been a Core Member of IT Integration Project for merger of Two Banks.

Shri Rao has had the distinction of serving as General Manager in charge of various portfolios viz.

  • Chief Financial Officer, Alternate Delivery Channels
  • Information Technology.
  • Risk Management.
  • Treasury & International Banking.
  • Retail, Marketing & Publicity