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Shri Malladi Venkat Murali Krishna, Chairman

Shri Malladi Venkat Murali Krishna assumed charge as Executive Director of Central Bank of India with effect from 1st December, 2022 and the verticals of Human Capital Management, Retail, Agriculture, MSME, Information Technology, Digital Banking, Emerging Business, Bancassurance & Wealth Management Products are being headed by him. Before his elevation to this current position, Shri Murali Krishna was Chief General Manager of Bank of Baroda. His last posting in Bank of Baroda was Head of Corporate & Institutional Credit - Large Corporate.Shri Malladi Venkat Murali Krishna is an MBA in Banking and Finance. He began his career with Bank of Baroda as Probationary Officer and has over three decades of professional banking experience in leadership roles. His expertise extends to all major areas of banking, including Corporate Credit, International Operations, Rural and Agriculture Banking, Financial Inclusion, NRI business etc.

Shri Anil Girotra,Independent Director

Shri Anil Girotra has over 36 years of experience in Banking Operations and Administration. He was associated with Canara Bank for 33 years,was on deputation to Can Fin Homes Ltd., and headed London branch of Canara Bank.He served as Executive Director of Andhra Bank and was also a Director of India First Life Insurance Company Limited. He is a member on the enforcement committee of Micro Finance Institutions Networks.

Shri P. J. Thomas, Independent Director

Shri P. J. Thomas is Graduate in Science with B. Sc. (Hons), Master in Business Administration in Banking and Finance and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He started his career as a Bank Officer with Public Sector Bank, before moving to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an Officer and served in different capacities including as Regional Director, RBI, Bangalore. He has more than 30 years of rich and varied experience in Banking, Supervision, Regulatory framework and related areas. He was earlier on the Boards of public sector bank including Central Bank of India and Andhra Bank (merged with Union Bank of India in year 2020).

Shri Anuj Rastogi, Director, Nominee of National Housing Bank

Shri Anuj Rastogi is B. Tech, MBA, CAIIB and He has about 26 years of Working Experience with National Housing Bank in various functions such as Department of Supervision, Market Research Consultancy & Policy Department, MIS Cell, Board Secretariat and Government Schemes Department etc.

Shri. Mukul Dandige, Director, Nominee of Central Bank of India

Presently working as General Manager/ CFO of Central Bank of India holds a Bachelors degree in Science and is also Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers has got 37 years of Banking experience. Worked as a Branch head of a Large branch, Assistant General Manager at Corporate Finance Branch Mumbai, Regional Head of the country’s biggest Region, Headed Corporate Finance Branch New Delhi & headed Raipur Zone of the bank as Zonal Head before being elevated and posted in the present position.

Shri Vasti Venkatesh,Director, Nominee of Central Bank Of India

Mr. Vasti Venkatesh holds a Bachelor’s Degree and has done MBA in Banking & Finance. He is presently General Manager (Treasury/International Division) at Central Bank of India. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has more than 36 years of General experience in Banking in the areas of Treasury, Resources, Operations, Marketing etc. and worked in various positions such as Branch Head, Regional Head in various states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi. He also has experience of working as Dealer and Chief Dealer in Domestic Treasury.

Shri Kushal Pal, Managing Director

Shri Kushal Pal holds a post graduate degree in Arts & Certified Associate of Indian Institute Of Bankers (CAIIB). He has more than two decades of banking experience with Central Bank of India. His diverse assignments in various region & states (Jaipur, Sagar, Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad) at various stages include Senior Regional Manager, Regional Manager, Branch Manager.

Shri Y. Anil Kumar, Nominee Director, Central Bank of India

Shri Y. Anil Kumar holds a Master's degree in Science from Osmania University and Business Administration from IGNOU University and PG Cert. Course in Management from Central University and CAIIB. He has more than two decades of banking experience with Central Bank of India. His diverse assignments in various region & states (Hyderabad, Shahdol, Chennai, Mumbai) at various stages include Asst. Manager, Branch Manager, Senior Manager, Chief Manager, AGM, Dy. Gen. Manager