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Core Executive Team

Core Executive Team

Mr. Romesh Sobti

Managing Director & CEO


Mr Romesh Sobti is a career banker with 42 years of experience in all 3 sectors of banking - public, foreign and private. He took over as Managing Director & CEO of IndusInd Bank Ltd. during the financial year 2007-08. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Sobti was the Executive Vice President – Country Executive, India and Head, UAE and Sub-Continent, at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. He joined ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in November 1990 and over a 17 year period, was CEO for 12 years. In his banking career, Mr Sobti has been associated with ANZ Grindlays Bank plc (now Standard Chartered Bank) and State Bank of India in the past. He holds a Bachelors Degree (Honours) in Electrical Engineering and has also done a Diploma in Corporate Laws and Secretarial Practice.

Mr. Paul Abraham

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Paul Abraham is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), at IndusInd Bank. and is responsible for all the Support functions including IT of the Bank. Mr. Abraham has approximately 30 years of work experience. He joined ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in January 1993 and was associated with the Bank in various capacities, both in India and abroad. Before joining IndusInd Bank, Mr. Abraham held the position of Managing Director, ABN AMRO Central Enterprise Services (ACES), for about 3 years. Mr. Abraham started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank (now Standard Chartered Bank), way back in 1982. His strength lies in establishing and managing complex businesses to deliver aggressive results by managing the internal as well as external business environment. Mr. Abraham  has a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management (Finance) from IIM Ahmedabad.

Mr. Sumant Kathpalia

Head, Consumer Banking


A qualified Chartered Accountant, he has over 20 years of rich experience in banking, having worked with prestigious foreign banks like Citibank N.A. and Bank of America. Prior to joining IndusInd Bank, he was the Head – Consumer Banking at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. He has been associated with ABN AMRO Bank for 8 years. He has had a vast variety of experience in consumer banking, project management, credit cards, bancassurance, wealth management and consumer finance.

Mr. Suhail Chander

Head, Corporate & Commercial Banking


He was Head, Corporate & Commercial Banking for Singapore and Malaysia with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. With over 25 years of rich exposure in the banking sector, which includes 17 years in ABN AMRO N.V., he joined the Bank with the wide experience of working in various geographical locations in India and South-East Asia. His strengths are important functions of banking like SME Financing, Wealth Management, Corporate Banking and Corporate Risk Management.

Mr. K. S. Sridhar

Risk Management


With over 17 years of specialized experience of handling bank-wide Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank N.V., he brings with him tremendous insight into all aspects of risk management, spanning across all client segments. He holds a Masters in Financial Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has over 37 years of banking experience.

Mr. Ramesh Ganesan

Head, Transaction Banking Group


He brings with him more than two decades of rich experience in Transaction Banking which broadly includes Cash Management, Supply Chain Financing, Payments/Remittances, Trade Services and Trade Finance Business in India for Global Clients, Large Corporates, Financial Institutions, Mid-market, SME and Govt banking clients. He was the Executive Director and Head of Transaction Banking at ABN AMRO Bank. He is an MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Mr. S V Zaregaonkar

Chief Financial Officer


He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Post graduate in Commerce and a Law Graduate with CAIIB. He started his career as lecturer in Commerce in 1978. He joined Dena Bank in 1980 and had various stints in Branch Management and Credit before moving into the Accounts and Finance Department of the Bank. He joined IndusInd Bank in 1995 as Assistant Vice President in the Banking Operations & Administration Department. At present, he is Executive Vice President & CFO of the Bank.

Mr. Arun Khurana

Head, Global Markets Group


He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with over 25 years of experience, across various Markets, Geographies & Product segments. Before joining the Bank, he was working with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) - Singapore, as the Regional Head for Corporate Solutions for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to moving to RBS - Singapore, he was the Head of Global Markets for RBS – India, where he built a successful franchise with leadership positions across Trading, Sales, Equities and Debt Origination. At IndusInd Bank, he is responsible for the Global Markets Business of the Bank which comprises of Money Markets and Balance Sheet Management (ALM); Trading in Rates, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives (including options) and Credit; Bullion; Institutional & Corporate Sales and Structured Solutions.

Mr. S. V. Parthasarathy

Head, Consumer Finance Division


Mr. S. V. Parthasarathy, Head – Consumer Finance Division, IndusInd Bank Ltd. is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years of experience in Automobile, Finance and Banking industry. Starting his career in Ashok Leyland Ltd. in 1980, he held varied responsibilities before moving over to Ashok Leyland Finance Ltd. in 1991 where he grew to the position of Executive Director in charge of Vehicle Finance business. He also held position as the Managing Committee Member of Equipment Leasing Association and Finance Industry Development Council.

Mr. Zubin Mody

Head, Human Resources


He has completed his graduation from Mumbai University with Honors in Physics and has a Management Degree in Personnel Management & Human Resources from XLRI, Jamshedpur(1993). He joined IndusInd Bank in December 2005 and currently heads the HR Function for the Bank. Prior to this, he was heading the HR function at ICICI Lombard. He joined ICICI Ltd. in 1999 as Assistant Vice President in Mumbai and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2000. At ICICI Bank, he was responsible for Performance Management and Compensation. In 2001, he went on to head the HR function at ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. Before joining ICICI, he worked with well-known FMCG organizations, such as Marico Industries Ltd. and Heinz India Pvt.Ltd., handling Organization Development, Performance Management, Compensation, Recruitment and Training.

Mr Sanjeev Anand

Country head- Commercial Banking and Deputy Head - Corporate & Commercial Banking


An engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from McGill University, Montréal, Canada with a Major in International Finance & Marketing, he has a total work experience of 27 years, 25 of them in banking. His last assignment was with ABN Amro Bank as Head – Commercial Banking. He worked with BNP Paribas for 3 years prior to joining ABN Amro. At ABN, he has worked in various areas of Corporate and Commercial Banking. He is credited with setting up ABN Amro’s SME/MM franchise in India and under his leadership, this model grew at a CAGR of 80 per cent during the last five years. His strengths are setting up new businesses.

Mr. Sanjay Mallik

Head, Investor Relations & Strategy


He has over 25 years’ experience in Banking and has worked in diverse positions at Standard Chartered Bank India (Operations and Relationship Management), ABN AMRO Bank N.V. India (Branch Banking and as CFO) and ANZ New Zealand (Business Development and Strategy). Prior to joining IndusInd Bank, he was based out of New Zealand, operating his own Financial Consulting and Commercial Mortgage broking firm.

Ms. Roopa Satish

Country Head - Corporate, Institutions & Investment Banking


An alumnus of IIM Lucknow in Finance & Marketing, Roopa Satish is a career banker with over 24 years of experience in domestic and multinational banks. At IndusInd bank as CII Head, she is responsible for the Large Corporates , PSU , Financial Institutions and the Capital Markets Division. She also heads Investment Banking which was set up by her in 2008. Prior to her IBL stint, she worked with ABN Amro and BNP Paribas across various Wholesale Banking Businesses.

Mr. Ramaswamy Meyyappan

Chief Risk Officer


A qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA (University of Florida, USA), he has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. As Chief Risk Officer at IndusInd Bank, he is responsible for managing the various risk stripes as well as Financial Restructuring & Recovery. Started his career as a stock broker / portfolio manager with a leading equity brokerage firm in Chennai. When Infrastructure Development Finance Company was incorporated in 1997, he joined them as one of the initial employees and was involved in project finance appraisals. After a brief stint with GE Capital Finance, he started his career as a banker. His banking experience over the last 14 years has been gained while working with well-known foreign banks like Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., of which the last 11 years has been spent working across various risk management roles. His last assignment was with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Mumbai where he spent 5.5 years with his last role there being as Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Bijayananda Pattanyak

EVP - Head-Gems Jewellery, Gems & Jewellery


Mr Biju Pattanaik is a career banker with 34 years of experience in Public, Foreign & Private sector Banks. Started as a Probationary officer in 1984 with State Bank Group & moved in 1997 to ABN AMRO Bank NV. Worked as a Regional Manager, Asia and member Global management team of IDJG. ABN AMRO appointed him Country Executive, India in 2010 for their planned return to India. He joined IndusInd Bank in August 2015 from Royal Bank of Scotland where he worked as a Managing Director & member Global Management Team IDGJ of ABN AMRO bank cohabiting with RBS. He has a Masters Degree and is a certified associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.