O. P. Bhatt
Mr O. P. Bhatt (70) was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Unilever Limited in December 2011. He is a Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Company.
Mr Bhatt is the former Chairman of SBI (State Bank of India). In the 37 years that Mr Bhatt served at SBI, he worked on several national and international assignments. He led SBI through challenging times by leveraging & nurturing the Bank’s strengths. As Chairman of SBI, he headed the largest financial group in India, comprising, in addition to SBI, seven associate Banks, five international banking subsidiaries and nine financial services companies in India. Under his leadership, SBI rose in market share, market cap and on the Global List rankings of Fortune 500.
Mr Bhatt was nominated ‘Banker of the Year’ by Business Standard and CNN – IBN Indian of the Year for Business in 2007. Mr Bhatt was Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association. He has also been a part of India’s eco-diplomacy as a member of the Indo – US, Indo – Russia and Indo-French CEO’s Forum.
Mr Bhatt holds a Graduate degree in Physics and a Post Graduate degree in English literature.