Mr. O. P. Bhatt

Mr. O. P. Bhatt (63) is the former Chairman of SBI (State Bank of India).

O.P. Bhatt

Independent Director

Mr. O. P. Bhatt (63) is the former Chairman of SBI (State Bank of India). In the 36 years that Mr. Bhatt served at SBI, he worked on several important national and international assignments. Mr. Bhatt led SBI through challenging times by capitalising on the bank’s strengths. As Chairman of SBI, he was heading 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 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 Mr. Bhatt was Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association. He has also been a part of India’s eco-diplomacy as member of the Indo - US, Indo - Russia and Indo-French CEOs Forum. Presently, he is the Governor on the Board of Centre for Creative Leadership, USA.

Mr. Bhatt holds a Graduate degree in Physics and a Post Graduate degree in English literature (Gold Medal). 

Mr. Bhatt was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of the Company 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.

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