Shri CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao is a banker with over 35 years of rich experience and is presently the MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank. He has joined the Board of PNB MetLife with effect from January 27, 2020.
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 for one year. During this period, the organisational restructuring was implemented for efficient functioning of the Bank.
Before this he served as Executive Director of Syndicate Bank since 15.9.2016. Shri Rao has held various positions in Oriental Bank of Commerce including as General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, as Regional Head, Bangalore. 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, Digital Banking, Retail Banking and Marketing & Publicity.
Shri Rao presently is also the Deputy Chairman at Indian Banks’ 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.
Shri Rao is also the Chairman, Governing Board of the National Institute of Banking Studies & Corporate Management (NIBSCOM), Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He is also the Chairman of the IBA’s Standing Committee on MSME.
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.
- Information Technology
- Risk Management
- Treasury & International Banking
- Digital Banking
- Retail, Marketing & Publicity
National / International Programs attended:
- Executive Development Program at IIM, Ahmedabad.
- CRM & Predictive Analytics Program at IDRBT / University of Ghent, Belgium.
- Program on Information Security & Assurance at IDRBT /Buffalo, USA.
- Leadership Development Program at ASCI, Hyderabad.