Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi assumed charge of SBI Foundation as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in 2017. He is a post-graduate in commerce and is an experienced sustainability and CSR executive. An MBA in Finance, Shri Rekhi joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in the year 1984. He has 35 years of solid experience in Banking operations, Development Sector, Corporate Communication. Shri Rekhi has been actively involved in scaling up SBI’s social media presence as a General Manager. During his stint, the bank’s social media witnessed a transformation and growth. It was judged as the number 1 Brand in the world among Banks using social media as per the Financial Brand’s Power 100 Ranks - Banks Q1 2017. He was awarded as one of the top 5 CMOs of the country for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 by IAA (International Advertising Association). He is keenly interested in social welfare and is a key leader in planning initiatives for the SBI Foundation. Under his guidance, SBI Foundation has touched the lives of more than 10 lakh beneficiaries through various projects and received due accolades for the CSR initiatives from reputed institutions like ETNOW, ABP News, CMAI and many others.