Shri Rajnish Kumar


Shri Rajnish Kumar assumed charge as Chairman on 7th October 2017. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director (National Banking Group) from 2nd November 2015 to 6th October 2017. Prior to this, he was holding a charge as Managing Director (Compliance & Risk) of State Bank of India from 26th May, 2015. Shri Rajnish Kumar was heading SBI Capital Markets Limited (the Merchant Banking arm of State Bank of India) as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, prior to becoming Managing Director in SBI.

Shri Rajnish Kumar has been with the State Bank of India for over three decades, having joined the Bank as a Probationary Officer in 1980. An M.Sc. in Physics, apart from CAIIB, Shri Kumar has held several key assignments across various business verticals, including two overseas assignments in Canada and U.K. He has vast experience in handling large credit, project finance, foreign exchange and retail banking. Shri Kumar has held such important positions as Dy. General Manager, Pune Zone; General Manager (NW-II), Mumbai; Regional Head, SBI(UK); Chief General Manager, North East Circle and Chief General Manager, Project Finance. Shri Kumar is an avid traveller and has visited several countries. He loves sports and is a good player of badminton.

Shri Dinesh Khara

Managing Director (Risk, IT and Subsidiaries)

Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara is the Managing Director of Risk, IT and Subsidiaries of SBI. He holds a Board level position in the Bank supervising the Risk, Information Technology, and businesses of SBI’s  subsidiaries. The subsidiaries are engaged in diverse financial activities such as Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Custodial Services, Primary Dealership, Investment Banking, Broking, Credit Cards, Pension Funds and Factoring services.

Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara, did his Masters in Business Administration from FMS New Delhi and is a post-graduate in Commerce. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Shri  Khara joined SBI as Probationary Officer in 1984 and has over 31 years of experience in all facets of Commercial banking such as Retail Credit, SME/Corporate Credit, deposit mobilization, international banking operations, branch management, etc.

Prior to being appointed as Managing Director of State Bank of India, Shri Khara was the MD & CEO of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Limited (SBIMF).

Shri Prashant Kumar

Deputy Managing Director & Corporate Development Officer, State Bank of India

Shri Prashant Kumar joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in 1983. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) of the Bank. He was the Chief General Manager of Kolkata Circle of SBI. He has been General Manager of Mumbai Circle of the Bank. He was posted at SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai, as Deputy General Manager (Industrial Relation) and had also worked as a Faculty in State Bank Academy, Gurgaon, with diverse experience in the fields of credit, Human Resources and training systems.

His notable assignment also includes his stint as Chairman of Purvanchal Gramin Bank, Gorakhpur and is credited for the tectonic changes in business levels and performance of the Bank

He is a Science Graduate and LLB from Delhi University.

Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, SBI Foundation

Shri. Mahendra Kumar Rekhi assumed charge of SBI Foundation as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer on 10th April 2017.

A Post Graduate in Commerce, Shri Rekhi joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in the year 1984. Presently he is spearheading SBI Foundation, a CSR arm of SBI.

Prior to his present assignment, he worked as General Manager (Social Media) & General Manager (Corporate Communication & Change Management). During his stint as General Manager (Social Media & Marketing) Bank’s social media presence got due fillip in as much as it is now the No. 1 Brand in the world among Banks using social media as per the Financial Brand’s Power 100 Ranks – Banks Q 1 2017. The follower base of it’s Facebook account crossed 1 crore a number which is highest in the world among Banks. Bank’s YouTube Channel also witnessed unprecedented growth in viewership with the result that it is now at No. 1 position worldwide among Banks. The Twitter handle of the Bank which is No.2 in the world among Banks, during this period was continuously among the top 5 brands for 8 weeks as per Twitter Advertising Index and was the top brand in 3 weeks. It is the No. 1 banking brand in India. As far as presence on LinkedIn and Pinterest is concerned, the real barometer of acceptability on social media platforms is engagement. In that space also during this period, SBI LinkedIn account became the No.1 brand among Banks leaving behind even deeply entrenched private sector players.

As DGM (PR), Shri Rekhi was adjudged as one of the top 5 CMOs of the country for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 by IAA (International Advertising Association). As a career Banker, he gained experience in various facets of Banking like Large Corporate Credits, Retail Operations, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, SME Advances etc.

CSR is very close to his heart and he always strives for the welfare of the less fortunate & under privileged in unreached areas of the Country. His interests include reading & Yoga.