Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi
Managing Director and CEO, 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 a 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. During his long career of 34 years in the Bank, he has held many challenging assignments, which include Banking operations, Development Sector, Corporate Communication and other assignments as below:
Dy. General Manager (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.
Asst. General Manager- LCPC, Noida- Front-led over 3500 branches chequebook maintenance and account opening functions, entailing 20% of the total branches of the bank in the country at that time with a team of 600 staff members working under one roof.
Regional Manager- (Retail Loan Portfolio), Ghaziabad| Asst. General Manager- (SMECCC), Dehradun |Asst. General Manager- (Tourism and Agriculture), Dehradun.
CSR is very close to his heart and he always strives for the welfare of the less fortunate & underprivileged in unreached areas of the Country.