Mr. Venkattesh R

President & Head Operations, Technology & Human Resources

DCB Bank


Mr. Venkattesh R is currently the President & Head Operations, Technology & Human Resources, DCB Bank.  He completed his Bachelors in Commerce and Post Graduation in Personnel Management from XISS.  At DCB Bank he has been assiduously focusing on the turnaround and transformation of DCB Bank into a new age, third generation Bank.  He took up this role around 11 years back after being attracted by the challenges, complexities faced by the Bank then.  This role allows him to interface with the Board level and drive at a strategic top management level.
Prior to DCB he was with Standard Chartered Bank as Head - HR Countries.  During his stint there he worked on the integration of ANZ Grindlays with Standard Chartered Bank in 2000-02, was Business HR for Consumer Banking and had oversight of HR for Standard Chartered Finance.  During 2000-02 he was amongst those directly leading the setting up of Scope International at Chennai and was involved in the MBP (Multi Business Processing) Project in terms of migrating the global banking back office to Chennai.  In his last role he worked closely with Standard Chartered Bank's HR teams across 56 countries, Global HR and Business HR teams and CEO's in driving the strategic agenda of the Bank. Prior to Banking he was in the Oil & Energy sector and worked closely with Sales and Marketing teams, the shop floor and was involved in Industrial Relations & HRD practices.
For demonstrating excellence in all his endeavours and in recognition of his contribution in the field of HR and in transforming DCB Bank the Bombay Management Association in association with IBS-Mumbai have honoured him with “Achiever of Excellence Award” in 2011.
For driving technology excellence the International Data Corporation (IDC) have honoured him with The “Digital Business Leader Award” very recently in December 2015.