CH S S Mallikarjuna Rao
Shri CH S S Mallikarjuna Rao


Punjab National Bank & Deputy Chairman, Indian Banks Association

Shri CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao is a banker with over 35 years of experience and is presently the MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank.

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. Prior to this he also served as the Executive Director of Syndicate Bank. Shri Rao has held various positions in the Oriental Bank of Commerce including General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, as well as the Regional Head, Bangalore. He had also worked as Assistant Vice President in the 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, management information system, retail banking, marketing, publicity and digital banking.

Shri Rao presently is also the Deputy Chairman at Indian Bank’s 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.

in his career spanning over three decades key assignments and highlights of his career include heading different branches in rural, urban & metro locations as well as heading various verticals like Information Technology, operations, cash management services. He has also been a core member of the IT Integration Project for merger of two banks.

Shri Rao has had the distinction of serving as General Manager in charge of various portfolios including Chief Financial Officer, Digital Banking; Information Technology; Risk Management; Treasury & International Banking and Retail, Marketing & Publicity.

He has attended various National and International Programs including an Executive Development Program at IIM, Ahmedabad; CRM & Predictive Analytics Program at IDRBT, University of Ghent, Belgium; Program on Information Security & Assurance at Buffalo, USA; and Leadership Development Program at ASCI, Hyderabad.

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