About Us
  • Genesis
  • Board of Directors
  • Senior Management

Genesis

We are one of the oldest private sector banks in India with a history of over 98 years, and a strong base in Kerala along with significant presence in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. We offer a wide range of products and services to our overall customer base of 1.3 million as on March 31, 2019, with particular focus on SME, retail, and NRI customers. We deliver our products and services through multiple channels, including 414 branches (excluding three service branches and two asset recovery branches) and 277 ATMs spread across 16 states and four union territories as on March 31, 2019, and various alternate channels such as micro ATMs, debit cards, internet banking, mobile banking, point of sale services, and UPI. We believe with our focus on quality of service and nurturing long term relationship with our customers, we have developed a well-recognized and trusted brand in south India, particularly in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

While our Bank has a long operating history as a traditional bank, we are currently focusing on implementing strategic changes in business model to function efficiently as a full service new age private sector bank backed by our new globally reputed promoter - FIHM. To this end, we are re-aligning our organizational set-up for efficiently driving our operations and business strategy, wherein branches will be responsible only for deposits, cross-selling, and customer servicing, and all loan products will be driven by dedicated teams, with each business team operating as a profit centre. We are in the process of rebranding ourselves to ‚ÄúCSB Bank Limited‚ÄĚ to address region and community related perceptional issues associated with our previous brand name. We are engaged in lateral hiring along with hiring of new recruits by offering market based compensation with a performance linked variable pay component, including employee stock option plans, which will align our employees‚Äô interest with the performance of our Bank. We are adopting a partnership based approach for sourcing business for certain products and for select operational functions instead of developing in-house capabilities for each function, which will help us to scale up in a more efficient manner. We are also expanding our products suite, services, and digital banking platform, with investments in technology aimed at improving our customers' experience, making it easier for them to interact with us, and offering them a range of products tailored to their financial needs.

Vision Statement

"CSB endeavours to be a leading South India Based bank striving to excel in bringing products that satisfy the needs of targeted client segments, backed by excellent service ‚Äď through our branches and technology driven initiatives in a compliant and regulated manner. For our Employees, we want to create a culture of Pride ‚Äď driven by performance and productivity that should eventually result in sustainable growth in business and deliver superior returns to our Shareholders."

Board of Directors

Board of directors

Mr. Madhavan Karunakaran Menon

Chairman

Flat No.702, SUPREME PEARL, 17th Road, Khar (West), Mumbai ‚Äď 400052

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Mr. Madhavan Karunakaran Menon is the Part ‚Äď time Chairman and a Non ‚Äď executive Director of our Bank. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree and a master‚Äôs degree in business administration from the George Washington University. He is also qualified for the award of ‚ÄúIndian School Certificate‚ÄĚ in division two issued by the University of Cambridge. He has over 30 years of experience in the finance and banking sector. He has previously worked with ANZ Grindlays Bank Limited, Citibank N.A., Emirates Bank International, Birla Capital International AMC Limited in the past. He is currently on the chairman and managing director of Thomas Cook (India) Limited and has been on our Board since September 3, 2018.

Mr. Rajendran Chinna Veerappan

Managing Director & CEO

Apartment No.1091, Sobha Topas,9th floor, Tower -1, Sobha City,Puzhakkal, Thrissur -680553.

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Mr. Rajendran Chinna Veerappan is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University and is an associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He previously served as the chief executive of the Association of Mutual Funds in India and is currently responsible for overall management and expansion of our Bank. He has over 40 years of experience in banking and finance sector and was previously associated with Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank and Bank of Maharashtra. He has been on our Board since November 24, 2016.

Mr. Thomas Mathew

Independent Director

A-801, Vivarea, Sane Guruji Marg, Saat Raasta, Jacob Circle, Mumbai ‚Äď 400011

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Mr. Thomas Mathew is an Independent Director of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s in commerce degree from the University of Kerala. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has around 34 years of experience in finance sector. In the past, he has worked with Lovelock & Lewes, Chartered Accountants and has served as a director on the central board of State Bank of India in the past. He has been on our Board since April 24, 2017.

Mr. Sumit Maheshwari

Non-Executive Director

C, 6th floor, Cnergy, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400 025.

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Mr. Sumit Maheshwari is the Non ‚Äď executive Director of our Bank. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs and a master‚Äôs degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai. He is a certified associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has completed the post graduate programme in management from the Indian School of Business. He has over 10 years of experience in finance sector. Previously, he has worked with KPMG and is currently the managing director and chief executive officer of Fairbridge Capital Private Limited. He has been on our Board since September 3, 2018.

Ms. Bhama Krishnamurthy

Independent Director

Flat No.401, Avarsekars Srushti, Old Prabhadevi Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400025.

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Ms. Bhama Krishnamurthy is an Independent Director of our Bank. She holds a master’s degree in science from the University of Mumbai. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of banking and small scale industry. She has served as the chief general manager of the Small Industries Development Bank of India in the past. She has been on our Board since September 3, 2018.

Mr. Aravamuthan Madhavan

Independent Director

1A, Svethaa, 2/15, 9th Cross Street, Shatri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai ‚Äď 600020.

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Mr. Aravamuthan Madhavan is an Independent Director of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in arts from the University of Madras. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over 36 years of experience in the banking and finance sector. He has served as the director of the Bank of Rajasthan and has been in service with the Reserve Bank of India in the past and has been on our Board since December 13, 2018.

Mr. Syed Nagoor Ali Jinnah

Independent Director

The Habiba, 10, GN Main Street, New Selvam Nagar, Trichy - 620 001.

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Mr. Syed Nagoor Ali Jinnah is an Independent Director of our Bank. He has completed post graduate diploma in management (agriculture) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed the course of junior associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and certified associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (rural banking) from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He has about 34 years of experience in agricultural and rural banking sector and has worked with NABARD in the past. He has been on our Board since March 6, 2019.

Senior Management

Senior Management

Mr. Prem Kumar Thampi

Head - Wholesale Banking
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Mr. Prem Kumar Thampi is the Head (Wholesale Banking) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (honours) and master’s degree in science from Banaras Hindu University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Directors and has over 30 years of experience in the field of banking and treasury. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with the State Bank of India, Bank M (Tanzania) Limited and ICICI Bank Limited. He has been associated with our Bank since 2015.

Mr. P. V. Antony

Chief Risk Officer
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Mr. P. V. Antony is the Chief Risk Officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Calicut. Further he is a fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also an associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining our Bank, he was working with the Canara Bank and has over 35 years of experience in the field of banking. He has been associated with our Bank since 1984.

Mr. Jayashankar T

Head - Human Resources
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Mr. Jayashankar T. is the Head (Human Resources) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in arts from University of Madras. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Bharathidasan University. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of management. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with Madras Fertilisers Limited, Standard Motor Products of India Limited and Indian Bank and has been associated with our Bank since 2017.

Mr. Bharath Mani

Head - Retail Banking
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Mr. Bharath Mani is the Head (Retail Banking) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts (honours course) from University of Delhi and a post graduate diploma in business management from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of banking. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with the Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. and has been associated with our Bank since 2014.

Mr. Sekhar Rao

Head - Operations
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Mr. Sekhar Rao is the Head (Operations) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Pune. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of banking. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with the RBL Bank Limited, ING Vysya Bank Limited and ICICI Bank Limited. He has been associated with our Bank since 2014.

Ms. Veluthattil Maheswari

Chief Financial Officer
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Ms. Veluthattil Maheswari is the Chief Financial Officer of our Bank. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has over 25 years of experience in the banking sector. She has been associated with our Bank since 1994 and is inter alia, responsible for finalization and reporting of accounts, balance sheet management and profit planning, cost management, tax planning, capital adequacy planning and management and coordinating the capital raising activities of our Bank.

Mr. Sijo Varghese

Company Secretary
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Mr. Sijo Varghese is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Calicut and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Mahatma Gandhi University. He is an associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of compliance. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with Kerala Ayurveda Limited, AJS & Associates, BNA Technology Consulting Limited and Kancor Ingredients Limited and has been associated with our Bank since 2007. He is responsible for executing the orders of our Board regarding administration of our Bank and acts as an advisor to our Board in the matters related to compliance of securities law and for redressal of investor grievance.

Mr. Vincy Louis Pallissery

Chief Compliance Officer
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Mr. Vincy Louis Pallissery is the Chief Compliance Officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Calicut. He has completed diploma in management from Indira Gandhi National Open University and is an associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over 35 years of experience in banking sector and has been associated with our Bank since 1981. He retired in April 2019 from our Bank on attaining superannuation and thereafter joined our Bank in June 2019 on a contractual basis.

Mr. Ganesan V

Head ‚Äď Recovery and Credit Monitoring
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Mr. Ganesan V. is the Head (Recovery and Credit Monitoring) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Madurai University. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of banking. He was associated with our Bank since 1978 and retired in 2016 on attaining superannuation. Thereafter, he worked with Pegasus Assets Reconstruction Private Limited and joined our Bank in 2018.

Mr. Kesava Naidu Rayar

Head - Treasury of our Bank
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Mr. Kesava Naidu Rayar is the Head (Treasury) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Madras. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and master’s degree in psychology from Annamalai University. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has about 35 years of experience in the field of banking. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with Andhra Bank and has been associated with our Bank since 2018.

Mr. Ragesh M

Assistant General Manager (transformation and re ‚Äď engineering department)
Assistant General Manager - Transformation and re ‚Äď engineering
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Mr. Ragesh M is the Assistant General Manager (transformation and re ‚Äď engineering department) of our Bank. He holds a master‚Äôs degree in business administration from University of Calicut and a diploma in international banking and finance from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of banking. He has been associated with our Bank since 1998.

Mr. R. Natarajan

Head (Inspection and Audit)
Head - Inspection and Audit
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Mr. R. Natarajan is the Head (Inspection and Audit) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of Madras and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of banking. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with the Corporation Bank and has been associated with our Bank since 2017.

Mr. Vuppala Srinivasa Rao

Chief Technology Officer
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Mr. Vuppala Srinivasa Rao is the Chief Technology Officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in commerce from Sri Venkateswara University and is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He is a recipient of an award under the ‚ÄėNational Scholarships Scheme‚Äô of the GoI for securing a rank in bachelors of commerce examination. He has about 39 years of experience in the field of banking. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with Andhra Bank and has been associated with our Bank since 2018.

Mr. Palanisamy Mylsamy

Advisor (Vigilance)
Advisor ‚Äď Vigilance
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Mr. Palanisamy Mylsamy is an Advisor (Vigilance) of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in science from University of Madras. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration with specialization in financial management from Indira Gandhi National Open University and has completed post graduate diploma in personnel management from Annamalai University. Further, he is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of vigilance related matters. Prior to joining our Bank, he was associated with the State Bank of India and was on deputation to Vijaya Bank as the chief vigilance officer. He has been associated with our Bank since 2017.