Rajnish Kumar

Rajnish Kumar

Rajnish Kumar is a career banker with nearly four decades of experience with the State Bank of India, having served as the Chairman of the institution, completing his three-year term in October 2020. He is credited with successfully steering the largest bank in India and adopting key technology transformations during his tenure, his expertise in corporate credit and project finance is well recognized. He served the bank in various capacities across the country and was also the Chairman of SBI’s subsidiaries, including SBI Life Insurance Company Limited, SBI Foundation, SBI Capital Markets Limited, and SBI Cards & Payments Services Limited. Additionally, he served as the Director on the boards of various organizations such as Export- Import Bank of India, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, Indian Banks’ Association, Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, among others.

Currently, Rajnish Kumar serves as an independent Director on the Boards of prestigious companies like Ambuja Cements Ltd, Larsen & Tubro Ltd, Hero Motorcorp Ltd, Brookfield Property Management Ltd, and Mastercard India. He is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Resilient Innovations Pvt Ltd. (BharatPe) and an Independent Director on the Board of Lighthouse Communities Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Kumar is an advisor with BPEA Equity Pte Ltd and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Management Development Institute, Gurugram.

Mr. Kumar holds an M.Sc. in Physics from Meerut University and is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).