Who: Rakesh Sharma
What: Appointed as MD and CEO of Canara Bank
When: 11 September 2015
Rakesh Sharma was on 11 September 2015 appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bengaluru-headquartered Canara Bank.
Prior to this appointment, Sharma was the MD and CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank since March 2014, where in a short span of 18 months, he helped the private sector lender excel in all parameters.
With over three decades of experience in the banking sector, Sharma’s main expertise lies in retail and wholesale banking, corporate credit, asset liability management, loan syndication, trade finance, industrial relations and human resources issues.
Sharma also served State Bank of India in various roles including in Tokyo where he was in charge of the overall functioning of SBI branches in Japan.