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Leadership Team

Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan is the MD and CEO of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (physics) from University of Madras. He is a qualified company secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector and had served as the executive vice president and head of consumer banking group in Development Credit Bank Limited, for more than one and half years. He has also worked for about two decades in Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited, part of the Murugappa Group, where he joined as a management trainee and resigned as the vice president and head of vehicle finance. He was also the chairman of the managing committee of the South India Hire Purchase Association for Fiscal 2006. He joined erstwhile Equitas Finance Limited, now our Bank on July 25, 2016. Prior to joining our Bank, he was the Managing Director of EHL.
Raghavan H.K.N is the senior president of retail, assets and outreach banking at our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Osmania University and has passed an executive program in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Prior to joining our Bank, he has worked in several consumer goods companies like Hindustan Lever Limited, Agro Tech Foods Provident Fund, Henkel SPIC India Limited, Dabur Foods Limited and Subhiksha Trading Services Limited. He joined erstwhile EMFL, now our Bank on December 8, 2008.
Mr. Murali Vaidyanathan is President and Country Head – Branch Banking - Liabilities, Products & Wealth at Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited. Mr. Murali Vaidyanathan is strategic Banking Leader with over 20 years of success in setting up branches, business verticals, and driving product innovations and profitability. He has delivered consistent results in expanding branches, balance sheet and realizing top-line revenue goals through product re-structuring, digital solutions, rationalizing product prices and enhancing productivity at people level.

Prior to joining Equitas Small Finance Bank, he worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank and Citi Group. Mr. Murali is known for being both people and process driven person with a sound understanding of Indian Financial Retail Market by designing customer-centric products, analyzing market trends, limiting expenses and identifying areas of opportunity.

Mr. Murali is a veteran and a decisive leader with excellence in optimizing complete range of products and services to its valued clientele, investigating new business opportunities and maximizing its competitive strength for long-term success. Throughout his career, his management abilities have made him proficient in handling multi-disciplinary teams in retail banking. He has completed General Management Programs from IIM Ahmedabad and a certified professional in investments, compliance, and operations from AML and finance management.
Sridharan Nanuiyer is the CFO of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Madras. He is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a certified cost and works accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He started his career with CMC Limited in 1986 and he was deputy general manager- finance and internal audit at the time of leaving the organization. Prior to joining our Bank, he was the general manager- finance at SRA Systems Limited and vice president – MIS and commercial control at Subhiksha Trading Services Limited. He joined erstwhile EHFL, now our Bank on August 16, 2010.

Natarajan Muthusubramanian is the executive vice president and head of treasury at our Bank. He is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining our Bank, he was the director of treasury at Bank of Nova Scotia where he worked for nine years.

Prabhakaran A. is the executive vice president and head of centralized processing centre and customer service at our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Madurai Kamraj University. Prior to joining our Bank, he worked at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited for over nine years. He joined our Bank on November 2, 2016.
Dheeraj Mohan is the senior vice president and head of strategy, investor relations, BI and analytics at our Bank. He holds a post graduate diploma in management from Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies. He has previously worked across NBFCs and capital market intermediaries like Anand Rathi Share and Stock Brokers Limited, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited and Edelweiss Securities Limited. Prior to joining our Bank, he was working with EHL. He joined our Bank on June 1, 2016.

Ramasubramanian Krishnamoorthy is the executive vice president- corporate banking at our Bank. He holds a post graduate diploma in financial management from the Institute for Financial Management and Research, Madras.

He is also a certified associate from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. Prior to joining our Bank, he was the senior vice president at Polaris Consulting and Services Limited and worked there for one and a half years.

He has also worked with companies like HCL Technologies Limited and Capgemini India Private Limited in the past. He joined our Bank on March 2, 2017.
Sharad Goklani is the chief technology officer at our Bank. He holds a master’s degree in computer applications from University of Rajasthan. Prior to joining our Bank, he worked at companies like Bharti Telesoft Limited and Bharti Airtel Limited. He joined our Bank on August 18, 2016.

Alok Gupta in the executive vice president and chief risk officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Kurukshetra University and a post graduate diploma in business administration from the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, New Delhi. He has been certified as a financial risk manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He has worked across companies like Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, i-Flex Solutions Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, Cholamandalam AMC Limited and SunGard Solutions (India) Private Limited. He joined our Bank on February 17, 2018.
Sathyananda Prabhu is the executive vice president and head of internal audit of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Bangalore University and a master’s degree in business administration (banking and finance) from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Prior to joining our Bank, he worked as the senior vice president and head - audit and inspection department at the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited. He joined our Bank on March 1, 2018.

Srinivasan Purohit is the chief compliance officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras. He is a certified associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a certified cost and works accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. Prior to joining our Bank, he worked at Qatar National Bank S.A.Q. He has previously worked with the RBI, ICICI Bank Limited, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (formerly known as Calyon Bank), Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Nomura Capital (India) Private Limited. He joined our Bank on August 5, 2017.

S. Sethupathy is the president of process and quality assurance of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Bangalore University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has previously worked in various managerial positions at HMT Limited, Sundaram Fasteners Limited, SAB WABCO India Limited, Jai Parabolic Springs Limited and Yuken India Limited. He joined erstwhile EMFL, now our Bank on September 17, 2007.

Pallab Mukherji is the Chief People Officer of our Bank. He holds a post graduate diploma in personnel management and industrial relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has completed a strategic human resource management – India course from the Ross School of Business, Michigan. Prior to joining our Bank, he has worked with The Arvind Mills Limited and HDFC Bank Limited. He was the president with the human resources department at IIFL Holdings Limited. He was appointed as the chief people officer of our Bank on February 17, 2020.

Sampathkumar K. Raghunathan is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Madras. He is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has previously worked at the Reserve Bank of India and at the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Prior to joining our Bank, he worked at Hinduja Leyland Finance Limited. He has also worked at Unifi Capital Private Limited as manager- internal audit. He joined erstwhile EHFL, now our Bank on August 13, 2014.