Independent Non-Executive Director
Om Prakash Bhatt was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC in January 2013.
Om is currently an independent non-executive director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Steel Ltd. He is also a governor on the board of the Center for Creative Leadership, a US non-profit leadership development organisation.
Until March 2011, Om was chairman of the State Bank Group, which includes the State Bank of India (“SBI”), India’s largest commercial bank. In a career spanning 38 years with SBI, Om held a number of roles beginning with the lead bank department, which ushered in financial inclusion, leading the project team that pioneered SBI’s technology initiative in the 1990s, assignments at SBI’s London and Washington offices, general management roles between 2004-2006, and managing director of SBI in 2006, culminating in his appointment as chairman in the same year. Om has also served as chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association, and was previously an independent non-executive director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.
Om has a degree in Science and a post-graduate degree in English Literature. He is married with two daughters and lives in India.