Om Bhatt

Independent Non-Executive Director | Joined January 2013


Om joined the Board in January 2013.


Om has extensive commercial and retail banking experience, financial services and leadership acumen, with deep knowledge and experience of India, one of our largest markets.


Om had a career spanning 38 years with the State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest commercial bank, where he held a number of roles beginning with the lead bank department, which pioneered financial inclusion. He led the project team that pioneered SBI’s technology initiative in the 1990s, undertook assignments at SBI’s Washington and London offices and held general management roles between 2004 and 2006, becoming managing director of SBI in 2006, culminating in his appointment as chairman of the State Bank Group until he stepped down in 2011. Om was chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association and was previously an independent non-executive director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.

External appointments

Om is an independent non-executive director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel Ltd and Tata Motors, and Chairman of Greenko Energy Holdings.