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Shri G. Padmanabhan (DOB 29.05.1955), is a post graduate in Economics (First Class- First) from the University of Kerala and an MBA (International Banking and Finance) from the Birmingham University, UK.
He joined Reserve Bank of India in March 1979 and was elevated as Executive Director on 4th July, 2011, the position from which he superannuated on 31st May, 2015. During his successful career in RBI, Shri Padmanabhan has handled various challenging assignments including Regional Director of a major regional office of RBI from November 2003 – April 2005 and Head of Department of Payment & Settlement Systems in the Bank.
As Executive Director in Reserve Bank of India, Shri Padmanabhan was looking after Department of Information and Technology, Department of Payment and Settlement Systems and Foreign Exchange Department.
Shri Padmanabhan has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Bank of India on 14th August, 2015 for a period of three years.

Shri Melwyn Rego, 57 years, is an MBA rank holder in finance from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. Prior to his appointment as MD & CEO of Bank of India, he was holding the position of Deputy Managing Director, IDBI Bank Ltd since August 30, 2013. He is a career banker and has been with IDBI Bank Ltd since 1984. Mr Rego has held assignments in the areas of Corporate Banking, Rehabilitation Finance, Treasury, International & Domestic Resources, Infrastructure Corporate Group, Project Appraisal Department, Sourcing, Syndication and Advisory Department, Priority Sector and Retail Banking Group in various capacities. He has played key role in tapping diverse International Markets for raising foreign currency resources for IDBI.
Mr Rego was deputed to IDBI Homefinance Ltd as Managing Director & CEO in September 2003 after IDBI took over Tata Homefinance Ltd. Mr Rego returned to IDBI in January 2008 and took over as Head - International Banking Division to spearhead IDBI Bank's overseas initiatives. Mr Rego has extensive international experience and was a rank holder at a programme on International Capital Markets at Oxford University, UK. He has also participated in several seminars including those organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute / World Bank at Washington.
Mr Rego is a keen sportsman and has a passion for music and dramatics.

Shri R A Sankara Narayanan, 55 years, is a post graduate in Public Administration. He holds an MBA Degree and acquired Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He also has a Diploma in Treasury & Investment Risk Management and P G Diploma in Personnel Management and Financial Management.

He has joined the Bank as a Direct Recruit Officer in 1983. He was elevated as a General Manager of the Bank in September, 2011 and was overseeing the International operations of the Bank, covering 59 offices in 22 countries and contributing 29% of the Bank’s business. He has worked as Head of Treasury operations, Zonal Manager, General Manager, National Banking Group and at Corporate Office etc. besides 2 foreign stints at Tokyo and Singapore.

He has taken charge as Executive Director of the Bank w.e.f. 15th May, 2015.

Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, 56 years, is an MA and MBA. He is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer of Gujarat cadre and was Principal Secretary to CM of Gujarat. Shri Murmu held key administrative positions in the State Government. Subsequently, with his posting in Central Government, he was appointed Joint Secretary in Department of Expenditure in Ministry of Finance. Presently, Shri Murmu is holding the charge as Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Shri Girish Murmu has been appointed as Government Nominee Director on the Board of Bank of India w.e.f. 14th June, 2016 or until further orders.


Smt. Rosemary Sebastian is the Chief General Manager of the Reserve Bank of India at its Central Office in Mumbai. In her career with the Reserve Bank of India, spanning over three decades, she has worked in various capacities in the functional areas of Banking Supervision, Internal Debt Management, Foreign Exchange regulation, Rural Credit, Government and Bank Accounts and Consumer Protection. She was a member of several Committees appointed by the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India. She served as the Banking Ombudsman for Maharashtra and Goa from May 2012 to February 2016.

Smt. Rosemary Sebastian is a post graduate from Osmania University and has a Diploma in Treasury Investment and Risk Management (DTIRM). She is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers(CAIIB).
Smt. Rosemary Sebastian has been appointed as RBI Nominee Director on the Board of Bank of India w.e.f. 26th April, 2016.


Smt. Veni Thapar, 45 years, is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and also holds the degree of a Cost Accountant from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. She is a Certificate holder from Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Her areas of interest are RBI & FEMA matters, Banking matters, International Taxation, Income Tax, Company Law and Associated fields.

Smt. Veni Thapar has been appointed as Part-time Non-official Director under Chartered Accountant category on the Board of Bank of India w.e.f. 21st June, 2016 for a period of three years from the date of notification of her appointment or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Shri Harvinder Singh, 57 years, is a Post Graduate in Commerce and also done LL.B. He also possesses the professional qualification of CAIIB. He is the General Secretary of the Federation of Bank of India Officers’ Association. He has been appointed by the Central Govt. as Officer Employee Director of the Bank w.e.f. 18.09.2014. He represents the interests of Non-Workmen Staff (Officers) of the Bank on the Board.
Shri Neeraj Bhatia, 45 years, is a Science Graduate. His area of knowledge is Banking & Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also the member of European Corporate Governance Institute, Belgium and member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA.

He is the partner in M/s. Samsand & Associates, Chartered Accountants which handles various audit of public sector undertaking, banks, financial institutions including public limited companies.

He has served Bank of India as Chartered Accountant Director nominated by the Government of India, for a period of 3 years from 17.10.2011 to 16.10.2014.

He is elected as Shareholder Director of the Bank for a term of 3 years w.e.f. 25.10.2014.

Shri Sanjiv Kumar Arora,52 years, is a Commerce Graduate. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His area of knowledge is Banking & Finance.

Shri Arora served as a Director on the Board of Punjab & Sind Bank for a period from 15.7.2011 to 14.7.2014. He was on the panel of Arbitrators maintained by the Registrar Co-operative Societies, New Delhi. He was also a member of Steel Consumer Council for a period of two years. The Department of Revenue, MOF, Govt. of India has appointed him as a member of National Committee for Promotion of Social & Economic Welfare for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 1.2.2011 and again re-nominated him as a member of the said Committee for next 3 years w.e.f. 1.2.2014.

He is elected as Shareholder Director of the Bank for a term of 3 years w.e.f. 25.10.2014.

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