Mr. P. Jayarama Bhat
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer ,Karnataka Bank Ltd
Born on 14-11-1951, Shri P. Jayarama Bhat is a Post Graduate in Chemistry (with
First Rank) from University of Mysore. He is a Certified Associate of Indian
Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He has banking experience of over 4 decades. He joined
the Bank as an Officer in the year 1973 and over the period of time got promoted to
various positions. In the year 2005, he was promoted as Chief General Manager of the
Bank and has been entrusted with the responsibilities of overall supervision of
operational areas of the Bank. He was appointed as Managing Director & CEO of the
Bank on 14th July 2009. On completion of his 2nd term he has been re-appointed for a
third consecutive term of three years w.e.f. 14.07.2015.
Shri P. Jayarama Bhat has rich experience in all the facets of banking operations.
He was on the Board of Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Ltd., a joint
venture of the Bank, from 2007 to 2009.
He was a member on Management Committee of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) from
2010 to 2014 and was the Chairman of 'IBA Committee on Member Private Sector Banks'
for the period 2012-2014.
During his tenure as Managing Director, the Bank has secured many awards in the
field of IT, CSR, MSME instituted by IDRBT, IBA, CIMSME, ASSOCHAM etc.
Shri P. Jayarama Bhat is the Honorary President of Bankers’ Club, Mangaluru. He has
been conferred with several awards including “Aryabhata International Award”,
“Outstanding Manager Award” by Mangalore Management Association and “A. Shama Rao
Memorial Outstanding Achievement Award”. He was awarded T. A. Pai Memorial “Shrestha
Banker” award by ‘Delhi Kannadiga’. He has also been awarded with “CEO with HR
Orientation” by Asia Pacific HRM Congress. He was bestowed with “New Year
Award-2015” constituted jointly by Manipal University, Academy of General Education
and Syndicate Bank.