The Non Executive Chairman of the Bank
Mr. Ananthakrishna, a seasoned banker is the Non-Executive Chairman of the bank w e f 13.7.2009.
Born in 1946, he hails from Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district. He had his initial education at S. V. S. High School, Bantwal. After graduating in Science from St. Aloysius College in Mangalore he did his post-graduation in Mathematics at Mysore University. He began his illustrious career as a teacher at Modankaup in Bantwal Taluk. Later he served as a Lecturer at Manipal Institute of Technology. He moved over to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore as Junior Programmer before joining Karnataka Bank Ltd as an Officer in 1971. At the Bank he has worked in different capacities both at the Operational Level and in Key Management positions in various functional areas like Treasury and Accounts, Corporate Taxation, Information Technology and Credit Administration. Excellent performance in different capacities resulted in his being promoted as General Manager of the Bank in 1994 and later as Chief General Manager in 1998. He was appointed as Chairman & CEO of the Bank in July 2000 and has successfully completed 9 years in office on 12.7.2009.
He was the Honorary Secretary of Indian Banks'Association and the President of the Bankers' Club, Mangalore. Widely travelled in India and abroad he is the recipient of PR Person of the year - 2002 awarded by Public Relations Society of India (PRSI),Mangalore - Manipal Chapter, Outstanding Manager Award for the Districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi for the year 2004 by Mangalore Management Association, and "Purushothama" by Shri Shri Raghaveshwara Swamiji of Shri Ramachandrapura Mutt, Hosanagara in recognition of his contribution to the society.
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 August 2010 to August 2014, during which period he was also the Chairman of 'IBA Committee on Member Private Sector Banks'. Presently, he is a member of IBA Standing Committee on Retail Banking.
During his tenure as Managing Director, the Bank has secured many awards in the field of IT, CSR, MSME, 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.