Private lender Bandhan Bank today appointed Kamal Batra as Executive President and Head, Assets.
Kamal will be handling the responsibility for growing the Bank’s Commercial Banking (comprising SME lending and NBFC lending) business and Retail Assets (comprising Gold Loans, Personal Loans, Auto Loans, among others) portfolios.
He holds over twenty-five years of experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining Bandhan Bank, he was the Executive Vice President and Head, Business Banking and Secured Assets at IndusInd Bank. In his previous role, he was responsible for establishing the SME Lending Business and scaling up other businesses, including Loan Against Property, unsecured Business Loans, Channel Finance, Warehouse Finance, Gold Loans, Agriculture Loans and Loans Against Card Receivables. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Kamal has also previously worked with Indiabulls Group, ABN AMRO and Standard Chartered Bank.
“I am pleased to welcome Kamal to Bandhan Bank and wish him the best for his new role. Commercial Banking and other Retail Assets are key pillars of growth for the Bank and I hope Kamal’s leadership will enable the creation of a diversified and high-quality assets franchise”, said Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Bandhan Bank.
Kamal will be based out of the Bank’s headquarters in Kolkata and will report to the MD & CEO.