Shri Sidhartha Pradhan, is appointed as an Advisor in the Board with effect from 1st of August 2019. He has completed his M.A. and M.Phil. in International Affairs and conducted research on French Arms Export to West Asia from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has done his MBA from University of HULL-United Kingdom.
Shri Pradhan joined Indian Revenue Service in 1977 and has worked in various capacities in Department of Public Enterprise, Govt. of Orissa, Department of Commerce, Department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Civil Supply and Income Tax Department. He was also Private Secretary to the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
He has been a part of Indian Delegations including Chief Minister’s delegations to countries like Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Israel, England, Bangladesh and Nepal to participate in conferences of international and bilateral importance. He prepared the approach paper for Government of Orissa on Privatisation/ Restructuring of Public Enterprises in the State, prepared SWOT analysis on each PSU in the State and supervised public sector reform process from 1995-2000. He has served on the Board of almost all PSUs and has been the past President of Indian Revenue Service Association (Income Tax), All India Body for 2 consecutive terms.
Other than the Bank, Shri Pradhan hold directorship in Mayfair Hotels & Resorts Limited. He does not hold any equity share in the Bank and is not related to any Director presently on the Board of the Bank in any way.