Advisors to The Board

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.


Shri Sidhartha Pradhan


Mr. Santanu Mukherjee

Mr. Santanu Mukherjee is a B.Sc Honors from Presidency College under Kolkata University and CAIIB from the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Mukherjee is currently on the Board of Bandhan Bank Ltd. apart from other companies. He is the former Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad. He has around four decades of experience in the fields of banking, finance and risk management in various capacities. From 2013 to mid-2014, he was the Chief General Manager of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur. He has also worked as a CEO of State Bank of India, Paris, from 2004 to 2008.

Mr. Jayanta Banik is a Chartered Accountant having more than 27 years of experience, worked in diverse NBFC (Internationally reputed Microfinance Company), manufacturing & Construction as well as service sector MNCs & Other Indian Companies. His expertize span over Accounting, Finance and Enterprise Risk Management. Management of the functions / processes of an organization through implementation of systems and procedures and suitable control mechanism for effective running of business processes

He has worked extensively on process improvements, process risk management, due diligence, System Study and Implementation etc.

Worked in the Finance and accounts Head of Indian Operation of a Leading Multinational Microfinance Company. Trained in Microfinance operation by the Expert microfinance technical team at Bangladesh.

Worked as a Project Leader in an Overseas assignment in an Internationally reputed Medical Research Center and Hospital on behalf of a Big Four consulting firm- in designing and setting up of Internal Audit department, Conducting Enterprise Risk Management exercise, Managing Accounts & Finance function.

Worked as a Consultant on behalf of World Bank for Private Sector Survey in Bhutan and involved in preparing the economic survey report on the private sector industries in Bhutan and Report on the industrial development in Bhutan.

Currently associated with a reputed infrastructure company having with pan India presence, as Chief Internal Auditor, based out of Kolkata.


Mr. Jayanta Banik