S. S. Bhat

Chief General Manager
Canara Bank

Mr Bhat has over 35 years of experience in Canara Bank developing expertise in Banking Operations, Leading the teams with excellent results as head of Delhi, Vijayawada, Ranchi Circle office and heading rural and semi urban business vertical of the bank.  As a Mission Director of PMJDY has enabled the bank to reach more than 7 million poor and unbanked people to access bank accounts and insurance, a feat appreciated by the Finance Minister and Prime Minister.

Mr Bhat also heads the Corporate Social Responsibility Division at Canara Bank where in he has been instrumental in driving innovative, robust and effective CSR initiatives of the Bank. The commendable work of Canara Bank in CSR has earned Golden Peacock Award, World CSR Congress Award, Pt, Madan Mohan Malaviya CSR Times Award, Finalist for Times of India Social Impact Award, SKOCH Award and ASSOCHAM Award.

Mr Bhat has been the architect of rebuilding the Agriculture, Financial Inclusion and Priority Sector portfolios of the bank achieving CAGR of 20% in the last 4 years, enabling the bank to get coveted Best PSU Bank Award for Priority Sector by Dun n Bradstreet for 2014-15. Recipient of Best Social Sector Lender Award from ASSOCHAM

Being the head of Skill Development Initiatives for Rural & Urban youth, he is steering 65 self employment institutes in the country which has again bagged the Best Bank Award from the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India, consecutively for last 3 years for creating employment opportunities among the rural and urban youth. Also responsible for devising the policy for educational loans and educational loan subsidy portals and recognized as the best educational loan provider of the country by outlook money.

Mr Bhat is the recipient of prestigious Aryabhata International Award for his contribution to banking.