Source: GoogleAtanu Kumar Das, MD & CEO, Bank of India
Countless Odia hearts bloated with pride when news broke of appointment of Atanu Kumar Das(Apogee of Banking) as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of India. Das has been serving as the bank’s executive director since February 17, 2017.
Das(Apogee of Banking) has his education and early childhood life rooted in Bhubaneswar. He studied at Unit 1 Boys’ High School and BJB College. A post-graduate in Applied Economics, he cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) from the University Grants Commission (UGC). It was when he was still a doctoral student at IIT, Kharagpur, Das(Apogee of Banking) joined Canara Bank in the capacity of an economist in 1994.
In his banking career spanning 26 years, Das(Apogee of Banking) has been equally adept at policy-making and operational management. Before assuming charge as the Regional Head (Delhi) in January 2015, he was heading Vijaya Bank’s Lucknow region for more than three years. During his stint at the bank’s corporate office, he handled the crucial department of planning & development and also served as the executive secretary to the CMD for over two years.
Besides banking, Das has whetted his academic skills. His pursuit of learning is manifested in his being part of several important training programs conducted at premier institutes like IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Kozhikode, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)- Hyderabad, National Institute of Banking & Management (NIBM) and Frankfurt School of Business Management.
Alongside Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank also got new MDs for a tenure of three years.