Airtel Payments Bank Appoints Anubrata Biswas as MD And CEO

Airtel Payments Bank today said that it has appointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director & CEO. In his new role, Anubrata will be responsible for driving Airtel Payments Bank’s mission of taking convenient and innovative digital banking services to the doorstep of every Indian.

This post was vacant since last December when the then CEO, Shashi Arora, quit the firm. Shashi had joined the firm in June 2016.

“We are delighted to have Anubrata on board. I am confident that his experience will add immense value to the bank’s agenda of financial inclusion and digital leadership. I wish him the very best for his new assignment,” said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Airtel Payments Bank.

Anubrata brings with him rich experience of over 17 years in the banking sector. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head – South India for ICICI Bank and was responsible for managing the retail banking business across over 550 branches of the bank.

During his 17 year stint with ICICI, Anubrata has held several senior level positions, both in India and overseas. He has been Retail Banking Head of ICICI Bank UK Plc, ICICI Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary in the UK. He was also the NRI and Remittances Head of ICICI Bank Ltd.

Anubrata has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and did his PGDBM from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Airtel Payments Bank was the first payments bank to start operations in India though another 10 companies received similar licenses. Airtel launched the services in November 2016 and the bank acquired lakhs of account holders within weeks of its launch.

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