New Delhi: Brij Mohan Sharma has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Canara Bank. Prior to this appointment, Sharma was serving as Chief General Manager in the Punjab National Bank (PNB). According to an earlier notification from the Department of Financial Services, the government has appointed Sharma as ED of Canara Bank with immediate effect (i.e. May 19, 2021) till the date of his attaining the age of superannuation (i.e., 30.06.2023), or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Sharma is a B Com Graduate (Gold Medallist), and M Com (Business Admin, Medallist), and CAIIB. He joined Oriental Bank of Commerce in 1983 and has risen to the level of Chief General Manager in Punjab National Bank. During his 38 years long banking career, he has served as Regional Head of Bhopal, Pune and Western Indian Region (Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa). He has shouldered the functional responsibility of Human Resources and Risk Management in the Bank. He has also headed Inspection and Audit Divisions in Punjab National Bank.
Sharma has rich experience in all segments of banking including Branch Banking, Corporate Credit, Retail Credit, Inspection and Audit Division, etc. He has taken charge as Executive Director of Canara Bank on May 19.
Canara Bank is the fourth-largest public sector bank in the country after its amalgamation with Syndicate Bank in April 2020. At present, it is functioning with 10,491 branches, 3,075 rural, 3,175 semi-urban, 2103 urban and 2,138 Metro along with 12,973 ATMs throughout. The Bank has gone through various phases of its growth trajectory over the hundred years of its existence. The growth of Canara Bank was phenomenal, especially after nationalisation in the year 1969, attaining the status of a national level player in terms of geographical reach and clientele segments. In June 2006, the Bank completed a century of operation in the Indian banking industry. The eventful journey of the Bank has been characterized by several memorable milestones.
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