Press Release

YES BANK announces Appointment of Mr. Subhash Chander Kalia as an Additional (Non-Executive Non Independent) Director

Mumbai, April 03, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank announced the appointment of Mr. Subhash Chander Kalia as an Additional (Non Executive Non Independent) Director with effect from April 03, 2018.

Mr. Subhash Chander Kalia has rich experience of over 38 years in the Banking Industry. Previously, Mr. Kalia served as Executive Director of Union Bank of India from November 21, 2009 to September 2011. He served as an Executive Director of Vijaya Bank Ltd. from October 2008 to November 2009. Mr. Kalia joined Bank of Baroda in 1973 and worked in several capacities up to the level of General Manager till 2008. He was instrumental in setting up Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company and Baroda L & G Life Insurance Company.

Mr. Kalia has significant expertise in Agriculture lending, financial inclusion and Priority Sector Lending. He has served as Member of Indian Banks’ Association Committee on Agro Business and Financial Inclusion for the year 2010-11. He is also Member of the Committee constituted by Reserve Bank of India to re-examine the existing classification and suggest revised guidelines with regard to priority sector lending classification and related issues. He is currently on the board of NABARD Financial Services Ltd. as an Independent Director. He served as the Chairman of Regional Rural Bank, Pratapgarh.

Mr. Kalia holds a Bachelor's degree in Arts from Punjab University and a Master's degree in Political Science, with the distinction of standing first in the University from Guru Nanak Dev University and is also a Gold Medalist. He is also a qualified CAIIB.

With this appointment, YES BANK’s current Board constitution is as follows:

  1. Mr. Ashok Chawla,  Non-Executive (Independent) Chairman

  2. Mr. Ajai Kumar, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

  3. Mr Brahm Dutt, Independent Director

  4. Ms. Debjani Ghosh, Independent Director

  5. Lt General (Dr.) Mukesh Sabharwal (Retd.), Independent Director

  6. Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Independent Director

  7. Mr. Vasant V Gujarathi, Independent Director

  8. Mr Subhash Chander Kalia, Additional Director (Non-Executive Non-Independent)

  9. Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES BANK, said, "Mr. Subhash Chander Kalia is an experienced leader and highly respected in the Indian Banking Industry. We look forward to his guidance as member of the Board of Directors at YES BANK towards scaling the Bank in its next phase of growth, particularly towards the Bank’s focus on Retail Lending driven by growth in Agriculture & allied sectors, Rural Banking and MSMEs  as well as Risk Management for these businesses”.


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “BUILDING THE FINEST QUALITY LARGE BANK OF THE WORLD IN INDIA”.

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Jitesh Patel
Ph.: +91 22 3347 9753, +91 9820813570

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