Mr. O P Bhatt is a graduate in Science and a post graduate in English Literature (Gold Medallist). In his last assignment, from July 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011, he was the Chairman, State Bank Group, which includes State Bank of India, India's largest commercial bank; five associate banks in India; five overseas banks; SBI Life, the country's largest private life insurer; SBI Capital Markets, India's leading investment bank; SBI Fund Management; and other subsidiaries spanning diverse activities; from general insurance to custodial services. Mr. Bhatt led SBI during challenging times. Under his leadership, SBI rose on the global list rankings of Fortune 500.
Mr. Bhatt has served as Chairman of Indian Banks' Association, the apex body of Indian banks. He also served as India's economic diplomacy as government's nominee on the India-US CEO Forum, Indo-French CEO Forum and Indo-Russia CEO Forum, forging links with a cross section of the world's business leaders.
He serves as an Independent Director on several Boards including Standard Chartered Bank plc, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel and Hindustan Unilever.
He was appointed as Additional and Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. May 9, 2017.