The bank on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kumar Ashish as the head of this new division.
Prior to joining Bandhan Bank, Ashish was group director at Airtel Money in Africa (a division of Airtel Africa), which runs mobile money operations across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Before that, he had spent about two decades at ICICI Bank.
“In line with the capability requirements, the bank has been focussing on capacity building both through training and upskilling of existing employees, and through lateral hiring,” Bandhan Bank managing director Chandra Shekhar Ghosh said.
“The last five years have seen us build a strong foundation. We are committed to our next five-year strategic vision and are ready for the next phase of growth,” he said.
Ashish will be based out of the bank’s headquarters in Kolkata and will report to Ghosh.