Jayarama Bhat gets 2nd term

Karnataka Bank Ltd Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer P Jayarama Bhat who will be completing his first term in office by July 13, 2012, is stepping into the second term of three years.

The RBI has conveyed its approval for re-appointment of P Jayarama Bhat as the Managing Director and CEO of the Bank for further period of three years with effect from July 14, 2012, as proposed by Bank’s Board of Directors.

Under his dynamic leadership, over the last three years, the bank registered an all round progress. There was significant increase in bank’s business to reach a new high of  Rs 54,488 crore as on June 30, 2012 from Rs 32,004 crore as on June 30, 2009.

The capital fund of the Bank has touched Rs 2,600 crore mark at the end of March 2012 and the Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 12.84 per cent.

The number of branches of the Bank rose to 504 from 447 three years back. Number of ATMs has shown a more than 100 per cent growth from 177 ATMs in 2009 to 382 as of now.

More number of ATMs are being opened to increase convenience to all the customers across India. Customer base of the Bank has surpassed 60 lakhs.  While continuing its consistent dividend payment tradition, the Bank has proposed a dividend of 35 per cent for the year 2011-12. 

Bhat is also a Member of Managing Committee of Indian Banks Association (IBA) and the Honorary President of the Banker’s Club, Mangalore. He is also Chairman of Private Sector Banks Association.

During these years, Karnataka Bank has earned Best Bank Award by IDBRT for ‘Managing IT Risk’ under Small Bank Category.

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