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Mr. Shaji K V
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai.

Mr. Shaji K V assumed charge as Chairman of NABARD on 7th December 2022. Prior to this, he was serving as Deputy Managing Director, NABARD since 21st May 2020 and was instrumental in implementing initiatives like software based supervisory inspection, Data-warehouse, process re-engineering and improvement in the risk management practices besides conceptualising the ambitious scheme of computerising Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS). He also steered the crucial Department of Refinance which recorded an all time high business level in FY 2021-22 and the Finance Department of NABARD ensuring efficient use of resources raised from the market and their judicious deployment.

Before joining NABARD, he worked in Canara Bank in various capacities for 26 years. As his last assignment, he was at the Corporate Office of Canara Bank, in charge of Strategy, Planning and Business Development during which he successfully handled the project of amalgamation of Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank.

He has got extensive Board level experience for about 10 years in various organisations viz., National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Canara HSBC Life Insurance Company Ltd. and Canara Bank Securities Ltd., besides being the Chairman of Kerala Gramin Bank, the then largest Regional Rural Bank of the country, and also of NABKISAN Finance Ltd., a subsidiary of NABARD.

He has been member of many National Level Expert Committees/working groups including Working Group on Agriculture Value Chain Finance, Expert Committee to suggest future roadmap for RRBs, Technical Group on Social Stock Exchange, Committee for drafting guidelines for IPO by RRBs, Committee on Cost sharing of ATMs, etc.

Mr. Shaji is a post graduate in agriculture and holds PGDM in Public Policy from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad apart from Diploma in Treasury, Investment & Risk Management. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance and a NSE Certified Market Professional (NCMP).

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