The general insurance arm of the State Bank - SBI General Insurance- has appointed Pushan Mahapatra as its new MD & CEO.
Mahapatra took over office on January 1, 2016 after the post was vacated when Bhaskar J Sarma retired on December 31, 2015.
Pushan Mahapatra, was earlier designated as General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, reporting to the MD & CEO
and will had Information Technology, Operations and Internal Audit & Risk Management teams reporting to him.
Mahapatra started his career as a Probationary Officer at SBI in 1985 in the Bhubaneshwar Circle and worked
for 15 years in all areas of retail banking operations. He then moved to Hong Kong in 2000, where he was in-charge of IT, Risk and Compliance at SBI Hong Kong.
He returned to India in 2005 as AGM & Relationship Manager, Corporate Accounts Group, Ahmedabad branch. He shifted to Mumbai to SBI’s Global IT Centre and handled IT functions of the Bank’s international operations. Subsequently, he headed the Enterprise Data Warehouse Project of State Bank Group. Prior to being deputed at SBIG, he was designated as DGM, Business and Operations, Burdwan Module in Bengal Circle heading the operations of the Bank spread over 242 branches.